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Artistic University porters brush with success

University porter Megan McMullan has an amazing artistic talent which is beginning to get her noticed.

The 26-year-old, from Stocking Farm, in the city, is one of the campus's dedicated support staff in the Division of Estates and Facilities Management by day – but when she get home after a shift her creativity takes over and she indulges in her true passion... painting.

In tribute to Leicester City's amazing Premier League success, artist Megan wanted to recreate a well-known image of record-breaking striker Jamie Vardy holding the Barclay's Premier League trophy.

The oil on canvas artwork took her more than 40 hours, but she documented the entire process with a time-lapse video.

The footage was posted on Facebook and accrued thousands of 'likes' and plaudits in a short space of time.

She said: “I am hoping to sell the work, and I'm hoping that Jamie Vardy will want it himself. I think this is going to be a one-off painting though, as I normally do portraits of people I know.”

Watch a time-lapse video of the painting in progress:

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