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Printed by Media Design Belfast on 180gsm matte coated A5 paper.
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The original piece is Sea swim at Portavoe acrylic on 12 x8” canvas. Sales of this print will have 20% donated to Cancer Focus Northern Ireland following on from Yvonne Alderice’s ’Dip a day’ in April to raise money for the charity.
I remember during my degree a visiting artist said she was inspired by everything around her and her daily experiences. I thought she was talking nonsense. Turns out that’s exactly what I do and where my paintings derive from – my everyday.
When we hear the name Portavoe we think of two things, the “big house” and the reservoir, but there is so much more to this place and its history, Portavoe is a townland of 562 acres and is situated on the Co Down coast close to Donaghadee.
The first inclusion of Portavoe on a map was a Raven map of 1625 and so its history as we know it today, as a working estate, begins. A unique place that has two reservoirs, one built in the late 1700s and one built 300 years later.
In 2019 Cancer Focus Northern Ireland celebrated 50 years of working to reduce the impact of cancer on local people’s lives.
They provide care and support services for cancer patients and their families; offer a range of cancer prevention programmes to help people lessen their risk of getting cancer; fund scientific research into the causes and treatment of the disease and campaign for better health policy to protect our community and its future.
Most of the work is funded through donations and fundraising.
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I use art in all it’s mediums to express my love for the “everyday”. Coffee cups, familiar landmarks, colour associations. All of these, I believe contribute to what is known as our “everyday”. Not only do I love drawing them, I think they are worth placing importance on.
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