Oil on canvas 
41 x 51 cm

Oriana (37), born in Alkmaar, the Netherlands, is working as recreational therapist in a care home for people with dementia. Her job, quite ironically, was a result of completing a stint of community service, she’d been ordered to do after being accused of “taking advantage of vulnerable people”. A charge done by the children of a few elderly. And a charge Oriana still persistently defend.
The staff of the home though, were impressed with the professional compassion Oriana exhibited during her community service and they wanted her to stay.

Original pencil sketch