Art connecting the world & supporting healthcare heroes! After seeing my rainbow photo on Twitter a few weeks ago, an artist in the UK named Paul Stafford, a member of the Royal Society of Sculptors, contacted me to ask if I would donate my photo to an art auction, Artists for the NHS, to help support UK healthcare workers. Of course I said yes!
Organized by Paul through a London art gallery called Gallery Different, the auction is open now until May 12, Florence Nightingale’s birthday. Art created by over 50 artists during the month of April 2020 is included. Paul writes, “Funds raised will be channelled directly through mealsforthenhs.com and will go straight to the frontline to feed our wonderful NHS heroes, so do please bid generously!”
I am honored to help & hope you will too! So I added my signature to the photo and sent as a high res jpg which can be printed at any size by the bidder. There are lots of beautiful pieces of artwork in the auction – check them out & if you feel so moved, place your bids at https://www.jumblebee.co.uk/artistsforthenhs
Serendipity? The rainbow appeared in the sky less than 2 minutes after the 7pm cheer, a sign of hope over NYC. Now that same rainbow can bring meals to a few exhausted nurses and doctors. How beautiful is that? ❤️🌈🙏
Artist Statement: “My name is Valerie Ghent, I am a singer-songwriter/recording artist in New York City. I took this photograph on Monday April 13, 7:04pm, from the roof of my building in the West Village, NYC (view looking south-east across Greenwich Village, NoHo in the distance (those tall buildings with cranes around them are NYU residential buildings). The rainbow appeared literally 2 minutes after the 7pm cheer to support frontline health care workers that happens every day in NYC. It felt like the cheer brought on the rainbow after a long day of storms and clouds, a beautiful sign of hope.”