(Oil on Canvas, 20” x 20”)
Heidi is my wife’s niece. I painted her in portrait 017 Christine Pinch and Heidi May. The face was indistinct there, so it was time to paint her again, particularly as it was a significant birthday for her coming up.
Heidi works for the National Health Service for the Scottish Highlands. She joined the Board of Directors as Board Nurse Director in July 2005. Prior to this she worked in the North Middlesex Hospital, London as the Deputy Director of Nursing and the Acting Director of Nursing.
Her clinical background has been primarily in infectious diseases – specifically HIV Medicine – working in Kings College Hospital, London and The Royal North Shore Hospital, Sydney, Australia. She also worked in Genito-urinary Medicine for 8 years at the Jefferiss Wing, St Mary’s Hospital, Paddington, London. Heidi trained in Sheffield completing her BA(HONS) in Nursing in 1987.
The background of the painting is of Urquhart castle, Loch Ness. Heidi lives very close to Loch Ness with her partner Finlay.