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The Picnic at Trinity Hospice
© Cristina Rodriguez
Title: The Picnic at Trinity Hospice
Medium: Oil on linen
Size: 137 x 195 cm
Permanent collection of Trinity Hospice, London (Great Britain)
'Gift of Painting Brightens Hospice' by Richard Evans, 13 February 2003
A renowned Colombian artist has donated one of her paintings to Trinity Hospice in Clapham. Cristina Rodriguez helped hang the piece –The Picnic at Trinity Hospice– in the reception area on Friday. Cristina studied at The Slade School of Fine Arts in London and has held exhibitions in various countries over the last 16 years.
Her South American background has influenced her confident use of bright oil colours. Cristina said: " The Picnic at Trinity Hospice" is a tribute to life. It is inspired by attending the Trinity Hospice Summer Open Day, an event at which joy and music co-exist with corners of quiet reflection.'
Anne Hooper, the chief executive of the hospice, was delighted with the gift. She said: 'We are thrilled that Cristina has donated this painting to the hospice. It is an impressive painting that is full of colour and feeling. By hanging it in our reception area it will be enjoyed by patients, staff and everyone who visits the hospice.'
The hospice, which is thought to be the oldest in Britain, provides care for those with terminal illnesses. Patients are cared for in Trinity's in-patient unit, in its day centre or at home by a team of dedicated home care nurses.
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