BRADFORD-born artist David Hockney has unveiled his latest Christmas-themed artwork to bring “joy and hope”.

The Bigger Christmas Trees artwork at Battersea Power Station depicts two large green and purple striped Christmas trees, each with a gold star at the top.

The artwork is being displayed on the landmark’s two chimneys, which measure 100 metres (328 feet) and overlook the River Thames.

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: David Hockney's design on Battersea Power StationDavid Hockney's design on Battersea Power Station (Image: PA)

“Battersea Power Station is such a beautiful building, I wanted to decorate it in a way that I hoped would bring joy and hope to Londoners,” said Hockney, 86.

The artist, who is known for using a range of mediums including apps on iPhones, used an iPad Pro and Apple Pencil to create the design.

Hockney has used Apple products in his artwork for more than 15 years including the first iPhone model in 2007.

Apple’s senior vice president of worldwide marketing Greg Joswiak described Hockney’s artwork as a “gift” for London.

He said: “David is one of the world’s most important and influential artists, and we couldn’t be more excited to see his latest creation lighting up Battersea Power Station.

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: David Hockney working on the design David Hockney working on the design (Image: PA)

“It is a privilege for us that he chooses iPad for his work, and to create this beautiful Christmas gift for the people of London.”

Hockney’s other work using an iPad includes a stained glass window and a piece to highlight the natural world, which he created during the Covid-19 pandemic.

In November, he unveiled his David Hockney: Drawing from Life exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery, in London, which showcases a portrait of singer Harry Styles.

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Hockney working on his iPad Hockney working on his iPad (Image: PA)

Styles is depicted wearing an orange and red cardigan with a pearl necklace and blue jeans in one of 30 displays at the gallery.

The exhibition also features portraits of Hockney’s mother, the late Laura Hockney; his friend, fashion designer Celia Birtwell; his former partner, curator Gregory Evans; and people from his local community in Normandy.

His self-portrait shows him smiling while dressed in a blue checked suit with a white cap.

In addition to the 33 new works, there are also coloured pencil drawings created in Paris in the early 1970s and a selection of drawings from the 1980s, when the artist created a self-portrait every day over a period of two months.

That exhibition runs until January 21 2024.

The Bigger Christmas Trees artwork will be displayed in a 10-minute animation on two of Battersea Power Station’s towers from 5pm to 10pm every evening until Christmas Day.