LIMITED edition prints of York Minster, painted by the father of a murdered York woman, are being sold for charity at a hotel in York.
Professional artist Alan Stuttle, father of Caroline Stuttle, who was murdered while backpacking in Australia in April 2002, is selling 75 of the prints at the Monkbar Hotel.
Money from the sale of each York Minster painting will go directly to the Caroline’s Rainbow Foundation, the charity set up by Caroline’s mother, Marjorie Marks-Stuttle, husband David Marks and Caroline’s brother Richard, to raise awareness of the importance of safe travel to young people going abroad.
June Nelsey, director of the Monkbar Hotel, said: “The paintings being sold on behalf of the charity are a memory of the beautiful city of York, and I’m sure they won’t hang around for long.
“We all know you are meant to find a crock of gold at the end of a rainbow, and I hope these prints will raise a crock full of cash for the charity.”
June, who has previously walked on hot coals as part of a fundraising event for Caroline’s Rainbow Foundation, added: “Caroline had her whole life ahead of her and it was cruelly cut short. The charity set up by Marjorie and her son, Richard, does sterling work informing young people how they can keep safe while travelling overseas. We are proud to be supporting it.”
Mrs Marks-Stuttle said: “I’d like to thank June and the Monkbar Hotel for lending us their support and their walls. Like all charities, we rely on the generosity of individuals and businesses.”
Each print costs £45, or £130 framed. They are available directly from the hotel.
Caroline had a keen interest in art and her father awards a £500 art bursary to a Year 13 art student each year at York College, where she used to study.
York College and Huntington School, where she was a pupil, also award annual prizes in her memory.