'I was born and brought up by the sea and so it exerts a constant pull. I miss it. It’s like a dragon, it can eat you up or just lick your feet in a docile way. It's extraordinary to know that the Jerwood Gallery overlooks the sea. I’m very happy that donors have given so much to help take my pictures on a trip to the seaside.'
As the final week of the campaign approaches, we would like to thank everyone who has donated to the project so far.
If you haven't donated yet, did you know that by donating £100, you will receive a beautiful limited edition English fine bone china ceramic plate, signed and numbered by Paula Rego herself?