Portrait painting: WO2 Catherine Munro MBE

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

Join Tim Daoust of London Fine Art Studios for a live portrait painting of inspirational soldier Catherine Munro MBE.

After a year in the Territorial Army, Catherine Munro joined the Women's Royal Army Corps (WRAC) in 1984, enlisting as a physical training instructor. Following the disbandment of the WRAC, Cathy transferred to the Adjutant General's Corps, where she continues to serve today.

Awarded an MBE in 1996, Cathy has served in Northern Ireland, Germany, Cyprus, the United States and South Korea, where she worked as the United Kingdom Liaison Officer to the United Nations Military Armistice Commission. She was then promoted to the role of Commonwealth Sergeant Major, becoming the first British Army female soldier to hold this role. She has also undertaken much work on behalf of veterans of the Korean War.

In these lively art and storytelling workshops, Cathy will be discussing her military career, while Tim Daoust will provide a live commentary on the portrait techniques he 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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