Healthcare Heroes

Artists create #PortraitsForNHSHeroes in this new project by Tom Croft
Cover portrait by Darren Butcher

In collaboration with

Paintings in Hospitals
"We are humans. We need connection with other people. Art acts as an anchor to our humanity"Marion Lynch, Former Deputy Medical Director at NHS England, South East

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Explore some highlights from the Healthcare Heroes collection

"I will never forget their kindness and how privileged I was to have witnessed the bravery, laughter and tears of care home staff in these extraordinary times. They are all truly heroes"Sandra Bruce-Gordon, Paintings in Hospitals Director

The heroes behind the masks

Discover the experiences of the key workers, NHS staff and artists

Personality in PPE

Portraits of healthcare workers in the full personal protective equipment they wear on duty

Behind the mask

Capturing the moments after the masks come off

The face of resilience

Contemplating and reflecting on the struggles faced by our healthcare workers

The shoulders back home

Meet the support systems who give our heroes strength

Meet the sidekicks

Portraits of the pets waiting for our heroes at home

"I find hope in the smallest of human gestures, which gives me strength to keep smiling and caring and sharing positively."Rachel, NHS Keyworker

Moments of joy

Finding some small moments of relief at a time of crisis

How art can help us through

Learn how its key to creating an environment that calms and encourages creativity

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Over 700 artworks to explore

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Explore the artworks by color

Invigorating reds, cheery yellows, and calming blues

"Stunning art capturing a moment of team spirit and uncertainty of what was to come."Worthing Hospital ICU Team

Meet the artists

The people on the other side of the portraits

"This exhibition has inspired so many artists as well as myself. I am so very grateful, because I feel like I have re-joined the land of the living."Hazel Tyrrell, artist

Tools of the trade

A rundown of some of the most popular mediums in portraiture

Art connecting us for centuries

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