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Portrait in the Counselling Centre
Matthew has completed the third portrait of the Treetops Hospice Staff and Volunteers. It has taken 8 months to finish all three portraits which have been done to celebrate the Treetops Hospice 40th Anniversary and the staff and volunteers who make the hospice what it is.

They will be gifted to the hospice in October.

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"Portrait in the Counselling Centre"
Oil, Acrylic and Charcoal on Plywood.

90 x 150 cm

This portrait will be gifted to the hospice in October and will be publicly exhibited in Beeston in September.

From left to right:
John O’Neill (Director of Operations and Compliance)
Wendy Williams (Wellbeing at Home Health Care Assistant)
Fiona Palmer (Cook Supervisor)
Anna Bown (Volunteer Support Co-ordinator)
Louise Green (Finance Administrator)

 

Matthew says, "I was really pleased with the composition of this portrait, and delighted with the socks worn by Fiona Palmer, sitting in the chair."

"Portrait in the Rainy Rose Garden"
Oil, Acrylic and Charcoal on Plywood.

122 x 122 cm

This portrait will be gifted to the hospice in October and will be publicly exhibited in Beeston in September.

From left to right:

Julie Walker  (Legacy and In Memoriam Relationship Manager)

Julie Heath  (CEO)

Ali Jordan (Deputy Wellbeing Manager)

Simon Machin (Director of Marketing and Income Generation)

Sarah Burcher (Head Volunteer Gardener)

Betsy (Chief Doggy Officer)

Katy English (Deputy Manager Hospice at Home)
 

Matthew says, "I did not anticipate the perspective challenges this painting would put me through. It ended up needing a sunny day, string and my lawn to get it sorted out.'

"Portrait in the Wellbeing Room"
Oil, Acrylic and Charcoal on Plywood.

150 x 90 cm

This portrait will be gifted to the hospice in October and will be publicly exhibited in Beeston in September.

 

From left to right:

Dr Swanick (who runs the Clinic in Palliative Medicine)
Chris Wallwork
(Volunteer in the Long Eaton charity shop for 38 years)

Tom Hendley Retail Logistics & Warehouse Manager)
Nat Schofield (Exercise Facilitator & Wellbeing Health Care Assistant)
Julia Saunders (Volunteer within our Treetops Lottery)
Jules Kirk (Therapeutic Services Manager)

Matthew says, "this is the first large group portrait I have undertaken, and it taught me a lot about approaching groups and the challenges of ensuring that the group look right together."

About Treetops Hospice

Treetops Hospice is the leading end-of-life care charity for Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire.

 

The charity provides nursing care and emotional support for adults with life-limiting conditions, those who’ve been bereaved, and their families. All the hospice services are available free of charge, from diagnosis onward.

 

Treetops Hospice offers end-of-life nursing care in patients’ own homes, counselling for grieving children and adults, personalised well-being support, and confidential advice.

 

This year, Treetops is very proud to be celebrating 40 years of caring for people and their families in the local community.

 

For further information about Treetops and the care available, please visit www.treetops.org.uk or call 0115 949 1264.

 

Matthew is planning on gifting the three group portraits to the hospice as part of their 40th anniversary celebrations.

 

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