The Painted Coast

I stumbled upon Ian Rawnsley’s fabulous and worthy Painted Coast project while I was browsing online.

In May 2013 Ian’s painting odyssey around the British Coast began. He undertook a visual journey around the varied and beautiful coast of the UK, from the rugged cliffs of Cornwall to the big skies of the Scottish Western Isles, and as he went Ian painted beautiful and atmospheric seascapes and coastal landscapes, which he is now selling to raise money for the cancer charity Macmillan.

He was inspired to do this wonderful project as a tribute to the loss of his dear friend, Henry James MacPherson Rooney (aka Mac) who fought cancer for many years.

He painted 100 oil on canvas works which he has named ‘The Wee Ones” as each one is 6 inches (15.4cm) square.

They cost just £50 each, of which 30% goes to Macmillan Cancer.

I bought these 2 for my husband’s birthday:

ian rawnsley painted coast project  ian rawnsley coastal painting

The first is Wester Ross (looking to Skye) and the second is Lydd, Kent

You can view the whole collection on Ian’s Flickr Stream and see which ones are still available.

Please support Ian’s wonderful project by sharing this post online, or better still by buying one of these Wee Beauties!

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One thought on “The Painted Coast

  1. Loved your chosen pictures. Looked at Ian’s other paintings and it must have been hard to choose, they are all so good. What a great tribute to his friend and proceeds to a good cause.

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