Ebbw Vale Marmite artist ‘paints’ Girls Aloud
9:20am Saturday 27th October 2012 in News
POP band Girls Aloud have been forever immortalised using toast and Marmite by a Gwent artists to mark their 10th anniversary.
Ebbw Vale’s Nathan Wyburn, 22, was commissioned by the manufacturer of the love/hate food preserve to commemorate the girl band's reunion and new tour.
Using 35 rounds of toast per band member, Mr Wyburn worked for ten hours to create portraits of Cheryl Cole, Nicola Roberts, Nadine Coyle, Kimberly Walsh and Sarah Harding, using the new Marmite Gold.
All 175 slices were later given to a local horse farm to make sure they didn’t go to waste.
The Britain’s Got Talent 2011 semi-finalist said: "They are a love or hate kind of band so it worked well with Marmite. I’m super pleased with the outcome."
A few weeks ago Mr Wyburn strayed away from his usual celebrity portraits to help support a charity in memory of young Harry Moseley, of Birmingham, who died in 2011 aged 11, after battling a brain tumour.
Mr Wyburn was so moved by his story he got in touch with Harry’s mum via Twitter where she had appealed for unique ways to raise money for his charity Help Harry Help Others.
She told him how her son used to smother his food in ketchup so with that in mind Mr Wyburn created an A2 size portrait of the youngster using his favourite condiment.
He is now selling signed prints of the artwork and donating all profit to the charity.
He said: "It seemed the perfect idea. His mum said she was truly humbled and that the piece was truly amazing. It was really nice, it’s always great to help others."
To see Mr Wyburn’s artwork and to buy the charity prints visit nathanwyburn.co.uk See videos of him making his recent masterpieces at www.youtube.com/wyzynathan