Deaf Australian artist Chelle Destefano recently attended the charity Action on Hearing Loss’ Educational Day Services workshop in Bath to talk about her work.
Destefano is currently in the UK to present her work and stopped by the workshop on Wells Road to give a talk about her visual art and what it means to her.
The workshop has been run by the charity for over 30 years, providing people who are deaf with additional needs with a space to express themselves artistically using a number of mediums, including paint, ceramics and jewellery making.
Being Deaf, Chelle prefers to communicate through her art and expresses her deep feelings about the world and its history.
Jo Butts, at Action on Hearing Loss’ Educational Day Services, said: “We were very excited to welcome Chelle Destefano to our workshop.
“It was great to see some of her work and get to understand the visual impact of her paintings in more detail. We are sure she has inspired those who use our service and came along on the day.
“We’d also like to thank DeafPlus in Bath who helped introduce us to Chelle in the first place”.
While in Bath, Chelle held an exhibition at the Chapter One pub to showcase her latest collection called ‘Blue ghosts’.
Having painted for 15 years, her work has won numerous awards, including the Australian Arts Council grant for Paris and London solo exhibitions.