Portrait painting: Rowena Griffiths MBE

Ann Witheridge of London Fine Art Studios painting a woman's portrait

Join Nneka Uzoigwe of London Fine Art Studios for a live portrait painting of inspirational Army veteran Rowena Griffiths MBE.

Rowena Griffiths joined the Army in October 1983. After graduating from the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst in 1986, she became assistant adjutant to the King’s Own Scottish Borderers, and the first female soldier to serve with them.

In these lively art and storytelling workshops, Rowena will be discussing her time in the Women’s Royal Army Corps (WRAC) and the changes that happened during a career that saw her serving in Germany, Bosnia, Nepal and Norway. Nneka Uzoigwe will provide a live commentary on the portrait techniques she is using.

Drop in between 11am and 1pm, or between 2pm and 4pm.

These sessions are 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 Auxiliary Territorial Service (ATS) or the WRAC. The portraits will then go on display at the Museum.

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