The winter art show begins today.

The Anglican Parish of Kangaroo Flat’s Winter Art Show is on again this weekend, the SAS military artist Robert Milton to feature as guest speaker.

His extraordinary CV includes studying fine drawing at Glasgow University of Art, after which he joined the Scots Guards, British Army.

His spent most of his time in the British Army as a sniper, rising to the rank of Master Sniper.

Mr Milton transferred to the Australian Army in 2010 and now lives in Junortoun. He is the official artist for the SAS and raises valuable funding for the support and care of military veterans suffering from PTSD.

He also teaches art as rehabilitation therapy through the RSL to veteran soldiers and their spouses.

Apart from listening to Mr Milton’s fascinating talk, the Winter Art Show will be displaying the work of some 60 local artists.

Prizes will be awarded in four categories: oil, acrylic, watercolour and other media.

Over 190 artworks will be for sale and there will be the opportunity to participate in a raffle.

The official opening will be held on July 27, starting at 7.30pm. Tickets will be available at the door.

The show itself will be held at St Mary’s Church, 93-95 High St, Kangaroo Flat and open 10am to 4pm through until Sunday. Entry is $3.