Devon artist creates poster in support of MIND

Authored by Mary
Posted: Friday, April 30, 2021 - 15:28

£1 for every Seas the Day artwork purchased will be donated to mental health charity MIND

A Devon artist, inspired by the presence of cruise ships in Torbay, has created a stunning, motivational quote poster in support of the Mental Health Charity Mind.

Award winning artist Becky Bettesworth says: "Seas the Day was created for two reasons, firstly to capture the stunning cruise ships that have anchored quietly offshore in Torbay and along the coast during 2020/21.

"These magnificent cruisers include the Queen Mary. 

"I was so honoured to be able to moor alongside the Queen Mary and present the Captain with a copy of the artwork.  It will serve as a memory to them as well for the time they have spent onboard during this last year.

"Secondly, I have known a few young adult men who have sadly suffered from depression and tragically taken their own life. Recently whilst out on a walk I helped a young individual who felt like there was no way out and had lost all hope.

"By chatting with him it made me realise what a massive issue mental health is for so many people and more than ever we need to be there for each other, friends, family and strangers in the community.  It is so important to be aware of mental health, especially in teenagers, boys and men.  My picture was created to remind people to keep strong. 

"The rainbow has been an iconic symbol of hope throughout this last year.  The charity Mind do amazing work and need support more than ever to be able to help and guide people through such difficult and turbulent times.

"I am therefore donating £1 for every Seas the Day artwork purchased to the charity MIND."

Seas the Day vintage style, retro quote poster is created by award winning Devon artist, Becky Bettesworth. Her quotes and vintage style seaside prints and posters are inspired by the classic 1930s travel posters. 

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