A Dream RealizedSeptember 07, 2015 | Residence at Glen Riddle
Jim has always been an artist. Throughout his years, you could often find him in his studio crafting new piece but when life happened, as it tends to, he stopped painting.
When Jim began his senior care at The Residence of Glen Riddle in Media, Pennsylvania, he didn't know that his passion for painting would be reignited and they would make his biggest dream come true.
Connie, the Activities Director at Glen Riddle, taught a painting class twice a month. When Jim first heard about it, he came to check it out and this was enough for him to rediscover his love for painting. He and Connie would talk "art" during class while she played classical music for the residents to enjoy while they worked. Many residents would come to the class simply to listen to music, or watch as other residents let their creative minds take form on paper. Jim even went out and bought all of his own painting supplies, and painted everyday.
Connie found out that Jim dreamed of curating his own art show. Glen Riddle decided to make that a reality and Jim was beyond ecstatic when they broke the news to him.
To prepare for the show, Jim painted twenty pieces of art focusing on pieces that showcased nature and wildlife. He had been with the Pennsylvania Game Commission for years, and in that time had taken lots of pictures that he wanted to paint. Connie worked with Jim to mat his paintings. They had the show in the lobby of Glen Riddle and Jim could not have been more proud. His dream of having his very own art show and selling his paintings had come true.
He sold four of his paintings to eager art lovers.
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