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I had help for my charity painting -- Lisa

SHE is more used to painting on make-up with eye-shadow brushes, but stylist Lisa Fitzpatrick has proved to be a dab hand at fine art, too.

The TV presenter and celebrity stylist was asked to create a piece of art for a charity event organised by Bono's wife Ali Hewson and her friend Adi Roche in aid of the Chernobyl Children's Charity.

Lisa's painting of a woman wearing a red vintage dress was one of the first to be sold on the night, fetching €150.

But the stylist admitted the end result was a joint effort.

"I collaborated with an up-and-coming artist. It is a friend's best friend -- Sinead Cummins -- and she is in art college at the moment.

"She is amazing and someone to watch."

Mum-of-two Lisa (39), who recently turned her hand to helping struggling retailers revamp their shops on TV3, said that she found inspiration from her collection of fashion books.

"I went through all my Vogue books. I absolutely love photography and particularly fashion and I love the Vogue books," she explained.

The Dubliner, who is married to hotelier Paul Fitzpatrick, spoke to her artistic friend, who put together the final piece.

However, the fashion expert clearly has some artistic capability and said she would love to try creating hand-drawn collections for a fashion house.

"I did art in school and it is something I would love to go back to," Lisa said.

The auction included 300 pieces of art and also featured pieces by Michael Stipe, Saoirse Ronan, Colin Farrell and Patrick Bergin.

The funds will ultimately go towards medical initiatives to help children in Belarus and the Ukraine.