Chorley World War 1 painting “will divide opinion”

Sheila Gayle

A painting to commemorate the start of the First World War will “divide opinion” – so says local historian and Secretary of the Chorley Pals Memorial Steve Williams.

Sheila Gayle paintingThe oil painting of Chorley Cenotaph with soldiers behind going over the top is to be unveiled at the Chorley WW1 Day in Astley Hall on Sunday 17th August.

Prints of the painting may go on sale in the autumn to raise funds for the Chorley Remembers project.

Painted by Sheila Gayle [pictured above], the A3 sized painting is in the ‘impressionist’ style which is the trade mark of the Chorley based artist.

Earlier this year Sheila had a several of her pieces on display in Chorley Library.