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 retirement caricature went to the UK earlier this year. It’s the second piece I created for GB Fleetcare for a retirement, it’s nice to have a repeat customer! The subject of this piece flew in a World War II Spitfire for his 60th birthday so he’s got his flight suit on with the Spitfire in the background. There’s some very specific references to too, such as a Velosolex bike and a Piaggio trike, and an Italian flag on the flipchart! He’s got an allotment so I included a bag of fertiliser to symbolise that. He’s also very into drone flying so that’s included too! There’s also a Tesco truck in the background and he’s into fishing so he’s also holding a fishing rod!
Garda Retirement Present Caricature: this piece was a present to a retiring Garda from his colleagues.