On Monday 9th November 2015, the Chief Liaison Officer at Headley Court arrived at my studio in Suffolk to collect the triptych I have donated to Headley Court, the military rehabilitation centre for injured soldiers in Surrey. Though Headley Court itself is due to close in a few years' time, the paintings will hang there until the new rehabilitation centre will take its place at Stanford Hall, in Leicestershire, where the paintings are eventually destined when it opens in 2018.
This triptych was painted to convey the messages that the injured soldiers themselves who were patients at Headley Court at the time wished to express, and aims to give encouragement and hope to new patients arriving at the rehabilitation centre after serious injury.
The central panel depicts soldiers having a good time socialising in a bar.
The lefthand panel shows where they have been in Afghanistan and shows a Chinook rescue operation in the desert.
The right hand panel shows a charity trek to the Arctic with Prince Harry - the message being that even with missing limbs, these injured service men and women are able to do extreme sporting and physically demanding activities, post injury.
The triptych has been gratefully received with the following thank you letter:
A recent article from The Bury Free Press November 2013
This article appeared in the Newmarket Journal
The second panel depicting a Chinook helicopter and soldiers in theatre is almost complete. Painting on the third panel will commence shortly. It will show The Walking Wounded Trek to the Arctic with Prince Harry, which took place earlier this year.
Heath Rosselli works with our Heroes....Help-for-Heroes
Heath's latest work, featured in many publications since May 2010.
held at Painters Hall, London. Another Painting Demonstration - working at a later stage of the Help for Heroes triptych.
The Worshipful Company of Painter - Stainers, Painters Hall. Working on my commission of a large triptych for Help for Heroes, painting an injured soldier, 19-year-old Private Dave Tatlock.
Looking at and portraying disfigurement' Over a million people in the UK have significant disfigurement to the face, hands or body. In 2009 I completed a painting for the charity of newly married Michele, who has a port wine stain birthmark on her face.