A TALENTED artist is auctioning off her painting of a national treasure to raise vital funds for a Bradford charity.

Darcey Charlesworth has crafted a portrait, using acrylic paints, of Sir Captain Tom Moore.

The painting, which is 60cm x 46cm, is inspired by the January's front cover of men's magazine, GQ, where the 100-year-old is featured.

Ms Charlesworth picked that image because it showcases Captain Tom's "patriotic spirit".

The former British Army officer became globally renowned as a hero right at the start of the coronavirus pandemic, after raising more than £30 million for NHS Charities Together, by walking the length of his garden every day, in the run up to his 100th birthday.

The portrait will be auctioned on eBay, with the money raised going to the Bradford Metropolitan Food Bank.

Ms Charlesworth said: "I have chosen to auction the painting for Bradford Metropolitan Food Bank to show appreciation for their services for vulnerable people in such difficult times."

The auction launches on Monday, January 18, but Ms Charlesworth has already set-up a fundraising page on Facebook.

People can make separate donations there, with four individuals already pledging £50 in total so far.

A link to the auction will be posted on the page when it goes live.

You can visit the Facebook fundraising page here: facebook.com/donate/1020281418452680/