Cleveland artist John Vincent Stevenson to hold exhibition for Toondah painting series

A CLEVELAND artist battling Parkinson's Disease will showcase eight new paintings at an exhibition for a special Toondah series on Friday.

FIGHTER: John Vincent Stevenson has not given up on his artwork since being diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease.

FIGHTER: John Vincent Stevenson has not given up on his artwork since being diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease.

John Vincent Stevenson will sell his artworks for $1800 a piece, with 50 per cent of all proceeds to be donated to bushfire victims.

Mr Stevenson said he had adapted his painting style since being diagnosed with Pakinson's in 2015 and visitors to the exhibition would be given a glimpse into his world.

"I have become immersed in the present, taking on the challenges of a derailment of cognitive and physical dexterity," he said.

"This series of recent work completed at Toondah Outlook represents a personal adjustment and change in geographic surroundings and the acceptance of an altering neurological perspective.

"Although a degenerative condition, I feel that I am still in control of my work and it's ultimate journey with all the uncertainty intact."

The exhibition will take place on Friday, February 14 from 6pm at Toondah Outlook Apartments on Shore Street, Cleveland.

Visitors are invited to meet Mr Stevenson in the building's conference room and enjoy some food and drinks while they peruse his artwork.

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