In troubled times, it can be hard to know how to help when there is no obvious path forward.
Big thanks to portrait artist Tom Croft for finding a brilliant way to honour the NHS heroes working so tirelessly on our behalf. His shout out on Instagram offered a free portrait to the first NHS worker to contact him; he then threw open the challenge to other portrait artists to do the same under the hashtag #portraitsfornhsheroes
Tom paired me with the Gomes family – Vitor who has been a nurse for 25 years and works in ICU and Claudia, head of nursing and celebrating 20 years in the profession this year.
It has been my absolute honour to paint them.
Thank you to Vitor and Claudia, and to all the NHS staff and key workers keeping us safe and the country running.