Swain and Co has been a keen supporter and sponsor of Koestler for a number of years. Year on year the artwork appears to get better and better. I personally didn’t believe that was possible given the excellent standard of the artwork. I enjoy the pieces so much, that I have a number in my home. I am proud that we sponsor a Koestler award as daily I am able to see how Koestler helps prisoners. It is often an incredibly proud moment for clients to show their awards and artwork to the Parole Board. Not being an artist it is amazing how professional the pieces are and I would imagine a member of the public on the street would never say if asked, that piece was created by a prisoner.
The piece that has one this award is truly special and is a fabulous drawing. The intricacy of it and skill involved sets a high bar for the future. We congratulate the winner on a truly outstanding drawing.”