Richard Hallworth has been a fan of my art work for a long time and so as a Birthday gift for his wife, who is a hero for successfully battling with cancer, he secretly commissioned me to paint her beloved Mini.

Many hours of planning went into the design of this bespoke painting and with the oversight of Richard himself, every fine detail of the car was account for.

When Richard saw the painting for the first time at Bingley Hall Mini Show he was….. speechless!

The commission is outstanding in every way with its realistic appearance and vivid colours, this painting really does take your breathe away. Paddy Hopkirk himself couldn’t help but admire it before signing the canvas as a final finishing touch.

This painting was announced as a surprise to Helen Hallworth to a full BMC audience, tears of happiness were shed and I even got my own bouquet of flowers as a thank you.