Watercolour Medical Art Paintings for Public Display
It’s not every day that a medical artist is asked to be part of a building project. To be commissioned to create wall art with a ‘medical art twist’ to mark the building of a large hospital redevelopment site, situated at Southmead NHS Hospital in Bristol.
The brief was to produce two very large traditional watercolour paintings on a one meter high canvas, their ultimate purpose to be on public display to celebrate the completion of the hospital. The paintings to have a combination of medical art and the actual building structures in order to celebrate this state of the art building.
Employed by the Hospital is a duo called Davis&Jones. Davis&Jones are originally artists but they formed a partnership in 2009 collaborating between Deborah Aguirre Jones and Eleanor Wynne Davis. In a bid to find new and innovative ways to celebrate the hospital build, two major commissions were awarded working with Bristol City Council and North Bristol NHS Trust, to work with communities within Bristol and with the redevelopment team at Southmead Hospital. Deborah Aguirre Jones and Eleanor Wynne Davis were commissioned as part of this award and they in turn had the idea of having two paintings that would combine medical art, anatomy, science, building structures into one piece. Such a commission was a challenge but the resulting artwork managed to combine all the elements resulting in two quirky and original pieces of artwork.