A Stanmore resident has been forced to have her art exhibition at Headstone Manor and Museum postponed on three different occasions due to the pandemic, but it still optimistic that it will be able to take place this year.
Alexandra Veres, a passionate artist all her life, was due to have her exhibition in September 2020, but it has been one of the many events that people have missed out on as a result of the continuous restrictions in place.
She approached the museum all the way back in September 2019 and had been planning actively to hold the event with workshops and talks taking place.
She told StanmoreNews: “It’s my biggest passion and something I don constantly in my spare time, so to have had it postponed on three separate occasions has been really disappointing.”
However, a positive thing has came out of the lockdown, with Alexandra taking part in the Portraits for NHS Heroes scheme (pictured) last year, which was set up by Thomas Croft.
The portraits of NHS workers act as a permanent physical record of the hard work and gratitude people have had during the pandemic, and Alexandra admitted that she was delighted to have been able to take part.
She added: “When I first heard about it, it was something I knew I wanted to take part in straight away. The nurse I did my portrait of was beautiful and she was really thrilled about it too.
“The NHS is a very important topic to be and it’s great to have had a physical reminder of the hard work they have put in in what has been a terrible time for everyone.”
Picture credit: Alexandra Veres