IF you've ever wanted to feature in a portrait of of Southampton, this could be your chance.

International artist and Solent University graduate Kev Munday is asking the people of Southampton to help him create a large scale portrait of the city, with a difference.

The graphic artist, whose work now sells for thousands of pounds a piece since he graduated ten years ago, will turn selfies taken by Southampton residents into a mural to go on show at a city centre gallery.

He is asking you to send in your favourite head shot, with a few words about yourself so that he can turn them into the latest of his famous crowd paintings.

The 31-year- old, who works from his studio in Basingstoke, said: “It’s one of my signature styles. I like getting people who maybe wouldn’t normally visit an art gallery to get involved. It’s more interesting.”

And having started out as a street artist Kev’s style has clearly been influenced by informal and colourful graffiti found on city walls around the world - and it’s not the first time he’s worked with Solent Showcase Gallery, having taken part in the annual Street Art Live event that takes over Guildhall Square every summer.

Now he’s taken his work outside the traditional confines of a rectangular canvas, using everyday objects as a canvas as well. He added: “It challenges you more when you’re working on different shaped objects and makes you think in a different direction.”

As previously reported Kev’s work was featured on the world’s first colour-in police car when Hampshire police’s LGBTI liaison officers commissioned him to design a vinyl wrap for one of their fleet.

To be featured in the Solent Showcase Gallery work email tweet the gallery with the hashtag #standtogether or or tweet @solentshowcase “Kev Munday paint my portrait please!” or email the gallery on with your selfie and fact about yourself to showcase@solent.ac.uk

Submissions close on January 11.