The RNLI is working with an Oxford artist, who is also a very keen sailor and power boater.
Seascape and harbour paintings by Carolyn Tyrer from Eynsham feature in this year’s popular RNLI calendar, diary and cards. She has been donating paintings and the use of her paintings to the charity over the past few years to help them fund raise.
“In 2024 my work will feature exclusively in their Harbourside calendar, which is very exciting. I have always respected the RNLI for all the important lifesaving work they do and it’s lovely to be able to collaborate and support them in this way.”
She began sailing on the Solent in the 1980’s on an Offshore 8 metre and it was here that her love of sailing and being out on the water started a life-long love affair with the sea.
Once firmly hooked on sailing Carolyn sailed extensively on her much loved boats: a Conquest 23, UFO 31 and most recently a Beneteau 393 called Gemini Girl and not forgetting ‘Paws’ a little catamaran dinghy.
After divorce Gemini Girl was sold but Carolyn escapes to the sea as often as she can.
“The sea gets into your blood and I couldn’t imagine life without being able to sail or paint it.”
Carolyn’s paintings are in two distinct styles. She loves to capture the waves in a realistic way, their amazing colours and moods something she has observed from her boats and walking on the shore.
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