Portraits for NHS Heroes exhibition


Leicester Royal Infirmary - Balmoral Building
Infirmary Square
Leicester LE1 5WW

An exhibition of 20 portraits of NHS Heroes by Lisa Timmerman is now installed at Leicester Royal Infirmary. It features 20 portraits of NHS staff from across the country, including many faces from the teams at University Hospitals Leicester

Lisa Timmerman, who paints from her home in Foxton, Market Harborough, was inspired by artist Tom Croft who started the initiative with the #portraitsfornhsheroes on Instagram. Lisa painted the portraits of their local NHS staff as gifts, as a way of thanking them for their hard work and efforts during the pandemic.  She picked the number 20 to reflect the year of the pandemic. Lisa organised 3 sponsors to cover all the costs of the exhibition, including Giclee printing & framing costs, and postage to send the original paintings out to the NHS heroes as keepsakes.

The portraits can be seen on the first floor of the Balmoral building at Leicester Royal Infirmary in the main walkway by the WRVS cafe. As the exhibition was going up, staff were stopping to say how happy they were to have it there and how art really does help.

“It has been uplifting to be able to do something for them to show our gratitude and an experience I will never forget,” says Lisa.

Full details about each painting and information about the individual NHS heroes are on Lisa Timmerman’s website: