I'm a member of the Belfast Titanic Society and have had a big interest in Titanic for over a decade, mainly sparked by involvement with a historic evening, in my village, commemorating the 90th anniversary of the great ship's loss.
Living at the mouth of Belfast Lough, it fascinates me to realise that Titanic had passed within view of my house three times on 2nd April 1912. She steamed from the Harland & Wolff shipyard out past Bangor, Groomsport and the Copeland Islands for a day of trials in the Irish Sea, returning to Belfast briefly before heading off to Southampton, Cherbourg, Cobh and on into the Atlantic...
I began my series of Titanic paintings back then in 2002 along with a series of White Star Line themed posters that decorated the venue of our special event. My paintings show the building, fitting out, launch and sea trials of the great White Star liner - her Belfast beginnings. I seek to celebrate that positive and optimistic period of Titanic's life and reinforce awareness of the fact that she is so much more than just the ship that sank!
Click here to see my Titanic Exhibition in North Down Museum, Bangor, County Down, Northern Ireland.