Local artist Paul Andrews, recognised as one of Newcastle’s premier landscape artists, has been awarded a significant contract to produce 94 works of art for the three-storey building.
A true Novocastrian at heart, Mr Andrews was born and educated in Newcastle. He draws his inspiration from Newcastle and surrounds, in particular from his love of its beaches and coastline, its river and lake as well as the diverse cultures and lifestyles of the area.
Using soft tones and water colours, his artwork will bring the hallways and common areas to life and give the resident’s a sense of familiarity and belonging.
Mr Andrews says he was thrilled to be awarded such a prestigious and large contract in the Hunter.
“To be commissioned for such a large volume of work in the Hunter region was humbling,” he says. “Obviously these types of contracts don’t come along every day, so it was a great feeling to be awarded the work and to know that it brings such purpose and meaning to the people who see my paintings each day. That’s ultimately what every artist sets out to achieve,” Mr Andrews said.
Anglican Care’s CEO Mr Colin Osborne says Paul’s artistic style and love of water was a perfect fit for the facility. “Paul’s artworks perfectly reflect the beauty of Lake Macquarie, Newcastle and surrounds and are the topic of many conversations amongst our residents. He has certainly fulfilled the brief well beyond even our expectations,” says Mr Osborne.
Mr Andrews said he is grateful for the opportunity and hopes that his works continue to create a sense of wellness and happiness amongst residents.
“The idea of someone in their senior years reflecting on their life through my artwork is incredibly special,” Mr Andrews says.
Visit Mr Andrew's website to view more artwork.