Chloe Wilkes was born on 09.06.1998.. When she was 18 months old, she was diagnosed with the condition transverse myelitis. At the age of five, her family and friends gave her painting utensils as a present and thus she began to paint. She grew up in Newcastle-under-Lyme and is the second oldest of her five siblings. Ms Wilkes does not live at home anymore, but rather in Stoke-on-Trent. She has attended art classes since she was five at Blackfriars School, where she studied from primary to secondary school. At the moment, she participates in art classes once a week. Her works of art were exhibited for the charity organisation The Donna Louise Trust, raising a sum of between £6,000 and £8,000. Chloe Wilkes uses painting to express her passion, feelings and moods and she enjoys working in this medium. She finds that painting gives her joy and relaxation and also the opportunity to be creative and to use her imagination for a good cause.
Date of birth: 09.06.1998
Scholarship holder since: 01.03.2019