Warwick: colourful art is Philip’s forte

Philip Bascombe with some of his art.
Philip Bascombe with some of his art.

PHILIP Bascombe loves creating colourful artworks.

Each Thursday, he visits Creative Arts by Rise in Warwick where he works in the painting room to produce vibrant and quirky pieces using a variety of mediums.

Rise employee Lynne Palmer has been working in the painting room with Philip since he started visiting about five months ago.

“Philip is very engaged here and just gets on with the activities,” she said.

“He normally uses coloured pencils and some watercolours but recently he tried some paints for the first time.”

Mr Bascombe said he drew inspiration from past holidays and his interests.

“I like painting and I do drawings at home of houses, buildings and cars,” he said.

“I love American cars.”

He listed Trans Ams, Pontiacs and Corvettes among his favourites, while Peter Brock, Dick Johnson and Alan Moffat are some of the drivers he loves to chat about.

The Rise Network works with people with a disability, youth at risk, people with a mental health issue, carers and older people in the community.

The Creative Arts centre runs many other activities including woodwork, knitting and pottery.

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