Portrait of a hero to be sold to help veterans
The Herald|January 10, 2022
AN artist has unveiled a new painting of Plymouth hero Mark Ormrod MBE, which is to be sold to help a veterans’ charity.
EVE WATSON

The painting of the former Royal Marine is on display at HOST Galleries on Whimple Street until it is bought – and 35% of the proceeds will go to REORG, a veterans and emergency services charity of which Mark is a trustee.

Artist George Groves, who painted the picture, says he came across REORG when doing a portrait of Thomas Hardy.

In a short essay on his work, the artist wrote: “After further research, I learnt that Mark was a trustee at the Charity, and I was soon amazed by this individual, who, despite everything, has still shown grit, determination, and resilience, providing authentic social impact.

“Through his best-selling book: ‘Man Down’, I was able to learn about where Mark’s story started, and where it’s going; furthermore, the documentary No Limits provided a monumentally thought-provoking insight from those that were with Mark, in the moments that mattered the most.”

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