Artful way to say thank you

Back in January, 2019 l was up in The Circus taking a look at artist Helen Stanfield’s unusual visual ‘take’ on this John Wood Snr designed 18th century ’roundabout’ of Georgian architecture.

Helen with her original circular History of Bath

She had produced a history of Bath in tree rings – encircled by this urban masterpiece – and inspired by the giant plane trees that stand in the centre of this tribute to the classical world.

Helen has written to say:

“Many thanks for your wonderful Newseum posts which certainly brighten our day and keep us in touch with our city, even if only virtually through your eyes.

You may recall (or not) interviewing me about my art poster of the History of Bath in tree rings, a while back.

I have now produced three oil paintings with a view to turning them into greeting cards. They are ‘THANK YOU, NHS’ cards (in the style of Kandinsky and Klee) which seem even more appropriate now than when I did them in April 2020.

One of Helen’s Thank You cards

I am offering a pack of six cards for £12 with free postage and all proceeds (including my costs in producing them) will be donated to the RUH Forever Friends charity.

In September I raised £1000 from a coffee morning and sales of greeting cards and original pieces of art and the money was split between MacMillan and Dorothy House.

I am now hoping to do the same for RUH.

Another example

I don’t know if this might be something that will strike a chord or if it’s a non-starter, but I thought I would ask your view as you have your finger on the pulse (no pun intended) of our city.”

Happy to put the idea out there Helen. You’ll just have to see what response you get.

You can email Helen for further details via