Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Mark Gilbert, Painter of Faces

Get to know to this extraordinary artist. I first met Mark Gilbert when he was in the midst of the Saving Faces Art project, collaborating with London head and neck cancer surgeon Iain Hutchison. And for three years in residence at the University Medical Center in Omaha, Nebraska, he continued his work from the American heartland.

A Portrait Of Healing - CBS Evening News - CBS News
CBS Evening News: A Portrait Of Healing - One Artist Is Working In A Hospital - Painting Patients And Promoting Understanding

Mark Gilbert does portraits of patients and caregivers as part of a research project exploring the connections between art and medicine. Many of the patients featured are coping with facial disfigurement. 

In a segment from Nebraska Educational Television, we are in Mark's studio as he sketches a charcoal portrait of someone who is both a patient and a caregiver at UNMC....

See more of Mark Gilbert's work at http://www.markgilbert.co.uk/