Google Arts & Culture - Roxana Halls NHS PORTRAIT
Roxana Halls was invited by Tom Croft, originator of the Portraits For NHS Heroes project, to curate a selection of works for the Google Arts & Culture online gallery, in association with Paintings In Hospitals. Croft asked Halls to select images imbued with narratives of emotional power as one of the highlights from the Healthcare Heroes collection, alongside curations by art critic Kate Bryan, author Mark Haddon, artist Adebanji Alade and A&E nurse Harriet Durkin, the subject of the very first portrait by Tom himself. In making her selection of works from among so many wonderful portraits Halls wanted to focus on the paintings which most eloquently tell the story of the pandemic through the use of narrative and compositional devices. You can read her thoughts on her selected artists work and also a short text about her own Portrait of an NHS Hero.