Oil On Canvas
60cm X 90cm
DONATED, Private Collection St Bartholomew’s Hospital London
My portrait of Susan was chosen to feature in the book “Portraits For NHS Heroes”
Susan is a Nurse at St Bartholomew’s Hospital in London. The NHS struggled enormously with the Coronavirus and they had to deal with a pandemic whilst very unprepared. I wanted to create a painting that shows all sides of Susan, the happy, relaxed and easygoing side and the fearful side, the emotion knowing full well she was to fight on the front line against such a threat. It is this fear that I wanted central to the painting. Just behind Susan is a blurred figure, faceless, a monster, a threat. And almost invisible around the painting are the face masks, masks that were invisible at the start of the pandemic.
This painting was donated to the NHS.