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When the press release for 2006's recycled art exhibition Re-Worked at Penarth's Washington Gallery read 'One entry offered himself as a recycled exhibit, as well as his exhibit of orange cartons, collected from where he slept rough.' I knew I'd stumbled across an individual. Graham Lewis arrived in St Ives as the colony's Big Issue vendor; proving even disabled people can become homeless. But life hadn't always been on the downside, as a young man he'd studied art in Doncaster –

Another Doorway, mixed media painting by Graham Lewis

Another Doorway, mixed media painting by Graham Lewis

Some lively new work is on show as part of the St Ives September Festival