SIX talented clients at the Barnstaple office of national training charity St Loye's Foundation are hoping an exhibition of their work may help them to make a living.
The Breaking Barriers exhibition will showcase their hitherto hidden talents which were uncovered when St Loye's work programme consultant, Grace Boyd, was working with some of the group.
She said: "Many of our clients have been long term unemployed for a variety of reasons and we help them in every way we can to find a sustainable working future. Many feel doors are continually closed to them so it was wonderful to discover such untapped potential.
"Each of these talented artists is focussed on where their art can take them and we are helping to motivate, train and inspire them."
The charity's chief executive, Christopher Knee said: "St Loye's supports a wide range of individuals with physical, mental health and other barriers to independence as well as the long term unemployed. This initiative demonstrates that many have unrecognised talents."
The artists include Derek Spencer (painting), Debbie Brannen (painting, quilling), Jason White (ceramics), Stephen Pinchess (pencil drawing), Stephen Humphreyson (photography) and Norval Brown (painting).
The free of charge exhibition will have up to five works from each artist on show at the Goodwin Gallery on Brannam Campus, Petroc College from September 13 to September 20.