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Belfast artist's city landscape proves a big draw for David Cameron

AN unknown artist has made a spectacular breakthrough by producing a painting fit for the walls of David Cameron's Downing Street offices.

Paul Morrison (27), who uses a garden shed at his west Belfast home as a studio, was commissioned to paint an urban landscape of his home city to mark an international investment conference in the aftermath of the G8 meeting in Northern Ireland last summer.

Signed copies of his painting have also been sent as a memento to top business executives.

Paul said: "Who could ever have thought somebody like me would have been chosen to do this for a Prime Minister, especially from the part of the world where I live? It's scary."

The painting was commissioned by Invest NI. It organised the conference as part of a follow-up to the G8 at Lough Erne, Enniskillen, last June.

The original of his unique panoramic view, entitled My Belfast, has been delivered to the summit host, Mr Cameron.

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