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Artist Colin H Davidson draws inspiration from his past in Belfast shipyard

Belfast painter's latest work will be top prize in interactive competition

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Work of art: Artist Colin H Davidson finishing off his painting that will be a prize for the Maritime Mile treasure trail

Work of art: Artist Colin H Davidson finishing off his painting that will be a prize for the Maritime Mile treasure trail

Work of art: Artist Colin H Davidson finishing off his painting that will be a prize for the Maritime Mile treasure trail

For former shipyard employee Colin H Davidson, the task of launching himself into the art world as a full-time painter has been anything but plain-sailing because of his arthritis and colour blindness.

But the talented east Belfastman is now on the crest of an artistic wave, having overcome the odds to build a buoyant career out of painting evocative scenes from his 13 years in his old one at Harland and Wolff.

And he does it all from a studio not far from the yard.