After fear that some of her Beatles art at the Beatles-themed Hard Day's Night hotel in Liverpool had been destroyed by the fire there on Valentine's Day, artist Shannon MacDonald enthusiastically told Beatles Examiner Wednesday that she was informed by the hotel today that none of her paintings were damaged by the fire.
“When receiving the message from Liverpool this morning, I thought the worst,” she said. “Instead, my heart sang me to tears. When you think of the combination of fire and smoke, then water from the fire brigade to the sprinkler systems you expect the worst. All I could see in my dreams was each image burning or dripping of color. I am truly relieved and beyond thankful the paintings survived.”
Media reports, such as on NJ.com, had said up to 20 of her paintings were expected to have been damaged. The hotel houses about 115 of her Beatle-themed paintings. These included portraits of Paul McCartney and John Lennon in the suites named for the two Beatles where the fire broke out.
Shannon also had a personal message for those who contacted her in the wake of the fire.
“I received thousands of emails, messages, and phone calls of concern since the news of the fire. To each and everyone of you that expressed your concern and love for my paintings. I am most grateful and so blessed to be a part of your life,” she said. “
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