SLIDESHOW: South Yorkshire steelworker’s spray paint passion

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A young South Yorkshire steelworker has been spraying his money up the wall – literally.

Brett Fletcher, aged 22, has been creating graffiti masterpieces using cans of spray paint in his parents’ garage.

Brett Fletcher saves up his wages to buy spray paints to create artwork in his garage at home and on buildings. His latest project is a canvas of Ronnie O'Sullivan, which he hopes to get signed by the man himself when he goes to the Crucible Picture by Dean Atkins

Brett Fletcher saves up his wages to buy spray paints to create artwork in his garage at home and on buildings. His latest project is a canvas of Ronnie O'Sullivan, which he hopes to get signed by the man himself when he goes to the Crucible Picture by Dean Atkins

He said: “It all started in 2012 when I went to watch a graffiti exhibition.

“I was watching them do it and I thought to myself, ‘I bet I can do that, I’d love to have a go’.

“We aren’t a rich family and my mum was saying, ‘You’re wasting your money on chuffing spray paint,’ so I got myself this job in the steel works so I could afford to spend my wages on it.

“Three years have gone by now and it’s just got better and better.”

Brett Fletcher saves up his wages to buy spray paints to create artwork in his garage at home and on buildings. His latest project is a canvas of Ronnie O'Sullivan, which he hopes to get signed by the man himself when he goes to the Crucible Picture by Dean Atkins

Brett Fletcher saves up his wages to buy spray paints to create artwork in his garage at home and on buildings. His latest project is a canvas of Ronnie O'Sullivan, which he hopes to get signed by the man himself when he goes to the Crucible Picture by Dean Atkins

His latest creation is a picture of snooker star Ronnie O’Sullivan, inspired by the world snooker championship in Sheffield.

But the amateur boxer has also used his skills to jazz up boxing gyms and has helped paint a set of horses racing to the finish line at the Horse and Jockey pub in his village.

Brett, of Morris Avenue, in Rawmarsh, Rotherham, said: “It’s my passion – I love doing it.

“When I’ve had a bad day and someone has made me mad, it just helps me to forget everything.

Brett Fletcher saves up his wages to buy spray paints to create artwork in his garage at home and on buildings. His latest project is a canvas of Ronnie O'Sullivan, which he hopes to get signed by the man himself when he goes to the Crucible Picture by Dean Atkins

Brett Fletcher saves up his wages to buy spray paints to create artwork in his garage at home and on buildings. His latest project is a canvas of Ronnie O'Sullivan, which he hopes to get signed by the man himself when he goes to the Crucible Picture by Dean Atkins

“It blocks everything from my mind and it’s a bit of ‘me time.’”

Tim Naylor, landlord at the Horse and Jockey, said: “Brett is just a smashing artist and a nice young lad.

“He is very talented and I wish him every success.”

Brett Fletcher saves up his wages to buy spray paints to create artwork in his garage at home and on buildings. His latest project is a canvas of Ronnie O'Sullivan, which he hopes to get signed by the man himself when he goes to the Crucible Picture by Dean Atkins

Brett Fletcher saves up his wages to buy spray paints to create artwork in his garage at home and on buildings. His latest project is a canvas of Ronnie O'Sullivan, which he hopes to get signed by the man himself when he goes to the Crucible Picture by Dean Atkins

Brett Fletcher saves up his wages to buy spray paints to create artwork in his garage at home and on buildings. His latest project is a canvas of Ronnie O'Sullivan, which he hopes to get signed by the man himself when he goes to the Crucible Picture by Dean Atkins

Brett Fletcher saves up his wages to buy spray paints to create artwork in his garage at home and on buildings. His latest project is a canvas of Ronnie O'Sullivan, which he hopes to get signed by the man himself when he goes to the Crucible Picture by Dean Atkins

Brett Fletcher saves up his wages to buy spray paints to create artwork in his garage at home and on buildings. His latest project is a canvas of Ronnie O'Sullivan, which he hopes to get signed by the man himself when he goes to the Crucible Picture by Dean Atkins

Brett Fletcher saves up his wages to buy spray paints to create artwork in his garage at home and on buildings. His latest project is a canvas of Ronnie O'Sullivan, which he hopes to get signed by the man himself when he goes to the Crucible Picture by Dean Atkins

Brett Fletcher saves up his wages to buy spray paints to create artwork in his garage at home and on buildings. His latest project is a canvas of Ronnie O'Sullivan, which he hopes to get signed by the man himself when he goes to the Crucible Picture by Dean Atkins

Brett Fletcher saves up his wages to buy spray paints to create artwork in his garage at home and on buildings. His latest project is a canvas of Ronnie O'Sullivan, which he hopes to get signed by the man himself when he goes to the Crucible Picture by Dean Atkins

Brett Fletcher saves up his wages to buy spray paints to create artwork in his garage at home and on buildings. His latest project is a canvas of Ronnie O'Sullivan, which he hopes to get signed by the man himself when he goes to the Crucible Picture by Dean Atkins

Brett Fletcher saves up his wages to buy spray paints to create artwork in his garage at home and on buildings. His latest project is a canvas of Ronnie O'Sullivan, which he hopes to get signed by the man himself when he goes to the Crucible Picture by Dean Atkins

Brett Fletcher saves up his wages to buy spray paints to create artwork in his garage at home and on buildings. His latest project is a canvas of Ronnie O'Sullivan, which he hopes to get signed by the man himself when he goes to the Crucible Artwork on the side of the Horse and Jockey pub at Rawmarsh Picture Dean Atkins

Brett Fletcher saves up his wages to buy spray paints to create artwork in his garage at home and on buildings. His latest project is a canvas of Ronnie O'Sullivan, which he hopes to get signed by the man himself when he goes to the Crucible Artwork on the side of the Horse and Jockey pub at Rawmarsh Picture Dean Atkins

Brett Fletcher saves up his wages to buy spray paints to create artwork in his garage at home and on buildings. His latest project is a canvas of Ronnie O'Sullivan, which he hopes to get signed by the man himself when he goes to the Crucible Artwork on the side of the Horse and Jockey pub at Rawmarsh Picture Dean Atkins

Brett Fletcher saves up his wages to buy spray paints to create artwork in his garage at home and on buildings. His latest project is a canvas of Ronnie O'Sullivan, which he hopes to get signed by the man himself when he goes to the Crucible Artwork on the side of the Horse and Jockey pub at Rawmarsh Picture Dean Atkins