Acclaimed artist Tony Bell has created a new portrait of the late Martin Mc Guinness to support the peace foundation established in his name, it has been revealed.
Speaking after an online launch of the portrait, Martin Mc Guinness Peace Foundation spokesperson Paul Kavanagh said: “Both Martin’s family and the foundation are delighted with the new limited-edition portrait by Tony Bell which depicts Martin in both his early and latter days.
“Tony also produced the portrait of Martin that is now displayed in Stormont and his latest work – capturing images of Martin that we are all familiar with - is another stunning creation.
“We would very much like to thank him for his hard work which will be of great support to the foundation which will benefit from sales of the limited-edition prints.”
Mr. Kavanagh also acknowledged the many tributes that continue to be made to the late deputy First Minister and urged anyone who wishes to do something similar to contact the foundation.
He added: “Since Martin’s death many people have paid tribute to him and some have sought to honour him through song and imagery. In some cases, Martin’s family has endorsed or approved those tributes but going forward, they have asked that family endorsement should be pursued through the Peace Foundation. We would obviously urge people to respect those wishes.”
NOTICE TO EDITORS: Anyone seeking to purchase a copy of the painting can do so by emailing the Foundation at firstname.lastname@example.org
Prints are priced at €125, £100, US$ 150, A$ 200, C$190 (the price includes P&P).