Sam Jevon & Errol Drysdale: An Exhibition

Dugdale Centre, Enfield

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Enfield locals Sam & Errol weren’t always artists. Before a car accident in 2006 that saw her sustain a severe brain injury, mum of two Sam actually had little interest in drawing. Errol meanwhile spent many years navigating growing up with a brain injury after being knocked down by a car in the 70s as a child.

Each had different priorities and challenges in life, however they both came to find a passion and talent for art at local brain injury charity Headway East London. As active members for 9 and 19 years respectively, Sam and Errol regularly create at the charity’s onsite art studio and are two of the studio's most prolific artists – building up large portfolios of work and plenty of admirers.

This exhibition explores differing approaches to art despite an apparent shared experience. The work invites visitors to ask what it really means to be an artist, and how the life of the creator behind the canvas can influence the final piece. It looks at dreams and wishes alongside the mundane and average, and the beauty to be found in life’s simplest forms.

This exhibition runs until 1st June and there is a Meet The Artist event at the Dugdale Centre on Tuesday 15th May at 12pm.