If the residents of Harbour House residential care home in West Bay need more inspiration to get creative they’ve got just what they need outside their windows.

But they’ve also had help from Bridport Creative Minds’ artist Sarah Jane Ross and a group of youngsters.

The theme of the art session was ‘Seaside’ and included reminiscence and working on a one-to-one basis, to create a giant seaside landscape painting.

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Sarah Jane Ross said: “One of our key aims is to make art accessible to everyone, so this collaborative session was an exciting way to achieve this.

“The members of staff ’s children and residents used oil pastels and watercolours to paint an ‘endless landscape’, joining all of their wonderful work together at the end of the session.”

Sarah Jane has been a Creative Minds’ artist for 18 months and says it’s a wonderfully therapeutic way to make art accessible.

She added: “We are a national organisation with over 30 artists across the UK.

“I deliver sessions in the west Dorset area in Bridport, Lyme Regis, Dorchester, Weymouth and surrounding villages

“Something like the seaside theme engages them thinking about their holidays in the past.

“It is always good fun and not too serious and creates a nice relaxed social environment that gets them talking to each other.

Harbour House manager Anna Filsell said: “We thought it would be great fun for both our residents and the children to work together as the residents really enjoy the art sessions with Sarah Jane.

"It was a fantastic morning and we plan to hold more intergenerational sessions in the future.”