Blackpool artist Robin Ross, is taking his work to the Big Apple to exhibit in a Brooklyn cafe next week.
In order to get to New York, Robin got donations from his friends and family and managed to raise the rest through crowdfunding.
He hopes that the project will see a relationship build between Blackpool and the New York’s art scene, and wants this to be the start of more Lancashire artists taking their work across seas.
Abigail Gillibrand caught up with Robin in his studio, The Old Rock Factory, on Deansgate in Blackpool.
You can keep up to date with Robin’s on goings on his website here.