A PAINTING which captures Pembroke Dock’s military, maritime and aviation heritage in one iconic image has been acquired for the town’s Heritage Centre collection.

The watercolour, depicting a Sunderland flying boat over the Front Street Gun Tower, is the work of Welsh aviation artist Ruth Jayne Lewis, a member of the prestigious Guild of Aviation Artists.

Ruth is one of five Welsh aviation artists who are exhibiting many of their recent paintings in a winter exhibition, entitled ‘Sentinels of the Sky’, at the Heritage Centre. An eclectic mix of 40 paintings - spanning 100 years of aviation history and other military subjects - are on view between now and the end of February 2018.

Joining Ruth in the exhibition are artists John Wynne Hopkins, Tim Jenkins, James Field and Ieuan Layton Matthews.

Stuart Berry, Heritage Centre Manager, said: “This painting by Ruth encapsulates this town’s history and we are delighted to have it for our growing collection of original art.

“We are pleased to be able to work again with these leading Welsh artists whose paintings are very much in demand. A previous exhibition four years ago proved very successful.”

All of the paintings in this Special Exhibition are for sale along with a range of prints and cards which can also be purchased from the Heritage Centre Gift Shop. The paintings are on view during normal opening hours at the Heritage Centre - 10 am to 4 pm Mondays to Saturdays.

“They make unique and special gifts and each sale will help support the running of the Heritage Centre,” added Stuart.

The Heritage Centre has closed for Christmas and the New Year until January 5.