An amateur artist has created a piece of sporting memorabilia after winning a competition to design the official 2014 Ryder Cup poster.
Katie Carmichael created a watercolour rendering of the world-famous trophy on her kitchen table and it has now been transformed into a poster by a Glasgow print firm.
The 31-year-old from Alloa was on hand to see her creation roll off the presses.
The competition was run by the official charities of the 2014 Ryder Cup who called for budding artists and designers to participate in a national art competition to design the official poster of the 2014 Ryder Cup, encapsulating the spirit of the tournament and Scotland.
The judging panel, which included European team captain Paul McGinley, Scotland’s Sport Secretary Shona Robison and artist Frank Boyle, considered an array of entries incorporating varying artistic techniques and methods.
After much deliberation, Katie’s design was named the overall winner while the entries of Oliver Boyd, of Kirkcaldy, and Dave Morrow, from Glasgow, were declared runners-up.
As well as being given the title of designer of the official 2014 Ryder Cup poster, Katie has also won a trip for two to Paris, £200 worth of art supply vouchers and a framed, signed copy of her winning design.
She said: “I don’t think it’s quite sunk in yet that the poster I designed in my kitchen has become an official piece of Ryder Cup merchandise.
“Art has always been a passion of mine and I do a bit of design work for friends every now and then.
“However, I never thought I’d end up designing the Ryder Cup poster, particularly when the design was my first ever water colour. The competition was a great opportunity and to win provides a great platform to maybe try and take my art a bit more seriously.
“I’m really looking forward to seeing the poster on sale at Gleneagles, and very excited to experience the atmosphere during the match, and hopefully it can help raise significant funds for the official charities to support the fantastic work they do.”
The poster will be available to buy at Gleneagles throughout the week of the Ryder Cup tournament, as well as via the online Official European 2014 Ryder Cup shop
All proceeds raised from sales will go towards the four official charities of the 2014 Ryder Cup Quarriers, Friends of St Margaret’s Hospital, Perth and Kinross Disability Sport and the McGinley Foundation.