Claps for Key Workers
Clap for key workers

Clap for key workers

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About this piece

During the COVID-19 pandemic first lockdown, across the country the nation stopped at 8pm on Thursdays to Clap for Key Workers.  The artist is one of those key workers.  The view from her front door shows neighbours clapping, banging their saucepans, rainbows painted and hung in front windows, no cars moving in the street, and the cathedral witnessing the times, just as it has for the many significant events in the last few hundred years.


Size:  20″ x 14″

Medium: oil on paper

Price:  £150

About the artist

Gail Stephens

I live in Ely and enjoy drawing and painting as a means to relax from a professional career in the NHS. The joy of creativity has been life-long and only on the last few years have I had the opportunity to explore and develop my art further.

Life drawing with OuseLife has enabled me to bring together my profession as a physiotherapist with my passion as an artist in capturing the human form and spirit.

I’m inspired by Paul Cezanne and David Hockney and I love exploring and playing with colour, mark making and texture. I enjoy using graphite, chalk/charcoal, pastels, as well as oil and acrylic paint.

If I haven’t got a paintbrush in my hand, it’s likely there is a knitting needle or crochet hook instead. There is great joy to be had in creating something out of nothing, simple focused playing, allowing creativity to flow, the brain to settle and the heart to sing.

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