Armed Forces Day will take place on 27 June here in the UK and independent artist Sarah Louise Ewing, with the help of a Pocklington gallery, is keen not to let it pass without note.
Sarah’s beautiful mixed media artwork uses paint, pigment, inks and resin to create fantasy landscapes which are sold in galleries throughout the UK. Last year she painted a special piece for Armed Forces Day to raise money for the charity Combat Stress. Sarah’s original painting ‘At the Going Down of the Sun’ raised £1,200 for the charity, selling at The Acorn Gallery, on Market Place, Pocklington. for more than twice its usual selling price.
This year Sarah has created a brand new piece entitled ‘Forever England’ which is being auctioned through The Acorn Gallery again. The painting is valued at £425 but the gallery is hoping that people’s generosity will once again see it selling for more than the usual price! 100% of the auction proceeds will go to the charity.
The gallery’s owner, Diane Wass, said: “Combat Stress is a great charity and as valuable now as it ever was. We are delighted to be teaming up with Sarah again to raise funds for this charity.
She added: “Sarah is great. She creates these fantastic landscapes. It is almost like another world. Each of her landscapes give you another window into that world.”
Combat Stress is a charity which uses art therapy to help veterans cope with their experiences and post-combat challenges. Founded just after World War One, the charity helps veterans of all ages and from all conflicts to deal with psychological issues which affect their everyday lives.
For more information about the ‘Forever England’ painting, which is now on display at the Pocklington gallery, or to place a bid call Mrs Wass on 01759 307652 or visit the website www.theacorngallery.co.uk. The deadline to make a bid is at midnight on 27 June.
Sarah is from Stroud in Gloucestershire and The Acorn Gallery been selling her work since 2011. She makes regular trips to the gallery with new pieces and spent Armed Forces Day with the gallery last year.