AN ARTIST has painted an oil painting of Newport’s medieval ship to mark the 15th anniversary of its discovery.

The ship was discovered in August 2002 and to mark the occasion artist Mark Williams decided to create an oil painting.

Mr Williams, who’s from Cwmbran, said: “I was chatting to Councillor Charles Ferris and I was told about the ship’s anniversary.

“I said that I could do a painting for the anniversary. It took me a few months to complete because of my work.

“It’s basically an aerial view of the ship. It took a lot of research to complete.”

Cllr Charles Ferris, who is a patron of the Friends of Newport Ship, said the society has been “bowled over” by the painting.

“It’s a wonderful painting showing the ship being discovered,” said Cllr Ferris.

“We’ve been bowled over by it.

He added: “I think what is important about the painting is that it reveals the size of the ship. People forget just how big it is because it’s in pieces. We tend to lose sight of the fact of how big she was.”

He added: “Even though it will be put on display it is actually for sale and valued for about £3,500. If there’s a buyer out there get in touch.”

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