AN amazing exhibition is on display at Morrisons until February 6 supporting the RNLI.
It’s the work of Stephen Morris, a resident at The Disabilities Trust, Shinewater Court, Eastbourne.
Stephen and Compass artist Fenya Sharkey have worked for more than three years to produce the Maritime paintings in this exhibition.
Stephen has shared some of his life story using an alphabet board.
He served in the Royal Navy, is a Falkland’s war veteran, worked on the Hastings fishing boats and volunteered with the RNLI.
As well as being a man of the sea, he is an accomplished artist and chose all
the studies of historical maritime art, indicating to Fenya which colours to work with and most importantly – knowing when to stop and put the brush down.
It is Stephen’s wish to sell the paintings to raise money for the RNLI, a vital service for all sea faring men and women whose lives are dependent on the commitment and bravery of the RNLI rescue teams.
Compass is a community of artists who use their practice to engage with people vulnerable to social exclusion as a way to affect change, improve society as a whole and to help other people find their own means of creative expression.
Covid permitting, Compass Arts run a weekly pop-up art studio at Shinewater Court.
If you would like to purchase one of these paintings for £40 please
contact us via www.compasscommunityarts.co.uk or facebook/compasscommunityarts.
Alternatively if you would like to make a donation to the RNLI go to https://rnli.org/support-us/give-money/donate