Extraordinary Portraits
Available on BBC iPlayer
Shines a light on everyday heroes within society by painting portraits of them. These everyday heroes have extraordinary stories and the artists hope to turn these stories into amazing portraits. While portraiture has traditionally been a method of commemorating powerful or wealthy figures in society, the creations of these artists celebrate the achievements of everyday heroes whose actions have not been properly recognised. Features famous artists including street artist Dale Grimshaw and hyper-realist Kelvin Okafor.