Pictured here is Maisie a 97-year-old lady who resides in Sonas Nursing Home Cloverhill, Roscommon. During the Covid-19 pandemic, Maisie has consistently kept up to date on all the news, following it intently. She has maintained a positive outlook on the situation, showing complete understanding of all the changes which are happening around her and, all the time, maintaining her faith, and praying for better times to come. Artist Andy Parsons, described her as a truly inspirational lady. The portrait now has pride of place on Maisie’s wall.
Our other sitters:
Noel Higgins, Boyle. Noel has had to cocoon since March following a quadruple bi pass and a broken back and has still managed to stay positive throughout all.
Paddy Horan. Residing in the Plunkett Home, Paddy is a very good conversationalist and this project was suited to his character as the artist Andy Parsons and Paddy enjoyed the sittings.
Rosaleen Callery from Knockarush, Boyle was left with no social outlet after Covid restrictions set in. 87 years of age in October, Rosaleen has sadly passed away since the project was undertaken and we offer our sincere condolences to her family. We hope the portrait will bring them solace. May she rest in peace.
Photographer Brian Farrell was engaged by Roscommon County Council to capture the sitters in their homes with their finished portraits at times when Covid restriction Levels permitted and the results have been a wonderful sight.