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Deepdale And Sir Tom Finney Feature In New Artwork Of Lancashire Icons

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~You may have driven past the Preston North End stadium and seen the iconic Sir Tom Finney statue triumphantly kicking the ball to the passing player. But have you considered the hard graft gone into creating such an artistic feature?

BBC Radio Lancashire have designed a new artwork campaign which includes Preston’s iconic The Splash featuring the legendary late great Tom Finney.

Lancashire based artist Chas Jacobs is the brains behind the art. Chas started his interest in art as a casual hobby spanning two decades ago. At the time he was working as an electrician. It was the artists David Hockney and John Piper which  inspired his own personal works of art and  helped him to  carve his unique creations of bright, bold and acrylic work.

Since 1994 he has become a full time artist and works from his home studio in Hornby. Now in 2019 his innovative designs are being displayed at the BBC Lancashire HQ in Blackburn.

Managing editor of BBC Radio Lancashire John Clayton reveals the reason for selecting Chas to represent Lancashire:

“We commissioned Chas to come up with these iconic images for our #We Love Lancashire campaign as they depict our beautiful county in such a bright, positive and happy way.

The campaign includes Leyland, Lytham and more.

John concludes with these positive words about the County and the consistency of the message repeated across the station,

“We want to highlight everything which is brilliant about Lancashire – the people, places and diversity of the region – and we will be striving to showcase this across BBC Radio Lancashire even more, every single day.”

15 pieces of artwork will  depict the county which  include Sir Tom at Deepdale.

^Alex Ashworth.