It is a great honour to have been selected by the LGU to be the Event Artist at this years Curtis Cup. The association of an artist with the event goes back many years. I believe that it is a wonderfully progressive partnership that allows the artist promotional opportunities while aiming to capture the spirit of an elite sporting event through the production of an original artwork and a series of prints. In conjunction with the Curtis Cup 2016 I have designed a set of three prints that I hope capture something of the competitive nature of the match, and also the colour and fun of the partisan spectators amid the stunning setting of Dun Laoghaire Golf Club. My work is clearly somewhat stylized. I like to use bold colours and would rather suspend belief to find the essence of something in preference to creating an accurate representation. As golfers we are extremly fortunate to play our sport in stunning locations, surrounded by nature and woodlands and often with some breathtaking vistas. Dun Laoghaire golf club is up there with the finest of them, with woodlands, distant sea views and the spectacular Sugarloafs guarding its southeastern flank. My greatest wish is that I’ll have caught a little piece of that along with the atmosphere of friendly rivalry and the exhibition of elite women's golf. If you take a print home I hope it will help to evoke happy memories and transport you to a special weekend for many years to come. Very many thanks, Lucy Prints are available to purchase in the PRO Shop in Dun Laoghaire G.C. or in the SHOP section of my website.