Artists paint portraits of NHS frontline staff in Essex

PUBLISHED: 18:16 05 May 2020

The portrait of nursing assistant Sarah Lord by artist Sarah Harvey

The portrait of nursing assistant Sarah Lord by artist Sarah Harvey

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This portrait of St Clare Hospice nursing assistant, Sarah Lord has been drawn by artist Sarah Harvey.

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As portrait of St Clare Hospice nursing assistant, Sarah Lord has been drawn by artist Sarah Harvey.

The drawing is part of a national campaign by artists to thank NHS and keyworkers for their work on the front line during the coronavirus pandemic.

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The campaign #portraitsfornhsheroes was started by Oxford-based artist Tom Croft who offered to paint a key worker’s portrait in an Instagram post – and has now led to over 500 artists giving away free portraits to front line workers around the world.

Sarah Harvey, who is a contemporary painter based in Sawbridgeworth, was inspired to join the campaign as a way to give something back to health care staff and key

workers caring for people during the Coronavirus pandemic.

She said: ““I have drawn a pencil sketch of Sarah from a photograph of her taken after a long night shift caring for patients in their own homes.”

St Clare Hospice in Hastingwood, Essex, cares for terminally ill patients both at the hospice and in the patients’ homes.


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