An exhibition of paintings of Welsh Olympians and Paralympians will be unveiled in Cardiff later in celebration of the 2012 Games.
The exhibition, entitled ‘Painting the Flame’, showcases the work of Lorraine Bewsey, a Swansea-based artist.
Its launch will take place at the Old Library in Cardiff.
Included are portraits of the Paralympian javelin thrower Nathan Stephens, 400m hurdler Dai Greene, gold medal rower Tom James, double Paralympic gold medallist Simon Richardson, weightlifter David Morgan, and Bernice Hooper, a champion Welsh swimmer in the 1930s.
The paintings were commissioned as part of a multi-media exhibition called ‘Following the Flame’ which details the history of Wales and the Olympics and Paralympics.