AN ARTIST based in Salisbury is using her "fun and humorous" illustrative style to create works that reflect the Covid-19 pandemic.

Wendy Klein has been tucked away in her Coombe Bissett studio during lockdown creating an array of pictures to "cheer people up", exaggerating moments from stockpiling toilet roll to adjusting to life at home and social distancing.

The illustrator began her career at a young age and has taken her creative talents across the world, living in California, France and Canada.

Wendy returned to England three years ago and is now using the virus outbreak as inspiration for her latest artwork, with each one taking around two days to complete.

"I've always enjoyed making fun, humorous work, which always includes women with a bottle of wine, and it has just taken off," explained Wendy.

"I am lucky I have a good sense of humour and I see the funny side of things, so I thought this would be a fun way to cheer people up during this strange life and situation.

"It keeps me out of mischief and makes me happy, and I hope it makes a lot of people happy."

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As well as painting on canvas, Wendy has previously created illustrations for greeting cards, books and magazines.

"I love comical stuff and drawing, I have so much fun with it. I just conjure up another one and another one," she added.

"I decided I would make these [Covid-19 inspired] images into a collection to remind us of the situation. I shall continue offering these pictures and they can be put on cards."

Wendy added that each image is uniquely titled, to fit the happenings and story within the picture.

About her move to Salisbury last year, Wendy said: "I love this area. When I came back from Canada I stayed with friends in Alderholt. It is just such a beautiful place to be."

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