Talulla Purchess, who studies foundation art at Oxford Brookes University, sourced her inspiration from an old photograph of 103-year-old Alice Kitnar as part of her A-Level work.
Following a chat with her mother, activity coordinator at MHA Brookfield Victoria Davidson, Ms Purchess was introduced to Ms Kitnar.
Intrigued by an image of Ms Kitnar from when she was 19, the budding artist decided to paint a narrative of Ms Kitnar’s life so far.
Ms Purchess said, “The picture of Alice from when she was 19 really inspired me as she was only one year older than me and had to flee her home for her and her family’s safety.
“I was always looking to combine Alice now and then and showcase her life through her own perspective.
“In total it took me 15 hours to complete the painting and when I presented it to Alice and her family they were very impressed.
“I am very proud of how the painting has finished and the response from Alice’s family has been very positive.”
Ms Kitnar’s daughter, Grazyna Cooper, said: “I am amazed at the creativity of Talulla and it really is an incredible painting.
“It showcases a very powerful story of the transition of a human and the painting is so true to my mum.
“The painting is displayed very proudly at my house.