Winterton artist to sell his work for charity

A former soldier from Norfolk with an artistic flair is to sell 65 of his paintings to raise funds in aid of wounded service personnel.

For the last three years Sid Millard, 73, of Winterton, near Great Yarmouth, has rediscovered his love of painting by joining art classes at Fleggburgh and Repps with Bastwick.

His bungalow is full of acrylic, watercolour and oil paintings of picturesque scenes such as waterfalls and mountains. It takes him several hours to paint each one.

The former Royal Ordnance Corps soldier, who joined the army when he was 17 and left two years later because of cartilage problems with his left leg, is selling and auctioning his creations.

The money he raises is being shared between Help for Heroes and the British Limbless Ex-Service Men's Association (Blesma).

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His paintings will be sold during an two-day exhibition in April at Fleggburgh village hall where Mr Millard teaches art every Tuesday.

Mr Millard, who wanted to go to art school as a youngster, decided to sell his paintings as he was running out of room for them and their sale would help other people.

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The exhibition takes place between 5pm and 10pm on Friday, April 27 and between 10 and 4pm the next day.

Any paintings not sold for the charities by 3pm on the Saturday will then be auctioned off.

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