Catherine Hargreaves, of Coniston Way, has produced more than 20 different pieces of work from her art gallery in Blackburn over the past 18 months about the First and Second World Wars.

She has now decided to display the work at the Blackburn Open Art Space later this month.

Catherine, 64, who graduated with a fine arts degree from Blackburn College in 2006, said she has always been fascinated with history and hopes her work will inspire others to learn about the conflicts.

She said: “I have been working on this collection for about 18 months.

“I was speaking to somebody at the studio and they said it was a shame that it was stuck in here and not on display and why couldn’t I find somewhere to exhibit it.

“I went along to the Open Space to see the people there and they were very keen to show what I had. I hope it will be of interest to people.”

 

Her work on the First World War focuses on the troops in the trenches and for the Second World War it centres on the roles of women at home.

The exhibition will run from September 15 to September 17 and 10 per cent of artwork sales will go towards Help for Heroes.