The Corps has commissioned the artist David Rowlands to produce an oil painting of the RLC25 Parade that took place on the parade ground at Pirbright on 18 Apr 18.
David is one of today’s finest and most accurate military artists and he receives regular military commissions. He has also painted Her Majesty The Queen and other members of the Royal family.
David has had a passion from childhood, for sketching soldiers and their equipment. After completing his studies at Manchester University he joined the staff of the Reading Room at the National Army Museum. He began working full-time as a professional artist in 1977.
He was the first artist to visit Bosnia in early 1993 and recorded the work of British troops at the forefront of Operation Grapple. He sketched 27 Regiment on parade to mark the formation of The RLC at Omis Camp.
All his paintings involve a huge amount of research. He attended both the rehearsal, the day before and the parade itself in order to help him create the RLC’s 25th anniversary painting.
He will produce a number of sketches which will be presented to RHQ The RLC before the final work is undertaken and we look forward with anticipation to seeing the final piece.