Pausing for Breath (2020) by Caroline de PeyrecavePaintings in Hospitals
Pausing for Breath
This really feels like a representation of someone at work, it’s an intimate and fleeting connection as they stop for just a moment in an intense time. I found it emotional looking at it. I love the treatment of the wall behind too.
Becca (2020) by Carrie StanleyPaintings in Hospitals
The colours in this are sensational, so vivid and striking. The relationship between mother and child feels absolutely believable and specific, whilst also standing for the humanity behind the heroes, the exhaustion and relief to be home with family. It’s got a lovely Degas or Toulouse Lautrec quality.
Darren Neeld (2020) by James BlandPaintings in Hospitals
I love the undone way this artist uses paint, it’s as if they have sculpted the head from this dark planes. It’s impressive work. The pose and the attitude of the sitter are really successful too.I love that dash of red on the lip, so clever.
Chris Wilding, Masked and Unmasked (2020) by Martin BurroughPaintings in Hospitals
Chris Wilding, Masked and Unmasked
Great approach to show us the masked and unmasked sitter. The composition works well and the colours are wonderful. But it’s the way the face has been composed with this masterful tones that really impressed me.
Dr Farrell (2020) by Paula Stevens-HoarePaintings in Hospitals
A masterful blue monochrome watercolour. It feels so light but it’s compelling and believable. I think the frankness and honesty of the expression is also beautifully rendered.
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