Helping the Heroes
by martin davis artist
Just occasionally something comes along that puts all you trials and tribulations into perspective. Early last year I was asked to paint something to commemorate the outbreak of WW1 and submit it for an exhibition in aid of Help for Heroes and a number of other military charities. I know there were many & various other commemorative events going on all over the UK but I was honoured to be asked and proud to help out in a small way.
The exhibition went ahead in Northampton and was a runaway success – I have just had confirmation from the chairman of the organising committee that over £4000 was raised and is to be presented to the charities next week.
Whatever else is going on (or not) in my artistic practice I feel really, really happy and proud that I contributed to such a special cause. The painting I did was sold and the proceeds went towards the total raised, so I am doubly pleased. Needless to say I would be even more keen to help with any similar events that may be planned over the next few years of war commemoration.
This is the piece I painted – and incidentally the committee were so impressed they used it as the cover for the programme for the event. Chuffed.