A cameraman turned artist who paints entirely on location is having his work showcased at a London art gallery.
Roy Connelly, of Bessingby Road, Ruislip, has become a successful artist in just four years after the company he worked for closed down and he lost his job as a cameraman after 20 years.
The 42-year-old said: "I have been painting for more than 10 years as a hobby but when the place I was working at closed down I decided to take the opportunity to develop my painting.
"Most people take photos and sit at home but I paint entirely on location.
"It seems very popular as well because people always stop to watch and ask me where they can buy the paintings.
"It's very difficult to paint on location but I just think it's the only way to work. You can understand the subject more and you get a lot more life into the picture.
"I also find I work faster because the light changes very quickly. A painting normally takes less than two hours and the most I will paint in a day is six pictures.
"I paint pretty much every day and for the last six months I have been concentrating on London because I enjoy it and people like paintings of London.
"I have also painted in Richmond and I recently painted Ruislip Lido and the Aquadrome in Rickmansworth when they were frozen over."
Mr Connelly is having 13 of his paintings exhibited at Llewellyn Alexander (Fine Paintings) Ltd in Waterloo along with several other artists.
The exhibition, entitled Art Under £1000, started on Monday and will run until February 10 and is open from 10am to 7.30pm Monday to Saturday.
* For more information about Mr Connelly go to www.londonoilpaintings.com or alternatively, you can visit www.royconnelly.com