Rose Window artwork for Bishopthorpe Palace from benenden health employee
17th March 2014
A detailed interpretation of York Minster’s Rose Window is the subject of the latest artwork created by York Artist and benenden health employee Eleanor Higgins-and its future home will be Bishopthorpe Palace.
Eleanor, who lives in York, presented the finely detailed painting of the famous window to the Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu, in a special ceremony. It was commissioned by Eleanor’s employers, Benenden Health, where she works as a member of the facilities team at their Holgate Park headquarters and the Archbishop has promised to find a home for the work among the many paintings that already adorn the walls of the Palace.
Marc Bell, Chief Executive of Benenden Health said:
“Eleanor’s artistic talent is incredible and we, as a business and as colleagues, are well aware of the paintings she is able to produce. We decided to harness that talent and commissioned Eleanor to create the artwork for the Archbishop
“We’re delighted for Eleanor that the Archbishop has accepted her work into his collection. We’ve been looking for ways in which we can help promote her talent for art and recognition of her work by the Archbishop of York is quite an achievement. “