Welcome to the Art of Caring 2020. Today on International Nurses Day we introduce the work of 4 artists who have contributed work to this year's exhibition.... Chloe Ann Munday, Dacc e Dukjan, Karen Winship and Marius Els. The Art of Caring is an annual inclusive international art exhibition celebrating Nurses, Midwives, Carers, and the NHS. Thank you to the School of Nursing at Kingston University for their support.
"We all have the capacity to care for our loved ones but it takes a special kind of heart to care for others. Thank goodness for those folk."
"In quiet moments I think about the bravery and selflessness of Nurses and carers during the outbreak of Covid-19. To wake-up in the morning and go into a situation where you put your life at risk to safe other peoples lives is courages and heroic. I am full of admiration and gratitude for our health carers. Thank you!"
Marius Els is a London based photo artist and illustrator using photography to express his creativity in a surreal, theatrical way using digital manipulation. Originally from South Africa, he uses his experience and influences from when he was a classical ballet dancer to create imaginative imagery with poignant story telling. Each project consists of research, planned modelling, props and landscape photo shoots from which he gathers chosen images to create the final image. Marius says, ""The whole process of creating these images can be rewarding as a lot of the topics are close to my heart and personal.""
All photographic images used in my art work are my own and created in Adobe Photoshop with creative brushes, textures and elements from the Photoshop Artistry Course, Awake2019 Course, Pixelo, Tom Chalky and brusheezy.com"
Chloe Ann Munday
"Every time you smile at someone, it is an action of love, a gift to that person, a beautiful thing."" - Mother Teresa. This is what a nurse's smile means to their patients. When someone is going through their most difficult time in their life, a nurse's smile can make them feel ten times better. It gives them hope when they need it most, a nurse's smile is the most important thing in the world for their patients."
Dacc e Dukjan