Hello everyone, it’s been a while! I have been busy taking part in the wonderful initiative, started by the artist Tomas Croft #portraitsfornhsheroes he writes the following on his website;
In the past portraits have been seen as a status symbol, or produced to celebrate someone, mark some significant achievements, milestones and potentially to elevate that person in the eyes of others.
It also immortalises people, as the portraits are likely to live far longer than the subjects.
So who should be immortalised today? Who should line the walls of galleries and have future generations look back on as the people who really made a difference and stepped up, in our latest darkest hour. The people who put self interest and self preservation to one side and literally risked their lives knowingly on a daily basis for our well being. The NHS workers. Absolutely.
Below is my portrait of Susie, a key worker at Havens Hospice, nominated by my sister. Susie has worked for Havens Hospices for 14 years. She is a truly caring and compassionate soul and it was an absolute pleasure to paint her.
Havens Hospices provides palliative nursing and supportive care to adults, young people and children living with complex or incurable conditions across Essex.
Our specialist Care Teams can support them and their family living throughout illness, death and bereavement, in the comfort of their own home and through our hospice services, Fair Havens, The J’s and Little Havens.
To find out how to support Havens Hospices during this time, visit www.havenshospices.org.uk/donate