A YOUNG artist who uses radio-controlled model cars as paint bushes was one of the star attractions at a Hampshire show.

Former Winchester College of Art student Ian Cook demonstrated his unusual skills at the Beaulieu Motor Mart Autojumble, a two-day sale and exhibition of classic cars and accessories.

Ian, 25, begins each piece of work by producing a large pencil drawing of his subject.

He then puts paint on part of the drawing and uses the movements of battery-operated toy cars to create the end result.

Known as auto drawing, it allows him to combine two of his biggest passions - art and cars.

Ian, of Birmingham, said: "It all started when my then girlfriend gave me a model car. Ironically, she said I wasn't to take it down to my studio and get paint on it!"

The autojumble also featured a special exhibition marking the 60th anniversary of the Morris Minor.

Vehicles on display included a 1970 Panda car built for Northamptonshire police. Owners Jan and Dell Venn, of Lulworth Cove, Dorset, are allowed to drive it on public roads as long as they remove the detachable blue light on the roof.

Another eye-catching exhibit was a 1962 Bubble car complete with pink-rimmed hubcaps and large hand-painted numbers on the bodywork.

Adrian is pictured above with some examples of his work.

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