Accident and Emergency Department, Derby Royal Hospital
Lynne designed and created a range of large-scale murals throughout the A&E Department, including the reception and waiting areas, four subwait areas and X-Ray corridor. Colour and imagery was a crucial element in this project and the mural was carefully designed using the effective use of colour psychology to enhance well-being. Lynne was delighted to work with a team of people from the local community. Lynne also ran an arts competition engaging Primary Schools to create artwork for the Children’s area at A&E in response to the mural design . The six winning entries have been formatted onto canvas and hung in the Children’s Area of A&E.
Antenatal Department, Derby Royal Hospital
Lynne transformed the Antenatal Department by creating a series of beautiful murals throughout the unit. The murals feature in the waiting areas for Antenatal Clinic, Pregnancy Day Care and Fetal Medicine and the link corridor between the Antenatal Clinic and the Scan Department. The theme for the Antenatal Department was garden blooms and the sense of blossoming which fits perfectly considering the use of this department. Lynne said, ‘This is a very busy unit and the waiting rooms are always busy, I wanted to create a mural that had relevance and depth, each part of the mural has a symbolic meaning from the buds to the curving and coiling vines to the flowers in full bloom, the mural tells a story.’
Birthing Pool Room, Labour Ward, Derby Royal Hospital
The birthing pool room is an incredibly special area, so the designs were created to be very simple and relaxing to create ambience. Staff and patients were consulted on design and Lynne came up with a series of themed mural that tie together across the departments and rooms. The murals feature design-led floral imagery and natural images such as trees and plants that evoke strong memories and feelings of calmness and well-being. The designs for the murals at all stages have been very carefully considered. Lynne said, ‘I want to ensure the resulting artwork has longevity, fits into its surroundings, and evokes a feeling of calmness and reassurance. With the designs I have created a strong sense of caring and nurturing that is aimed at all users of the department, including both male and female. The work is designed to be a focal point without being overpowering or overbearing.'
Midwife-Led Delivery Room, Labour Ward, Derby Royal Hospital
Lynne worked very closely with staff to create a mural theme which evokes a calming and reassuring environment. Lynne said, ‘in room eight, the theme was based around the idea of bringing the outside in, I wanted to create a serene environment by using images of nature and soothing colours to evoke the feeling of being close to the natural landscape. The room incorporates a scene of wild flowers which ties in perfectly with the colours of the murals in the corridor.’ Each of the midwife-led rooms has a theme which links directly in colour and technique to the rest of the murals across the department. The murals have been painted on several walls around the room to create a sense of well-being for the room as a whole and to make it feel less clinical for the expectant mother and her birthing partners.
Reception and Entrance, Labour Ward, Derby Royal Hospital
The reception area is a very busy area with many levels of staff working there. The murals enhance this busy working environment creating a strong and positive focal point without being too overpowering. With the designs Lynne has created a strong sense of caring and nurturing that is aimed at all users of the department, including both male and female. The mural at the reception compliments the mural at the entrance which is situated just outside the reception area. Lynne said, ‘The reception area at the Labour Ward is the first port of call for many expectant and anxious mums (I know I’ve been there a couple of times!!) I wanted to create something that evokes a feeling of calmness and well-being and also to create a design that incorporates colours that will be used throughout the department to ensure care and continuity.’
Midwife-Led Delivery Room, Labour Ward, Derby Royal Hospital
Lynne worked very closely with staff to create a mural theme which creates a calming and reassuring environment. Lynne said,' In room six, the theme was based around the idea of oriental blossoms. As the Labour Ward is also using aromatherapy techniques I knew this theme would fit perfectly with some of the oils they are using.'
Maternity Department, Derby Royal Hospital
Mural Enhancements in the Maternity Department show beautiful orchid designs. The mural runs up both sides of the corridor at the entrance to the department and continues into the lounge area of the maternity department giving a positive and relaxing atmosphere to the room.
Waiting Room, Labour Ward, Derby Royal Hospital
Lynne transformed the waiting room and also the corridors of the Labour Ward with a mural depicting the Derbyshire countryside. The theme for this particular set of mural was very carefully considered and was created to evoke a feeling of calmness and well-being. The mural fits perfectly into the waiting room which also features new softer lighting fitted to compliment the mural. The theme extends out into the corridor across the walls and also onto a pillar. The motif of the dragonfly continues throughout the entire Labour Ward corridor and into the midwife-led rooms.
Westfield Shopping Centre Mural
Lynne worked with many people from the community of Derby on a large-scale mural project as part of the 360 million pound development of the Westfield inner city shopping centre in Derby. Lynne designed and painted the 80-metre mural based on a ‘retail experience’ theme. Lynne’s design for the mural inspired the lighting, seating, signage for the centre and also the colour palette of the planting in the landscaping outside the entrance to the underpass. The mural creates a warm welcome for shoppers and visitors to the city as the mural is based in the underpass which leads into the shopping centre from the Derby train station. The footfall at this entrance is the largest at all the shopping centre entrances.