OLD Master paintings have been recreated across the Island as part of a fun isolation art project.

The idea was the brainchild of photographer Graham Reading, who was inspired by an article he saw in the Guardian.

He said: "I asked several friends locally if they wanted to be creative and become famous works of art as I passed, at a safe distance and with me using a long lens.

"Initially friends Mike Coughlin and Judy Ottaway recreated three famous paintings of different time periods, Zach Capon became Van Gogh and entertainer Kevin Chance turned himself into The Laughing Cavalier.

"More followed and the collection is rapidly growing.

"The BBC interviewed me on Monday as they wanted to emphasise some positive things that were going on in a difficult time."

Graham hopes to have a charity fundraising exhibition after the pandemic is over.

Anyone who wants to take part and become a work of art can contact Graham on 07931 324220 or by email on graham@grahamreading.com