Celebrated artist Anita Bowerman has produced two unique artworks as a thank you to Yorkshire’s two air ambulances.

The distinctive yellow helicopters – G-SASH and G-SEMS – have become familiar sights in the skies over Yorkshire since 2000, flying over 6,700 seriously injured patients to hospitals across the county.

The Harrogate-based artist has produced a piece of her signature intricate paper cut art depicting the two helicopters flying over a rural scene as people look up and wave.

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Anita said: “I wanted to capture the love and thanks we all feel for the helicopters so you can see children and adults waving flags as ‘we thank you’ is seen on the landing pad.”

Some 250 signed copies of each piece are for sale on the YAA website (www.yaa.org.uk) with all proceeds going to the rapid response emergency service that needs to raise £12,000 every day.

Anita Bowerman gained global recognition after creating a metre-high paper cut map showing the Yorkshire Stage One route of the 2014 Tour de France.

She has since created three further intricate maps at her Dove Tree Art Studio, in Harrogate.