Tue, 28/04/2020 - 09:39
For the past few weeks Banks Mill Resident Sarah Perkins has been creating a special commissioned artwork whilst working from home during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Late last year Sarah was contacted by Captain Elliot of The Blues & Royals Regiment of The Household Cavalry. He is responsible for fundraising for their veterans charity and they sell official Christmas cards each year to raise funds. Historically they have always used a photograph, but after seeing Sarah’s animal artworks he wanted to commission her to do a painting for the 2020 card.
The Blues and Royals are the 2nd most senior regiment in the British army with previous members being Princes’s William and Harry. The Colonel is Princess Anne and the Colonel in Chief is the Queen. So you can imagine the excitement and what a “pinch myself” moment this commission was for Sarah!
It may seem strange that she is showcasing her wintery equine artwork in the spring, but the reason for its design at this time of year is to prepare for it’s promotion in the The Household Cavalry Official Journal of 2020.
Sarah comments: “It’s been an absolute honour to be commissioned by Captain Elliot and I’m proud that my artwork is going to be printed onto thousands of Christmas Cards for 2020. All the money from the sales go to the worthy cause of supporting veterans. I’m also excited at the thought of whose mantle piece my cards may adorn later this year.”
Sarah is currently preparing her painting for a run of limited edition mounted Giclee prints that will be for sale in the coming weeks. Plus the original artwork will be framed ready for sale too. A percentage of all sales will be donated to the veteran’s charity.
Sarah is an animal and pet portrait artist who works on bespoke commissions as well as her own series of animal art which can be brought as originals, prints and home accessessories such as mugs, coasters and vegan suade cushions. To view or purchase visit her website and follow her on social media through Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest and Twitter