WARpaint aims to raise funding for charities that support serving veterans and serving personnel who are living with the devastating and life-changing effects of war.
WARpaint is an arts project that aims to raise funding for charities that support serving veterans and serving personnel who are living with the devastating and life-changing effects of war. WARpaint was founded by artist, Caroline de Peyrecave. Caroline usually works by commission from her London studio. She is devoting her time to this project in order to help others.
The core of the project is a selection of life size portraits of living sailors, soldiers and aircrew, men and women, representing conflicts that the United Kingdom has been involved in since World War Two.
Painted by Caroline, the 12 pictures will be hung at Stanford Hall the new rehabilitation centre in the Midlands where they will motivate others.
Over the last 2 years, the full-length portraits have been loaned in return for donation to companies and individuals. The proceeds raised are (over £80k) have been distributed to charities that support wounded veterans, including Combat Stress, Stoll, Walking With the Wounded and the The Dougie Dalzell Memorial Trust.
WARpaint generates valuable funds for worthy charities and hopes to raise awareness of the effects of conflict through art. Many of Caroline’s sitters, themselves injured veterans, believe in the therapeutic value of art. They find the experience of being painted offers a chance to reflect on the impact of conflict on their lives and how they live today. Caroline focuses on the positive aspects of of what her sitters are doing in their day to day lives, asking open questions and allowing for a natural and easy conversation which is reflected in each painting.