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Gerry Simon gets sketchy

The clients of the Gerry Simon Clinic, West Bromwich, a low secure unit for men with learning disabilities, unveiled their artistic skills with a debut exhibition on Friday 12th April.

The display was the first of its kind for the men from the Gerry Simon Clinic as they were given the opportunity to showcase their talent with some pencil sketches they have drawn during their time there.

The impressive collection of work has subjects ranging from still life compositions to birds and animals and even some well-known cartoon characters. The pictures are on show at the exhibition based in Delta House, West Bromwich.

"I couldn't draw before I joined the art group.  I'm happy that people can see what I have achieved," said N.B.

M.M said: "The pictures look wonderful now they are in the frames.  I have always enjoyed drawing and started when I was in school when I was 12 years old. 

"It had been a while since I'd picked up a pencil but I have obviously still got the touch!"

K.H. said: "I really enjoy drawing and love the art lessons. Kevin, our teacher, has been a great support and really helps me if I get stuck."

The art group, which was started by a self-taught artist and member of staff, meet every Thursday with their pencils, pens and watercolours at the ready to start on their next master piece.