Be Kind at Maidstone Hospital
Shortly before the second lockdown I visited Maidstone Hospital to mark the installation of the above piece 'Be Kind' which was my response to the health care portraits project. I have worked on projects alongside local health care provision in Maidstone and the South East for most of my life. Then, as now, I recognise that our care is in the hands of an 'army of professionals' who work together rather than in the hands of an individual and wanted to represent that in this work. The portrait whilst of my Grandmother, reminds me we have been through this before and will get through this again. The Daisies are a symbol of 'New Beginnings'. 'Be Kind' are words from a newspaper. Roses for remembrance and printed and painted images from my garden. To each and every individual who works to provide the care from 'cradle to grave'. Thankyou.
Thankyou to the Anthony Saward Gallery for the beautiful framing and also to the chaplain at Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust for assisting with this project.
I am delighted to be one of the first interviews with Thread-It the virtual meeting room for members of the Embroiderers Guild giving a space for meeting, chat and exchanging learning and ideas on stitch
I have two on-line courses coming up with Kent County Council. There is still a place on a short pen, ink and seasonal colour looking at the Arts and Crafts Movement on Saturday 28th and I start a four week course 'Extreme Stitching' . From Wednesday 6th January. Follow this link for further information.