Debut exhibition for 101-year-old artist

Witney Gazette: 101-year-old Andy Andrews 101-year-old Andy Andrews

YOU’RE never too old to try something new. At least that’s what the residents at the Henry Cornish Care Centre have been proving.

Residents held their first art exhibition at the residential home in Chipping Norton.

The gallery featured paintings, embroidery, crochet, cross-stitch and knitted pieces.

Andy Andrews, a former engineer aged 101, displayed paintings of famous events including a picture of the royal wedding.

He said “It was a very eventful day. It’s the first time I have displayed my art. I like it at Henry Cornish. There is always something going on.”

There was also a display of knitting by Dot Blunsdon.

The 87-year-old said: “It was good seeing what other people can create. It’s marvellous. I’m going to knit and crochet as long as I possibly can.”

The event was part of Dignity and Care, an event stressing the importance of treating older people with dignity.

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