'Oriana'

Oil on canvas 
41 x 51 cm

Oriana (aged 37) is working as recreational therapist in a care home for people with dementia. Her job, quite ironically, resulted from completing a stint of community service, she’d been ordered to do after being accused of “taking advantage of vulnerable people”.
This charge was made by the children of a few elderly individuals. And a charge that Oriana still persistently defends.
However, the staff of the home, were impressed with the professional compassion Oriana exhibited during her community service and they wanted her to stay.

Original pencil sketch