Lantern at night – blue

Lantern at night – blue

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About this piece

The lantern is lit up blue for the NHS is on 3rd July which is the anniversary of the founding of the NHS.  The blue lights first appeared on 3rd July 2020 when landmarks across the UK were encouraged to light up in solidarity with the NHS in recognition of the huge contribution of health service staff during the coronavirus pandemic.  The artist is one of those health service staff however it should be acknowledged that there are many key workers in our community who also played a vital part.


Size:  40 x 50 cm

Medium: Oil on paper

Price: SOLD

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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