Meet the artist painting every Team GB Olympic medal winner

Video report by ITV News Meridian's Mark McQuillan(includes footage courtesy of doin'it productions)

A Kent artist who is painting every Team GB medal winner at the Tokyo Olympics says he “wants to do the athletes justice.”

Ben Mosley, from Rochester, is an official artist for Team GB and his pop up exhibition is available for the public to view on Carnaby Street in central London.

He said: "It's been brilliant, I absolutely thrive under the pressure. I love coming in knowing that I've got six medals to paint." 

"Sport brings people together in celebration so that's what I'm trying to do through the mural is show how these sporting moments can inspire and hopefully the mural will inspire not only athletes but also the next generation of artists as well."

ITV News Meridian filmed with Ben as he painted one of our latest medal winners, Giles Scott, from Portsmouth, who successfully defended his Olympic title in the men’s Finn class.

Ben hopes it will create a momento they, and the general public, can cherish.

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He said: "To recognise the achievements of these athletes through this mural and, also, be able to share that with the public is a terrific honour and I'm able to do my bit for Team GB and hopefully we can use the mural to raise funds for the next generation of athletes coming through."

The mural will stay on Carnaby Street until later this month, possibly longer, before being captured digitally so all of GB's medal winning moments will never be forgotten.