Art exhibitor donates sale proceeds to National Autistic Society

Linda Noble at the exhibition

Linda Noble at the exhibition - Credit: Archant

An special exhibition showcased the artistic talents of older people and those with learning disabilities and mental health issues who sometimes get overlooked.

Joni Byrd at the exhibition

Joni Byrd at the exhibition - Credit: Archant

The event in Stoke Newington library was conceived by Tracy Reid from housing association Family Mosaic, who noticed the talent of some of the people she supports in the mental health department, where art is used as a therapeutic tool.

Exhibitor, 60-year old Linda Noble, who lives in Upper Clapton extols the virtues of art in helping her stabilise her mental health.

“If I can’t sleep, I get up, get out my paint brushes, and suddenly my mood is lifted,” said Ms Noble who takes inspiration from Frieda Kahlo and Mark Chagall.

“It’s incredible to see my work up a gallery. It makes me feel as though the world is my oyster.”

Artists were able to sell their art in the exhibition and Ms Noble donated all proceeds from her work to the National Autistic Society.

Family Mosaic runs weekly art classes in Marsh Hill, Homerton.