Clockwise from rear door:

Artist: John Derrick 

These paintings are derived from my previous work as a registered nurse at a nursing home  in Melbourne, Australia. They are of elderly blind men at the end stages of their lives. My work involved the physical and emotional care of these men; feeding, toileting, medicating and talking. Some of them were confused, but if you delve deeper, their confusion makes sense. These people lose their ability to care for themselves as a result of the normal process of ageing. They are vulnerable and sometimes go unnoticed by the rest of society. 

1. "Jack" , 1996, oil on board, 60 x 40 cm.

2. "Transition", 1996, oil on canvas, 92 x 61 cm.

3. "Fading", 1996, oil on canvas, 92 x 61 cm.

4. "Stan", 1996 , oil on canvas, 92 x 61 cm.

5. "Colostomy ", 1996, oil on canvas, 92 x 61 cm.

6. "Karl", 1996, oil on canvas, 75 x 50 cm.

7. "Ron", 1996, oil on canvas,  75 x 50 cm.