Self-Portrait Competition Winner

Last month, in acknowledgement of National Day of Arts in Care Homes, we invited your residents to produce self-portraits that celebrated their identity.

We were blown away by both the number of entries that we received and also the quality of the work produced. It was wonderful to hear about the process of creating these pieces of artwork, and to know that our competition brought so much joy to your care settings.

After much deliberation, we finally chose a winning entry.

Sue Murton from Claydon House Care Home in Lewes submitted this impressive piece of artwork. It was made by one of her residents, Hazel.

Sue told us,“Hazel was very meticulous in preparing for this project and gathered all the equipment she required prior to starting. Hazel feels that this picture shows a variety of sides of her personality and life experiences. She used Scrabble letters because she loves to challenge the team to a game daily. The background is newsprint because Hazel believes that reading her newspaper every day is helping to keep her brain active and memory alive.”

Hazel will be receiving a certificate in the post very soon. Sue will be receiving a bundle of prizes, including balloons, handbooks and games, to enhance the activity provision at Claydon House.

Congratulations, Sue and Hazel!

All other entries will be featured in our hub in the coming weeks.

A big thank you to everyone for taking part in this competition. We look forward to involving you all in the next one!