ARTIST Paul Wilson has given a sporty look to a local car dealership.
Paul, 53, of Netherton, has completed a mural depicting a Ferrari 308GTB at Crowtrees Car Centre in Brighouse.
The full-size mural, which adorns one of the showroom walls, was painted in acrylics and shows the classic car parked in a garage.
Paul was asked by garage bosses to carry out the commission because the dealership wanted to brighten up the showroom interior.
He said: “It was a challenge for me because I had never attempted anything on this size. I have been painting since the early 1980s, but I normally work in pencil and ink on A3 drawing paper.”
The mural took Paul 50 hours to complete as part of the wall had to be treated before he could paint on it.
Paul, who worked at Turnbridge engineering form Holset – now Cummins Turbo Technologies – until being made redundant, said the garage bosses were pleased by the results of his work.
Although he has sold some of his work, Paul doesn’t expect to get a Ferrari 308GTB for real – and is making do with his trusty Skoda Octavia!