South Parade Pier trust hopes images will make a big splash

MAKING WAVES A Bigger Splash by David Hockney
MAKING WAVES A Bigger Splash by David Hockney

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THESE fantastic images show the city’s South Parade Pier re-imagined in the style of seven art masters.

Southsea artist Jon Everitt created the pieces on his computer from scratch to help South Parade Pier Trust, which wants to buy the pier.

WASHED AWAY The Great Wave by Katsushika Hokusai

WASHED AWAY The Great Wave by Katsushika Hokusai

The 55-year-old, who works as a graphic designer, was asked by trust chairman Leon Reis to come up with a picture of the pier in the style of van Gogh.

The rest are in the style of Salvador Dali, David Hockney, Katsushika Hokusai, Roy Lichtenstein, Edvard Munch and Andy Warhol.

Jon said: ‘I’m a Southsea resident so I walk past the pier several times a week. I’ve always loved it.

‘When I found out Leon was trying to save it I was really pleased. The best thing I can offer to anything like that is my artwork.’

Jon added the six works completed after the van Gogh piece each carry the theme of the pier being under threat.

As reported, the trust has stepped up its bid to buy the 134-year-old pier from owners Dawn Randall and Fred Nash.

Leon added: ‘We needed some images to dramatise the state of the pier, something we can centre the campaign around. Jon is a brilliant guy.’

Jon had previously spent 40 hours creating an image of the pier, which he manipulated for each of the pieces.

The pieces can be bought as prints or as a calendar.

It is on sale in galleries across Southsea. For more, see southparadetrust.org