A children’s ward at the Bradford Royal Infirmary has had a mural make-over thanks to a healthcare assistant who is an artist in his spare time.
Richard Taylorson’s skills were called on by Ward 16 staff who asked him to brighten up the corridors and paediatric assessment unit. Three of his murals have gone in the unit, while another two are in the main ward and its corridors.
Richard, 39, of Baildon, said: “When I was a child my grandfather taught me how to draw and I got interested in shading and 3D art from there. I didn’t do art at school but started painting canvases again for the love of it around 2003.
“I’ve worked on a lot of BRI wards and everyone knew I painted in my spare time. But it wasn’t until I moved to ward 16 that the staff asked if I would do some murals.”