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LET’S GOGH Amazing video shows the incredible transformation of a van from a dirty car to an automotive masterpiece

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THIS amazing video shows the incredible transformation of a dirty pickup truck into an automotive masterpiece.

Artist Rick Minns, aka Ruddy Muddy, spent two days meticulously recreating Vincent Van Gogh’s iconic 1888 self-portrait on the back of a mud-splattered Peugeot Boxer.

The artwork is a salute to tradespeople and commercial vehicle drivers and was commissioned by car and van dealer Motorpoint.

Ruddy Muddy creates his artwork by selectively wiping dirt off dirty vans.

He uses items like soft brushes, a paint roller, and a spray bottle of water to achieve the perfect results.

Mark Carpenter, CEO of Motorpoint, said: “Our partnership with van artist Ruddy Muddy is a visual tribute to the craftsmanship, talent and passion that goes into creating a masterpiece – of course it had to be a Van Gogh.

“We also wanted to put artisans in the spotlight; those who have helped us meet all of our renovation goals during the pandemic and have protected us with good workmanship and advice when things go wrong with our homes.”

Along with the distinctive artwork, the brand commissioned a study into their views on working with tradespeople, surveying 2,000 UK adults who have completed work on their homes in the last 10 years.

More than a quarter (26 percent) said they pay particular attention to a well-presented van when hiring a handyman.

And that number was even higher for those in Wales (44 percent) and London (32 percent).

Just under one in three households (30 percent) said a clean van indicates a trustworthy handyman, while 38 percent believe it promises a tidy approach to the job.

With home renovations on the rise recently, a whopping 83 percent agree a reliable handyman is a valuable contact, while 58 percent say they value good handymen more since the pandemic.

Clean and tidy workers are particularly well received, as eight out of ten homeowners say cleanliness is very important when getting work done in their home.

When balancing “installation” versus DIY, one in three would prefer to have a handyman carry out work or repairs on their home rather than attempting it themselves to ensure the work is done to a high standard.

Additionally, nearly half of those surveyed in the OnePoll survey believe employing a skilled handyman minimizes future problems, while 37 percent believe it saves time over doing it yourself.

Carpenter added, “Every trade needs a dependable sidekick, often in the form of a van for hauling equipment and traveling to clients.

“These are an integral part of car culture and we wanted to celebrate them too and have a little fun along the way.

“Our research shows that a clean and well-maintained van sends a positive message to the customer in terms of reliability.

“We know how busy tradespeople are these days and that keeping track of vehicle maintenance is another task, but alongside the essential safety obligations there are clear business benefits.”

When asked about other characteristics of tradesmen, reliability was ranked highest, with nearly six in ten rating it as important (59 percent).

This is followed by a good price-performance ratio of 50 percent and an efficiency level just below that of 46 percent.

And when it comes to finding someone to decorate or repair their home, nearly two-thirds of respondents prefer word of mouth, followed by searching the internet (43 percent) and social media (23 percent).

Interestingly, nearly four in 10 have put off hiring a handyman in the past simply because they don’t know where to find a good one (37 percent).

But nearly 17 percent refer to ads on vans when looking for a deal.

THIS amazing video shows the incredible transformation of a dirty pickup truck into an automotive masterpiece.

Artist Rick Minns, aka Ruddy Muddy, spent two days meticulously recreating Vincent Van Gogh’s iconic 1888 self-portrait on the back of a mud-splattered Peugeot Boxer.

The artwork is a salute to tradespeople and commercial vehicle drivers and was commissioned by car and van dealer Motorpoint.

Ruddy Muddy creates his artwork by selectively wiping dirt off dirty vans.

He uses items like soft brushes, a paint roller, and a spray bottle of water to achieve the perfect results.

Mark Carpenter, CEO of Motorpoint, said: “Our partnership with van artist Ruddy Muddy is a visual tribute to the craftsmanship, talent and passion that goes into creating a masterpiece – of course it had to be a Van Gogh.

“We also wanted to put artisans in the spotlight; those who have helped us meet all of our renovation goals during the pandemic and have protected us with good workmanship and advice when things go wrong with our homes.”

Along with the distinctive artwork, the brand commissioned a study into their views on working with tradespeople, surveying 2,000 UK adults who have completed work on their homes in the last 10 years.

More than a quarter (26 percent) said they pay particular attention to a well-presented van when hiring a handyman.

And that number was even higher for those in Wales (44 percent) and London (32 percent).

Just under one in three households (30 percent) said a clean van indicates a trustworthy handyman, while 38 percent believe it promises a tidy approach to the job.

With home renovations on the rise recently, a whopping 83 percent agree a reliable handyman is a valuable contact, while 58 percent say they value good handymen more since the pandemic.

Clean and tidy workers are particularly well received, as eight out of ten homeowners say cleanliness is very important when getting work done in their home.

Artist Rick Minns, aka Ruddy Muddy, spent two days meticulously recreating Vincent Van Gogh’s iconic 1888 self-portrait on the back of a mud-splattered Peugeot Boxer.

Additionally, nearly half of those surveyed in the OnePoll survey believe employing a skilled handyman minimizes future problems, while 37 percent believe it saves time over doing it yourself.

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