A KINVER artist is making a splash with her portraits of popular characters from hit television show Peaky Blinders.

Shirley Wright’s paintings of Tommy Shelby, Aunt Polly and other leading lights from the Brummie series have proven to be a ‘blinding’ success with her customers.

She has also crafted Game of Thrones portraits and says she is delighted with how her pieces have been received.

Shirley said: “They have sold really well and I had one up in the Black Country Museum when they did a Peaky Blinders exhibition recently.”

The 57-year-old, who has been painting professionally for more than 20 years, cites her recent move from Swindon, a village near Dudley, to Kinver as a huge inspiration.

Shirley, who is originally from Yorkshire, said: “Kinver is a really beautiful village and I’ve been inspired to start to do a few paintings of the area.

“They are abstract pieces but I think they are quite eye-catching and the people in my art class in Swindon love them.”

Some of Shirley’s work can also be seen at Cab Creative, a new art gallery in Kinver’s High Street, or by visiting portraits-dudley.co.uk.