A CARE home resident is inspiring his fellow residents with his creative talent.

Bill Lowe is one of the latest to move to the Queen Charlotte Care Home, in Chickerell, but has already made an impact with his artistic talent, helping residents to paint, having been a former artist himself.

“Several of our other residents enjoy painting and I am sure Bill is going to be a huge inspiration to everyone,” said home manager Moira Stevens.

“When we get to spring it would be lovely to organise painting trips so residents can capture some of our stunning coastal scenery.”

Mr Lowe has been painting since a young child and previously created the colourful murals in Westhaven and Portland community hospitals as well as the former Underhill school.

Mr Lowe, who grew up in Wyke Regis, said: “My love for art started roughly at the age five. Art kept me feeling positive growing up during the Second World War.

“I still do my art so people feel more confident that they can too. If I can, anyone can.”

Now the former artist shares his skill with fellow residents at the Kingsley Healthcare.