Wiltshire artist creates new portrait of Mandela

Paul Emsley's portrait of Mandela Credit: ITV News West Country

A Wiltshire artist who is most famous for doing Kate Middleton's first Royal portrait has been showing ITV West Country his next piece of work. Paul Emsley has drawn many famous faces in his time - one of those being the former South African President, Nelson Mandela. And since his death last December, the artist - who has spent much of his life in South Africa - has been inspired to put paint to paper once again,

In life this portrait of Nelson Mandela captures the former south african president in black chalk and pencil. Now in his death, and for Paul Emsley newest work - the artist has taken a more 'life life' approach.

The Wiltshire artist used the same photograph as a guide that he took when he has just ten minutes with Mr Mandela in 2009**.

Paul Emsely lives a quiet life Bradford on Avon - apart from the occasional trip to London - but this time last year his life was a little more noisy: after he'd - the first portrait of Her Royal Highness - The Duchess of Cambridge.

Paul Emsely's portrait of Kate Middleton Credit: National Portrait Gallery

You can watch Katie Rowlett's report on this below: