Example:- “Pimping the Plumbers ride”
“When a local plumber had an idea for a picture to personalize his new van he was stuck for someone to create the artwork – until Lower Earley based artist and illustrator Steve King called him in to fix a leaking toilet. Discussion of the idea – a tongue-in-cheek take on Michaelangelo’s famous “Creation of Adam” fresco adorning the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel – led to a commission for Steve to realize it.”
Working from photographs of the plumber – Redlands-based John Stumbles – assuming the “Adam” pose in his work overalls, alongside the Michaelangelo original, Steve produced the artwork which can be seen on John's van (left) as he works around Reading . “It gets a great response,” John says, “I've had people come out of their houses and shops to look, and call their friends out to see it too”.
Steve says “It was a challenge getting the plumbing details in the picture the way John envisaged them. But at least I wasn't lying on my back painting it onto a ceiling!”
( See "Creation of John" in Portraits area of "Galleries" section )