Fast track to suc­cess

Joondalup Weekender - - News - Tyler Brown

CHRISTO­PHER Hum­mel’s pas­sion for paint­ing has led him to a win at a cur­rent art ex­hi­bi­tion.

Christo­pher is a Year 11 stu­dent with autism who stud­ies at Pren­diville Catholic Col­lege’s En­deav­our Cen­tre.

Three of his pieces won the Stu­dent Award in the City of Joon­dalup’s an­nual Com­mu­nity Art Ex­hi­bi­tion at Lake­side Joon­dalup Shop­ping City.

Christo­pher has had a keen in­ter­est in paint­ing since he was nine and has de­vel­oped a pas­sion for paint­ing trains in re­cent years, with in­spi­ra­tion com­ing from his fas­ci­na­tion for cities of the world.

“In par­tic­u­lar, he is very­mu­ni­ d483494 knowl­edge­able about the dif­fer­ent se­ries of trains and vary­ing graf­fiti art found on them in dif­fer­ent cities,” teacher Sara Ge­orge said.

She said with more than 90 completed can­vases, Christo­pher’s port­fo­lio was im­pres­sive.

“He has a reg­i­mented rou­tine of paint­ing each night and se­lect­ing his cho­sen work from the in­ter­net each week­end,” she said. “In ad­di­tion, he paints at school and at any given op­por­tu­nity.

“Apart from the sat­is­fac­tion of com­plet­ing a piece of art, his rou­tine of paint­ing is a nec­es­sary process to al­le­vi­ate his anx­i­ety.

“He feels a great sense of ac­com­plish­ment when he is able to view his work, which is on dis­play within the school grounds.”

Pic­ture: Martin Ken­nealey

Well-trained... Year 11 stu­dent Christo­pher Hum­mel has won the Stu­dent Award in a City of Joon­dalup art com­pe­ti­tion.

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