Artist creates portraits of famous faces using Marmite on toast and other foods

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AN ARTIST’S fame is spreading — after creating a portrait of Boris Johnson out of Marmite.

Nathan Wyburn, 29, first used the love-it-or-hate-it foodstuff after seeing a newspaper headline comparing Simon Cowell to it.

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Nathan’s BoJo creation was inspired by an earlier piece he made of Simon Cowell[/caption]

He said: “It leant itself to other figures too like Lady Gaga and the Royal Family.

“I then branched out in to other materials.”

One portrait is one of Rowan Atkinson’s Mr Bean made from bakes beans, and another of Brendan O’Carroll’s character Mrs Brown created from coffee stains.

Nathan, of Cardiff appeared on Britain’s Got Talent in 2011. He compares his works to pop art like that pioneered by Andy Warhol. He said: “I see myself outside the box and I’m very happy with it.”

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Mrs Brown from the hit TV show also got a custom portrait made from tea[/caption]

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Mr Baked Bean was Nathan’s sauce of inspiration for this piece[/caption]

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A portrait of Stephen Hawking made from tea[/caption]

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Prince Charles and Camilla Parker Bowles were impressed by the portrait Nathan made of them from tea[/caption]

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Nathan paid homage to comedian Bruce Forsyth and his famous catchphrase ‘nice to see you to see you nice’ with this creation[/caption]

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Nathan created a portrait of Ed Sheeran out of his own hair clippings[/caption]

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