Portrait Painter Hannah OstapjukGoogle Arts and Culture, in collaboration with Paintings in Hospitals, chooses to exhibit Portrait Painter Hannah Ostapjuk’s portrait of Bluebell. Tom Croft Artist’s Portrait for NHS Heroes, Healthcare Heroes, Project.

Amazing! My oil painting of NHS Hero, Bluebell, selected to feature in Portraits of healthcare heroes.  An art exhibition including work by emerging, professional and well-known portrait artists!

How art got us through

An exhibition of art all can understand, and yet so much more than just an art exhibition.

The online exhibition can be explored by medium, colour or theme.  Themes include: personality in PPE, behind the masks, the face of resilience – the latter in which there are some particularly hard hitting images.

Furthermore, useful articles like ‘Art and Anxiety’, how engaging with art can be one of the best ways to manage anxiety.

We will never fully understand what each of these heroes has been through personally and professionally.

Thank you NHS

Totally elated to be a part! You can now read my Artist Statement in full and see the oil portrait in this exceptional exhibition.

Portrait Painter Hannah says: “It was important to me as a Yorkshire Artist that I represented this beautiful region and painted a portrait of a NHS Hero who worked or lived in Yorkshire: ‘Bluebell’ on Google Arts & Culture

Portrait painter Yorkshire in Portraits of healthcare heroes


Can you spot my portrait?

Visit the Portraits for NHS Heroes art exhibition and explore all art within it: Healthcare Heroes


Thanks again to Tom Croft who’s genius and hard work. A moment in history (forever online) has been created. A positive memory in what has been a very difficult time for so many.


A close-up of portrait painting, ‘Bluebell’ 2020

Bluebell - oil painting by Portrait Artist Hannah Ostapjuk

See full portrait in my Paintings Gallery and in addition to that, in previous news: https://hannahostapjuk.org/portrait-artist-for-nhs-heroes/

Search on Social media #portraitsfornhsheroes to see uncurated exhibition

Lastly, an interview with Tom Croft Artist and Sandra Bruce-Gordon, Director of “Paintings in Hospitals” charity – https://blog.google/outreach-initiatives/arts-culture/portraits-healthcare-heroes-google-arts-culture/

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