A self-taught Burnley painter is “banking on Dave” to help launch his new art career.
David Priestley (47) who only picked up an oil paintbrush five years ago, has created a stunning portrait of TV star David Fishwick.
Now the father-of-two is set to feature the work of the “Bank of Dave” creator in his first ever exhibition which also includes paintings of late comic Spike Milligan, chatshow legend Michael Parkinson and even the Queen.
David, of Burnley Wood, explained: “I said to David Fishwick ‘can I paint your portrait’ and he said ‘no problem’. He sent me a photo from the ‘Bank of Dave’ and I painted his portrait from it. I am going to feature it in my first exhibition.”
Former Edge End High School pupil David took up the oil and canvas to help during his recovery from severe epilepsy attacks which have left him unable to work.