James says: "This portrait is from a selfie taken by Linne in a 'cupboard' before her first shift on the Covid ward at Singleton hospital. Two weeks later she tested positive for Covid-19 and pneumonia. Thankfully, she is now on the mend, and eager to get back to work as soon as she can. Thank you for looking after us Linne. And thank you NHS. Linne is a health care support worker and also my friend."

Linne says: "I can't thank you enough for this, I'm overwhelmed with it. I can't wait to see it properly. I can see in my face I was ill. You've captured it superbly. Love the way you've done my eyes. This is a reminder I survived!"


  • Title: Linne
  • Creator: James Thompson
  • Date Created: 2020
  • Location Created: Leicester
  • Physical Dimensions: 60 x 40 cm
  • Type: Portrait
  • Medium: Acrylic and charcoal
  • Collection: Healthcare Heroes

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