Sunderland illustrator sells prints to raise funds for foodbank
Artist Kathryn Robertson shared her illustration of an imagined Sunderland back lane with graffiti proclaiming ‘everything will be alright in the end’ online earlier this week and the message resonated with thousands of people as the coronavirus lockdown began.
Now the illustrator is selling copies of the artwork on a pay-what-you-can basis in order to raise money for the Sunderland foodbank in collaboration with fellow Sunderland artist and photographer Andy Martin.
Buyers have the option of paying £10, £15, £20, £30, £40, £100 or £200 for their signed copy of the limited edition A4 screenprint.
Sunderland University graduate Kathryn said: “Times are tough for many right now, and I’m aware that reaching out for you to buy artwork might not be on your list of priorities, so I say this with zero pressure and with the knowledge that it’s going to a very important place and any donation helps, for this reason we’re offering a Pay What You Can price tag.”
Profits from the sales will go to foodbank collection funds across Wearside which have been hit hard by the coronavirus crisis.
Sunderland AFC fans have been urged to continue to donate to foodbanks after the lack of match day donation points led to a drop in donations.
Kathryn said she will be using her daily walk to post out the limited edition prints in the coming weeks.
To purchase a print click here to visit Kathryn’s website.