About Champions 4
Champions 4 was inspired by Brennan Simkins, a 10-year-old cancer patient and budding artist who suggested to McTeir that he join all four paintings together with a four-leaf clover.
Working with Brennan, McTier created a magnificent quartet of the “Irish Major Champions” centered on Brennan’s four-leaf clover design. “I thought it was a unique idea” said McTier, having been inspired by Brennan’s four-year fight in surviving four bone marrow transplants to defeat Acute Myeloid Leukaemia.
About the Artist
The finesse sport of golf challenges McTier to take to the greens not only in spikes, but to capture with palette knife and brush the best golfers in the sport. Working with the Press On Fund and budding artist Brennan Simkins, a ten-year-old survivor of Adult Myeloid Leukemia, Jace has been able to create an Irish assemblage of major champions centered on a four-leaf clover design. Rory McIlroy, Darren Clarke, Padraig Harrington and Graeme McDowell (painted on four canvases) are tied together with the central clover element. With broad strokes and no fear, Brennan helped Jace begin the series and designed the clover where the paintings join together. The work is a tribute to the golfing greats of Ireland and to the power of love for the sport.
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How You Can Help
To purchase this beautiful prints please register your interest HERE . You can also purchase your prints in Brown Thomas and Arnotts in Dublin. This prints are on sale for €300 and are a great addition for any avid golfers home.