The Enduring Sweetheart

A new official portrait of Dame Vera Lynn is to be 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'n period.

Dan Llywelyn Hall said: "Dame Vera's music has epitomised the human spirit in times of strife and is still at work as the nation's morale-boosting sweetheart.  She communicates longing of the soul in times of estrangement.  Our herald of optimism during dark times of our nation.'

Dame Vera said of the portrait: "I found it very interesting, and so grateful that [Dan] has done this on behalf of our Children's Charity."

The Portrait 'The Enduring Sweetheart' has been placed on auction on eBay auction page to raise funds for the Charity and a crowdfunding page has been launched to benefit Dame Vera Lynn Children's Charity with proceeds from donations in return for limited edition prints and can be found here.  

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