Teen with muscular dystrophy enjoying success as an artist

A teenager living with muscular dystrophy is beginning to enjoy success in the art world.

Harry Luxton, London, has a talent for painting and is hoping to use that talent to raise money for a local children’s hospice.

The 18-year-old, who paints in an ultra-modern, almost expressionist style, has already succeeded in selling two of his paintings, which attracted the attention of guests at the Mayor of Redbridge’s Valentines Ball in February.

Harry, who has been displaying his work in other locations in his local community, is also passionate about raising awareness of muscular dystrophy.

Previously, he has appeared in an appeal film for a nearby children’s hospice, which was unveiled during a recent charity ball.

The teenager has also attended comedy nights, summer fairs and other events in the community, exhibiting his paintings and networking.

A spokesperson on behalf of the hospice Harry is attempting to raise money for, said: “We really hope our supporters will be encouraged to buy Harry’s art which will help us care for other children and young people with life-limiting and life-threatening conditions.”

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