Shane has always enjoyed art and one of his earliest memories was of drawing on his bedroom wall - we're not entirely sure his Mum will have been thrilled about that! Shane has always loved Hanna-Barbera characters; their light-hearted humour and fun vibes.
"I just want to make people happy."
Shane has learning difficulties and autism, and benefits enormously from routine and structure. Although initially very anxious about new places and people, once this initial apprehension is overcome, Shane is a loyal friend and lively participant on days
Shane is extremely empathetic, he uses his artistic skills to cheer up his young nephew when he is un-happy and wants only for his artwork to bring pleasure to others. He is really pleased when people buy his work, it is a real boost to Shane's self-esteem and spurs him on with his artwork. He's not entirely sure what he will spend the money on but thinks it will most likely be for more art materials or a day out with his family.