Visions of hope: UK care home residents’ lockdown art

Ken was a black cab driver and had never painted before he moved to Appleby House in Epsom, Surrey, in 2018. Discovering his creativity at the age of 81 has given him a new lease of life; staff have noted how engaged he is with his art and that he is always very moved by their praise of his work. He enjoys painting animals, particularly dogs (he has a picture of his own dog by his bed). A wall in the care home displays his art. This is one of Ken’s most recent paintings, done during lockdown.

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