Guernsey’s Princess Elizabeth Hospital has been recreating a Matisse masterpiece!
Patients, doctors and nurses have been encouraged to join in with the community arts project.
The project was made as simple as possible so that anyone, whatever their skill as a painter, could take part. The whole painting was divided up into squares and participants were given a little example of what to do – a bit like painting by numbers.
Once finished, the painting will hang in the corridors of the hospital so that staff who’ve taken part will have a permanent reminder of their artistic talent.
It was all Tina McCallan’s idea:
“When you’re in hospital, you’re sort of trapped in a hospital bed. So I thought I would create an alternative view out of the window because the window becomes your only contact with the outside world.”
Tina now has her sights set on Guernsey Prison and Police HQ.