A Preparatory School artist achieved a significant milestone after having his work showcased at a high-profile event.
Angus Holland, a Year 3 pupil at Rydal Penrhos, had some of his incredible creations take pride of place at the Artism UK Exhibition, which ran from April 13-28 at the Anglesey Open Studios.
The pupil has a condition called Autistic Spectrum Disorder, which affects his social, behavioural and communication skills, with Angus also fitting onto the spectrum as someone who has Asperger Syndrome.
He has found a “sense of calm” and a supreme gift within his artwork, and Angus spends a considerable amount of time on his drawings and painting with some truly wonderful results.
His work received an enormous amount of plaudits and praise from those that attended the exhibition, with Angus also securing his first ever sale after some purchased some of his prints.
The parents of Angus have previously stated the support they have received from Rydal Penrhos “has been nothing short of amazing”, adding that “if he was in any other school, he would not have been identified as Autistic as he is so extrovert and vocal, but their expertise helped us to discover what Gus needed”.
Angus’ Instagram account, which is run by mother Rajeena, is also growing considerably and has now attracted more than 2,100 followers in a relatively short space of time.
Prep School Head Alison Hind, said: “Angus really comes to life when he is working on his art, and it must be an enormous confidence boost for him to see his work receiving so much praise and recognition.
“He is developing into a really impressive young man who is receiving expert support from our staff team here at Rydal Penrhos, and his talent from an artistic perspective is really quite something.”