Drawing the Carers: Portraits of Hospital Life

Drawing the Carers: Portraits of Hospital Life

Once, a film director shot a movie in the desert. He brought nothing but his actors, and people were puzzled. “Why did you choose such a place to shoot the film?” asked his colleagues. “There’s nothing there!” “On the contrary,” said the director, “there is the most interesting thing in the world: the human face.” I feel the same as that director: there is nothing I’d rather draw than a portrait, so when the inspirational Margaret Flannery of the Galway Arts Trust asked me to get involved in a great project she was undertaking in University Hospital Galway, I was delighted to accept. You can access the post by topping up your web wallet with 20 stellar lumen tokens (the price of a stellar lumen is currently usd ) if you haven’t already done so and then making a micropayment of 2 lumens to continue reading this post   Remember: NO subscription required, NO monthly fees, NO personal information, just a new secure micropayment mechanism for content you want to see.


  1. Miú

    January 25, 2017 at 8:12 pm

    What a beautiful set of portraits! I love the diversity of these human figures, yet all alike… How many ways are there to sit? And to place your arms? And hands? One feels like examining each painting slowly, trying to figure out the personality behind it.
    Thank you for being back, Róisín, by the way. I missed your posts!
    Cheers from Portugal

    • Róisín Curé

      January 25, 2017 at 8:42 pm

      Hi Miu, what a lovely message! I loved doing the portraits, all I did was ask them to sit comfortably and they found so many ways to express themselves! I learned so much about their personalities, just from body language alone. And I am delighted to be back – I was just too tied up (with portraits among other things) to post but I love putting sketches and stories online so there’ll be no stopping me. Next up…a piece about my upcoming workshop in Galway this July. All the best, Róisín

  2. Paul G Perry

    January 25, 2017 at 12:49 pm

    Very nice Roisin, I love your unique style, clean economic just enough detail to capture the image. Your colour is beautiful and delicate. The story behind your work is always informative and interesting.
    Many thanks for sharing.

    • Róisín Curé

      January 25, 2017 at 7:43 pm

      Many thanks Paul. Thank you for such kind words, very much appreciated at this time of preparing my work as a book, and hoping that people will like what I offer.

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