In 2004, after having retired from a career in nursing, Sherman began planning a six week journey on the Camino de Santiago in Northern Spain. Two years later, in May of 2006, Barbara Sherman began her travels.
It was shortly after beginning her journey that Sherman decided to paint a collection depicting her walk along the Camino. Each painting in Walking the Camino corresponds to one day of Barbara’s walk, and provides a visual chronology of her six-week journey.
Thanks to Sherman, this collection can now call Providence Care Hospital its new home; the 45-piece collection will be permanently displayed in the Ontario Review Board Suite located on Level 0 of Providence Care Hospital.
Krista Wells Pearce, Vice President, Planning and Support Services stated that: “PCH was designed with the intention of bringing the “outside in” and ensuring everyone who uses the facility feels connected to nature. This beautiful collection really compliments our interior design and is a wonderful finishing touch in this suite. We are so very grateful for Mrs. Sherman’s generous donation.”
We were delighted to welcome Barbara Sherman to Providence Care Hospital on June 13 for the public unveiling of her paintings. Jenn Goodwin, Vice-President, Community Partnerships & Chief Communications Officer introduced Barbara and said, “We want the people who are here in the building with us to feel our sense of hope, and to feel that they are not alone on their journey. The journey she captures through this art is inspiring.”
Thank you to everyone who attended the unveiling, and to Barbara Sherman; we look forward to enjoying these paintings for years to come.
View an online catalogue of Barbara J. Sherman’s collection.
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