A north-east artist taking part in a nationwide charity trail is painting her sculpture in public to highlight the campaign.
Lucy Brydon, 45, had a design chosen to be part of Oor Wullie’s Big Bucket Trail, which supports children’s charities in Aberdeen as well as in Inverness, Dundee, Glasgow and Edinburgh.
The Kemnay artist is live-painting her sculpture in the Bon Accord Centre this week.
She also discovered that she is painting the statue on behalf of Friends of the Neonatal Unit, which supported her after her son Sasha, now 18, was born prematurely.
The organisation is an arm of the ARCHIE Foundation, one of the partner charities of the campaign, and the money raised from its sale will go to the Baird Family Hospital campaign.
Lucy said: “Sasha was born at 25 weeks and spent about three months in the unit before he was allowed home.
“They do an amazing job there.
“I was so pleased when I found out it was them I was doing the painting for. It’s a happy coincidence.”
She added: “I’m not allowed to say too much about the design as they are all kept a big secret before they are revealed.
“But it’s quite childlike. There are a lot of rainbow elements in there.”
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Other artists are also set to showcase their work in the space at the Bon Accord Centre.
Cassie Thompson, ARCHIE Foundation’s director of partnerships, pictured inset, said: “We are hugely grateful to the Bon Accord Centre for the space for our artists.
“They are such a great partner to the foundation.
“Over the coming weeks we will see more artists painting in public to show people their work.”
Bon Accord Centre manager Craig Stevenson said: “We are delighted to be supportive by giving the artists a space to paint their sculptures.
“It’s a great cause and it gives visitors the chance to see the artists in action. The project is great for the city of Aberdeen.”