Portrait painting: Betty Webb MBE

Betty Webb MBE at the National Army Museum, 2019

Join Ann Witheridge, the founder of London Fine Art Studios, for this live portrait painting of inspirational Army veteran Betty Webb MBE.

Betty Webb served in the Auxiliary Territorial Service (ATS) from 1941 to 1946. A veteran of the code-breaking establishment at Bletchley Park, Betty was part of a small team working on Japanese messages.

In this lively evening of art and storytelling, Betty will be talking about her military career and post-war life, while Ann Witheridge will provide a live commentary on the portrait techniques she is using.

This workshop is part of a series which complements our Rise of the Lionesses exhibition and celebrates the role of women in the British Army. Five artists from London Fine Art Studios will paint five inspirational soldiers who have served in the ATS or the Women's Royal Army Corps. The portraits will then go on display at the National Army Museum.

Ann Witheridge studied History of Art at Cambridge University and is now a professional artist and teacher. She is the founder of London Fine Art Studios.

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