Hartlepool Rotary Club hope HMS Trincomalee painting will make waves for two town charities
An atmospheric painting of Hartlepool’s HMS Trincomalee is up for grabs for two great town causes.
The work of art was created by artist Marilyn Hyde, who lives in Wisbech, in Cambridgeshire.
She painted the picture in acrylic after meeting Alan Lakey of Hartlepool Rotary Club at last year’s Tall Ships Races in Sunderland.
Alan said: “She asked me where I lived and when I said Hartlepool. She asked if I knew anything about HMS Trincomalee and as a ‘friend’ of the ship I said ‘yes’.“Marilyn has been on board and is clearly captivated by the ship. She promised to paint a picture of the ship and sent it to me.”
The club have had the picture framed by Ord Office in Avenue Road where it is on display and for sale at offers of over £100.Alan added: “Marilyn generously agreed that the proceeds are to be divided between the Friends of HMS Trincomalee and the immediate Rotary Past President, Roderick Thompson’s nominated charity Dementia Friendly Hartlepool, two excellent causes.”
The painting is entitled Canadian Patrol, and depicts her on a tour of duty off the coast of British Columbia in the 1850s.
With its moonlight setting the picture echos HMS Trincomalee as featured in an episode of the BBC’s Gentleman Jack which aired earlier this year.
Alan Pearson, a partner at Ord Office, and also a member of Hartlepool Rotary Club, said: “The painting has been on display for about a fortnight and a couple of people have passed favourable comments.”