Leonard Cheshire is the UK’s largest voluntary sector provider of services for disabled people. Their namesake was a legendary air force figure and his pioneering work for disabled people lives on through the charity.
Leonard Cheshire - A Pilot’s Story’ features over a dozen specially commissioned paintings that chart Leonard Cheshire’s aviation career and takes place on the same day as a centenary service in Westminster Abbey, a parade in The Mall and a spectacular flypast over Buckingham Palace.
The event is the brainchild of aviation artist Graham Singleton who has commissioned the pieces that will be available to view at the invitation-only event in London on the 10th July. Singleton says: "the exhibition is a chance to celebrate the life of a legendary pilot and document that through some of the best aviation artists around."
The artists include Chris Draper, who’s responsible for the painting that depicts Leonard Cheshire flying a Spitfire over Le Court – the first home he founded. In addition to this are other paintings that show pivotal moments in Cheshire's career as an RAF pilot.
The original artworks are available to purchase through arrangement with the charity and they will form part of a mobile exhibition until 18th December 2018.
Please note that this event is invitation only, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to request an invitation.