Yorkshire Times
Weekend Edition
Jan Harris
Deputy Group Editor
12:00 AM 1st June 2024

Painting Chosen To Represent The UK

Shany with her painting of Jürgen Klopp
Shany with her painting of Jürgen Klopp
Shany Hagan is a single mum from Yorkshire who spends her time painting and donating her art to different charities.

After spending a lifetime with defective eyesight, she finally had eye surgery at the age of 51, and for the first time in her life, she wasn’t struggling to see. She was so grateful to the wonderful NHS for restoring her sight, and after recovering, she decided she wanted to give something back and try to raise some money. Shany wasn’t sure how she was going to do this until her son said she should start painting again. Having not picked up a paintbrush for 30 years, she gave it a go and started posting her work online.

A few weeks later, she was amazed to receive commissions from some of the biggest stars in the world. Nearly 3 years later, she has raised over £300k by donating her artwork to charities in the UK and USA. Shany uses her artistic skills to help people, painting for the NHS, celebrities and their specific charities, film covers, and royal commissions.

Jürgen Klopp was recently the manager of Liverpool Premier League Football Club for nine years and has recently left to start a new life in Spain.

Shany's painting of Jürgen has been selected to represent the UK in Milan in October 2024 and will be displayed on the billboard in the centre of the city. This is a thank you to him for helping Liverpool. The painting will then be auctioned off and the funds will help the homeless in Liverpool and York.