Rolling Stone Ronnie Wood unveils latest art exhibition

Ronnie Wood has unveiled his latest art exhibition in London. Photo: ITV News

For the best part of half a century Ronnie Wood has been known for his guitar playing antics with the Rolling Stones.

But on Thursday he sat down for an exclusive interview with ITV News' Nina Nannar to talk about his art.

Wood has a new exhibition of paintings on display in London depicting his bandmates, who he says have been immortalised in his artwork for decades.

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My exhibition opening is about to start ~ this is how I'm killing time before it kicks off... http://t.co/pPoK5d0eMa

Asked if it was him who persuaded the rest of the Rolling Stones to play at Glastonbury, Ronnie replied: "There may have been a slight twist of the arm. I thought it would be well worth doing and something we owed to the people - I think - to get in there amongst the muck and bullets and be part of the atmosphere there. I think the Stones would be perfect there."

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Lots of new images plus some giant canvasses including these two ~ http://t.co/6t9Xp2jJzS

The guitarist told ITV News correspondent Nina Nannar, he finds painting relaxing and has documented the Stones on canvas for years. He said: "I get the musical mode when i'm on tour - I might do a few sketches - but i'm mainly concentrating on the music. Then when the tour's over I can relax and I then find myself getting the brush out...Music and art is very relaxing to me."

Ronnie Wood's latest art exhibition is being held in Mayfair, London. Credit: ITV News