A GIFTED painter from Olveston, who became a local celebrity when he transformed his house gates into a mural depicting memorable Jubilee and Olympics scenes, has been forced to put his brushes away following complaints from a disgruntled villager.

Angus Macaskill, of Churchill House, decided to go the extra mile for his village’s Diamond Jubilee competition in June.

He screwed eight by eight-foot panels to his gates and proceeded to paint a giant illustration of the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh on the "blank canvas" to mark the sovereign’s 60th year on the throne.

His tableau was a roaring success and, encouraged by his neighbours and new fan base, he continued entertaining the village with a picture of the Thames river pageant, followed by a portrait of Andy Murray at Wimbledon, and several soon-to-be iconic Olympic victory scenes.

Yet, due to complaints from a local far from pleased with his work, Mr Macaskill has been told by planning bosses to stop using his home as an art display.

A petition was launched by flabbergasted villagers, one of whom even wrote to Thornbury and Yate MP Steve Webb begging him to put an end to the madness, but to no avail.

His supporters will have until September 12 to admire his latest creation, a humorous nudge to the local who put a premature end to his exhibit, before his impromptu canvas is taken down for good.

Mr Macaskill, who lives in a listed building, told the Gazette he wished he could have carried on a little longer with his art project although he understood the council’s decision.

"I’ve put a scene from the new version of Tintin by Steven Spielberg," he said. "It is Tintin and Snowy with a large letter and on the letter it says enforcement notice.

"I’ve done about 20 scenes. I had in mind to do a few more and I would have kept going a bit longer. An awful lot of people have walked by and said it was inspirational."

Mr Mascaskill is planning to ask permission from the council to put up the panels again temporarily next year and illustrate the summer’s highlights.

He added: "Hundreds of people have been getting entertainment and an uplift watching the gate. This summer has been exceptional. It has made us all fell better. I’m regarding it as a tremendous bit of fun."

One of his fans, Jean Best, said she was extrememly disappointed to be losing a local attraction.

"We have a killjoy in the village," she said. "It is a great shame that we, the villagers, are losing what seems to be a very popular village attraction that is enjoyed by many."

A South Gloucestershire Council spokesman said: "The council fully respects the cultural and community spirit approach which has been shown by Mr Macaskill and his topical paintings, however, as the property is a listed building the council would be unlikely to grant listed building consent for this development which is out of keeping with the character and setting of the building."