Retirement Gift Caricature: this personalised caricature was a gift for a cardiac resuscitation officer in Tralee who was retiring earlier this year. It’s the second piece I’ve done for this unit in University Hospital Kerry. It’s jam-packed with references to her work and the customer gave me a well-resourced brief with lots of photo references to work from! She’s wearing a maroon V-neck scrub top with “Resuscitation Officer” written on it. She’s also got on blue nitrile hospital gloves. The caricature is set in the resuscitation room in the hospital. She has an “IO drill” in her hand and she’s fiddling with knobs of a defibrillator on a crash trolley.
This caricature was a birthday gift for an A&E consultant in Kerry’s University Hospital from his team. Many of the team were also leaving around the same time so it was partially a going away present too! It features an old style defibrillator and references his wearing of colourful socks, his love of swimming, and I’ve depicted a recent injury! He’s always in high demand in his department so I symbolised this with several arrows “pulling” him in different directions. The customer was good enough to send me a photo of the consultant with his team after the presentation of the caricature and they all look pretty happy with it!
Principal Retirement Gift Ideas Ireland: this caricature was completed last year for a retiring school principal. He was the founder of the school and the caricature was a gift to him from his staff.