Published: 06:00, 31 July 2020
| Updated: 09:17, 31 July 2020
Some of us live with boring walls painted magnolia while others put up a few photos - but one care home resident has put everyone to shame with his spectacular artwork.
Robert Hall, who is living with dementia, has the Houses of Parliament and Tower Bridge painted on the wall of his room at Priory Mews care home in Dartford.
Robert, who is known around the Mountenay unit as Bob, is an artist and has spent much of his life pursuing his passion for drawing and painting.
He was born and bred in Portsmouth, Hampshire, and started his career at just 15 at Whitefriars Printers in Norwich.
Before he came to Priory Mews, Robert used the walls of his home to create drawings, one of which displayed a large painting of the Houses of Parliament.
He now has a smaller version of this in his room at the care home.
Robert is living with dementia, and although he can no longer create the pictures he used to, he still dabbles with a pencil and paper every now and again.
Some of his drawings – of landscape, industry and coastline – are displayed around the care home and he loves to talk about what they depict.
Priory Mews’ home manager Rose Akem said: “Robert’s drawings are simply stunning and are a testament to his intricate detailing and perseverance.
"His Houses of Parliament painting has the exact number of windows that exists in the real building as he researched these on many occasions by sitting on the South Bank. What a remarkable gentleman to have at Priory Mews.”
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