"This is a program very dear to my heart as my decision to become a muralist, back in the early 80’s when I was a Respiratory Therapist and a Hyperbaric Technician working with burn patients and the chronically ill, was to be able to create a positive and uplifting environment for people to enjoy and to thrive in.
I am happy to feature Ms. Broom’s mural work and her collaboration with Hospital Rooms." -Roberto Quintana
Founders of Hospital Rooms, curator Niamh White and artist Tim A. Shaw, built the organization based on personal experience. They visited a good friend who was an in-patient on a mental health ward and came away struck by the lack of care given to the surroundings. They knew they had the skills and community to be able to transform these spaces with high-quality artworks. And they believed in the power of art to connect people. Thus, Hospital Rooms was born.
We join many prestigious partners who have been working to help Hospital Rooms expand their capacity to help people. Currently, the charity is working across the UK and has inspired a pilot project in Lagos, Nigeria.
It is a tremendous privilege to join Hospital Rooms and contribute in a small way as they work with service users and staff to alleviate the challenges faced by people with mental health issues. Working alongside them allows us an insight into how artists work and how they interpret the world. And it gives us a way of understanding how artists re-interpret their work to thoughtfully adapt to important community projects.
Orlanda Broom creates paintings in two distinct styles: lush and floral landscapes, and fluid and abstract works. What connects these two bodies of work is her use of colour, organic forms and exploration of painting mediums. Orlanda earned an MA in Fine Art from Winchester School of Art in 1997 while studying in Barcelona. She has lived in Portugal and London and now works from her studio in Hampshire.
Orlanda's landscapes portray reimagined places that are vibrant, colourful and full of life. Her abstract paintings, created in the spirit of abstract expressionism, are made intuitively with resin and allow chance to play a role in forming the composition. Notably, Orlanda has completed large-scale commissions including a 4x4m piece for the lobby of the new Four Seasons Downtown New York and a large abstract work for the Mandarin Oriental in London. She is also involved with the mental health charity, Hospital Rooms.