In the midst of the COVID-storm, this caught our attention. Did yours too, didn’t it?
We had to find out more…
We managed to track down the artist and her message brought as much brightness to us as her painting.
Anna Vickers is a rehabilitation assistant for a stroke team in Gloucestershire NHS. She kindly took some time out of her schedule to talk to us…
Anna, this is brilliant, have you always been a painter?
I have always enjoyed the process of painting rather than a final image, it’s more exciting!
Can you tell us a bit more about how this painting came to be?
It started off as a sketch on a piece of scrap paper! Then the more I worked on it the more involved and invested I became in it.
I started this image as I wanted to produce a piece of work that thanked the NHS and showed some of the struggles that we are all facing; but also and more importantly the kindness and hope we are all showing each other!
And we are so glad that you did!
Do you have any messages for your fellow colleagues in the NHS?
The courage and bravery shown by everyone during this time has been phenomenal and so amazing to see everyone working together. Keep going, keep smiling – we’ve got this!
To look after our mental health as best we can and be patient, be forgiving and kind to each other and ourselves.
We can choose to focus on the uncertainty and fear or shift our attention and focus to the kindness and positivity we are sharing with one another.
All you have to do is look out your window to see the messages of hope.
Thank you Anna – we love your work and your message!
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