Contemporary artist, Jim McDonald
has taken inspiration from his predecessors, such as William Conor and his work. McDonald, a third generation shipyard worker, started his apprenticeship at Harland and Wolff at the age of 15 before becoming a fitter. He then took his draughtsman qualifications and worked in the diesel drawing offices. Throughout his time at Harland and Wolff, he was acutely aware that there was a silence surrounding Titanic where shipyard men were concerned.
About nine years ago he decided to make Titanic his central focus. In doing so, he wanted to include images of the men who built the ships and the different trades involved.
View a selection of Jim McDonald's Titanic artwork
based on the workers at Harland and Wolff