Natalie Veal’s art exhibition A Thousand Pieces was held at the Police and Community Youth Centre (PCYC) over the long weekend with $5 from every piece sold going back to the Centre.
Shire of Collie councillor Leonie Scoffern opened the exhibition.
“This is Natalie’s 28th exhibition to date and it’s her largest solo one and what an incredible display of art from an extremely talented lady… Collie is gaining a new reputation driven by artists like Natalie,” Mrs Scoffern said.
Veal said exhibitions like her own can do a lot for towns like Collie.
“It brings culture and tourism to the town and kids love it, it’s inspirational to get them painting and sitting down doing something good,” said Veal.
The idea for the exhibition came to her when she broke her grandmothers plate and turned it into a mosaic she said.
“Sometimes when things are broken they become more beautiful.”
Veale also runs an art therapy group called hspace on Fridays from 2pm at the PCYC.