Well known Newcastle artist Paul Andrews has been recognised as one of Newcastle’s premier landscape artists after he was awarded a significant contract to produce 94 works of art for Anglican Care’s aged care facility, Kilpatrick Court.
Mr Andrews, who is born and educated in Newcastle and a true Novocastrian at heart, was commissioned to bring the hallways and common areas to life and through his artwork, give the resident’s a sense of familiarity and belonging.
The paintings depict iconic Newcastle and Lake Macquarie locations and scenes, through the use of soft tones and water colours.
Mr Andrews said 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.
“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 said 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,” said Mr Osborne.
Kilpatrick Court is Anglican Care’s signature facility which provides 147 beds for residents with varying degrees of health and care needs. The three story state-of-the-art complex based in Toronto was opened in late 2016 and will be formally commissioned in May 2017.
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 said.
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Accompanying photo quotes:
Photo 1: Newcastle artist Paul Andrews (right) with Kilpatrick Court day program participants Ken Tredennick and Bob Crowe reminisce old times spent at Newcastle Beach.Photo 2: Paul Andrews and Kilpatrick Court resident Ron Damond.