Etching of The Enduring Sweetheart
available as a 'Reward' on the Crowdfunding link HERE
A new official portrait of Dame Vera Lynn by Dan Llywelyn Hall unveiled to benefit Dame Vera Lynn Children’s Charity marking the 75th anniversary of VE Day.
The oil on canvas portrait (20x16 inches) entitled ‘The Enduring Sweetheart’ commissioned for the Dame Vera Lynn Children’s Charity by Dan Llywelyn Hall has been made from video recordings and photos supplied by the family made during the ‘lockdown’ period.
Katherine Jenkins said of the portrait: ‘Dame Vera is a true icon, beloved by many and an inspiration to me personally. Her songs provided a soundtrack of comfort to the nation and she continues to boost morale today. It’s wonderful to see her honoured in this beautiful portrait and I hope it raises lots of much needed funds for her charity".
Elaine Paige said: ‘As a great admirer of Dame Vera Lynn, this is a beautiful portrait by Dan Llywelyn Hall. A fitting tribute to her, commemorating the 75th Anniversary of VE Day. Reminding us all of the courage and strength of character needed to overcome adversity. She will forever be our Enduring Sweetheart.”
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Book collaboration with poet Robert Minhinnick
A book collaboration between poet and artist. Both Dan and Robert Minhinnick have been inspired by the dunes of Merthyr Mawr, South Wales. This book is published by Raven Made Press and a series of readings and exhibitions in connection will take place over 2019 / 2020. Purchase book HERE
The 53 Trees of Western Road, acrylic and ink on paper. Street tree campaign in Sheffield 2018
In collaboration with Amnesty International UK
Following a recent unveiling of portraits by of Marc Almond and Rachel Johnson at L'Escargot, Soho.
An exhibition of recent portraits by Dan. The exhibition will include unseen portrait paintings and drawings for sale, featuring sitters as diverse as HM the Queen, the last WW1 veterans that Dan sat with such as Harry Patch and Henry Allingham and pop icons such as Michael Jackson and David Bowie. A diverse collection that will coincide with Dan's launch for his Portraits for Amnesty series in collaboration with Amnesty International. More info HERE
The Pop Troubadour -Marc Almond, Oil on canvas 2019
Reuniting the Dambusters for the 75TH Anniversary
A historic portrait exhibition took place in London and reunited the last surviving British Dambuster, Squadron Leader George 'Johnny' Johnson MBE, DFM, now aged 96 with his 132 squadron members.
The night of 16th/17th May 2018 marked the 75th anniversary of the famous 'Dambuster' raid over Germany by 617 Squadron of the RAF using the ‘bouncing bombs’ invented by Barnes Wallis. The raid was dramatised in the classic 1955 film, ‘The Dam Busters’.
To order the commemorative limited edition book featuring all 133 portraits
of all the Dambusters with introduction by Johnny Johnson please visit the STORE
See a short film produced by ITV on the making of Dambusters Reunited HERE
Read about Fred Sutherland's unveiling of Dan's portrait in Canada HERE
Read about the project and the plan for exhibition in May HERE
Watch an ITV production of the portraits in progress HERE