An Oxfordshire artist has gone viral on TikTok after painting construction workers outside her house.
A 20-year-old artist from Didcot, who goes by the name Tanks, has been painting construction workers for over a year.
Her TikTok has hundreds of videos of her work including many of construction workers.
A recent video of a painting of workers putting speed bumps down outside her house has reached over 10 million views.
The post received over 2 million likes and was commented on by thousands.
Speaking to the Oxford Mail, she said: “I was so excited [to see the video go viral].
“I’d never had that much traction to my work before and it was honestly mindblowing that so many people all over the world had seen my little paintings.
“I’ve had a fascination with drawing and painting builders and construction sites for a long time now.
"It started on my art foundation year at Abingdon and Witney College when they were building outside the art block.
“I got in a lot of trouble for drawing them instead of doing the work I’d been set but they caught my eye and I have always loved the work of Van Gogh and Millet’s worker paintings in the fields."
Many of the highest-liked comments told her she should show the workers.
One said: “Please show them. Things like that make people’s day. Imagine the smile it’d give them to find out they inspired an artist by working hard at their job”
Another added: “Their company needs to hang these around their corporate buildings! “
Whilst someone else said: “These are so cool! Are you going to show them? I think they’d love it!”
The artist now plans to invite the construction company to a local exhibition to show them the work.
She said: “The goal of this series was to display the working industry within contemporary art as historically those paintings are so important.
“I have had a conversation with some of the workers online and I think it was a big shock to them to see themselves in my work but I hope they enjoy it because they were an amazing inspiration.”
In one of her videos, she said: "I started painting builders about one year ago. And it was like I saw them as building a new world.
“They have such an important job and think they should be recognised more for what they do.
“Throughout history builders, I know they aren’t builders, but construction workers they do all these dangerous jobs and I think it needs to be represented in the artworld.”
The exhibition will take place at the Northbourne community centre, on church street in Didcot is from July 7 and 9.