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War artist tells children about his experiences

Queen's Dragoon Guards in Afghanistan Photo: Daniel Peterson

School children in Cardiff are being given the chance to hear from war artist, Daniel Peterson, about his own personal experiences of Afghanistan at sessions being held at Cardiff Castle Museum of the Welsh Soldier.

The Welsh artist spent nearly a month with the 1st The Queen's Dragoon Guards on the frontline in Afghanistan and was inspired to create a vast amount of artwork. His drawings will be on display at the museum until December, including two portraits of Lieutenant David Boyce and Lance Corporal Richard Scanlon who were killed in action in Afghanistan on 17th November 2011, while serving with 1st The Queen's Dragoon Guards.

Children who attend the sessions will also be treated to a drawing and painting session led by Daniel, as well as learning about the revival in the role of the war artist in modern conflicts.

The event is part of the 'The Big Draw' which is a UK wide festival celebrating the art of drawing throughout October.