A right royal magazine cover
Date posted: Wednesday 16 May 2018
David Tovey, a former WLM resident, is an award-winning artist and inspirational communicator. He has designed the latest cover of The Big Issue magazine which celebrates the Royal Wedding this weekend. David used to be homeless and lived in Burgess Park House, one of WLM’s services which helping people who are homeless after they leave the armed forces. David spoke at WLM’s 130th Anniversary Celebration in 2017 and has recently won awards for his art which conveys a challenging and hopeful perspective on the potential of homeless people.
David says: “WLM were, and are, a major factor in my recovery, by giving me a safe environment to live after being street homeless, they helped me rediscover who I am, gave me hope and the energy to fulfil my dreams.
Designing the Royal Wedding cover is even more special for me as I served my country for 6 years in the Armed Forces from 1991-1997. The Armed Forces gave me many skills and taught me to never give up. Since being homeless I've tried to rebuild my life through art and this week I get to show case some of it on my first ever Magazine cover ”.
If you want to know more about David’s art then please see his website www.davidtoveyart.co.uk
Posted by: Admin on Wednesday 16 May 2018
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