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Pushing the Boundaries

May 7th 2014

The Fletchers Group has a strong commitment to community and we are proud to share the story of Scott Nye, a 35 year old accomplished artist who is about to embark on a relationship building journey along the Murray River.

Scott’s life has been both challenged and enriched by autism and Tourettes Syndrome. Residing in Warrandyte, Scott takes inspiration for his art from the landscape around him. His dynamic movement and energy is captured on paper and he works with an astonishing attentiveness to detail. His art gives him a way to be himself and show people how he sees the world.

Scott lives as normal a life as possible with all of his challenges. The local community is very tolerant of his behaviour and supportive to help him move freely and creatively within the local area. Scott’s work is unique and despite his autism is not at all repetitive. While he prefers using pastels, Scott is also comfortable creating pieces of art with pen, oil pastels and paints.

Scott will embark on his journey with his mother, Cheryle and together they plan to head off in a caravan and follow the Murray River from its source in Currawong right through to its meeting with the ocean in South Australia- a total of over 2,500 kms! The aim is to photograph, draw and paint on a journey that explores the remote parts of the Murray River and the uniqueness of each country town they pass through.

The journey will take Scott away from his comforts and compulsive behaviours and challenge him to interact with life and new people. It has been difficult for Scott to find normality, although with the support of his mother, he has found some independence and a good life, even if it is limited and habitual. This journey is aimed at improving Scott’s quality of life and assuring his future has greater meaning.

Scott and his mother will be documenting the journey and they are hoping this will lead to a greater understanding of human nature and how relationships can be built around adversity. At the completion of their journey the works of art will be available for sale at an exhibition and the profits will be donated to organisations that directly support families with autistic children. Scott and Cheryle hope that by documenting their journey, they can inspire people to take control of their own destiny and give strength and reason to others to never give up hope.

Scott and Cheryle are both valued clients and friends of Fletchers Senior Associate, Chris Chapman. Scott and Chris went to Warrandyte Primary School together and Chris is still a huge fan of Scott’s art today.

The team at Fletchers are looking forward to following the expedition and seeing what inspires Scott along his journey.

You can follow Scott and Cheryl’s journey via the following platforms:

TWITTER: Link: Twitter tag – @CResults_Aust

FACEBOOK: Link: Facebook page: Cresultsskincare



 The story will also be found on starting on the 21st April

 ‘Green House’ by Scott Nye