Paintings in Hospitals

John Jones are pleased to have worked with Paintings in Hospitals, a charity that loans original works of art to healthcare sites across the UK. Our design team framed a collection of works produced by Campaign for Drawing, a charity whose aim is ‘to raise the profile of drawing as a tool for thought, creativity and social and cultural engagement’. The charity has held a number of flagship events in which well-known illustrators have created larger than life drawings in front of a live audience. The illustration by Posy Simmonds was made during one of these events at Somerset House in 2006, whilst Michael Foreman's image was produced at the St. Pancras International event in 2008. Both of these works are now on display at St. Peter’s Hospital in Surrey, and have already had a hugely beneficial impact on patients, staff and visitors to the hospital.

“The size and scale of the framed drawings makes a big impact in the busy corridors, their humour seems to lift the spirits of patients and staff as they pass by” - Dr. Rod Hughes, Rheumatology

Framed in simple square profile frame designs, these works have been finished with 6mm Perspex glazing. Lighter than glass, this choice of material is suitable for the large scale of the drawings, and also includes the addition of a UV filter to ensure the artwork is protected long-term from the effects of sun and electric light. Our design team included a split batten hanging mechanism at the back of the works, ideal for supporting the dramatic size and weight of these framed images. The artwork itself has been secured into place using Museum Standard paper tabs, presenting and protecting the artwork beautifully.

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Paintings in Hospitals
Paintings in Hospitals
Paintings in Hospitals


St Peter's Hospital, Chertsey, Surrey


Posy Simmonds - The Big Draw
Michael Foreman - Transport of Delight

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