Tim Patch (aka Pricasso ) is a portrait painter with a difference. He paints portraits with his penis.
Having worked as a builder, potter and regular portrait painter, Mr Patch made the unusual decision about 12 years ago to put away his paint brushes and begin painting with his penis instead.
"The idea just popped into my head really and I went home and tried it and I was pretty hopeless because it's actually not that easy. It took about a year of practice at home before I told anyone. I thought people might think I was a bit strange."
Finally Mr Patch told a women he met at the markets and she invited him to come and paint at the Brisbane Bondage Club.
"I went there and I was the most normal person there ... that's how I got used to mixing with people totally naked and holding my penis. It's not a natural thing to do." he laughs.
Mr Patch thought his new painting style would be a great way to meet people and have fun, but he didn't think he'd get away with it until he saw Puppetry of the Penis. His response was,
"Yes, I can do this! They've got the best job in the world and it progressed from there really."
Mr Patch paints mainly at adult shows, hens nights and sex expos around the world, sometimes painting for up 12 hours at a stretch.
"When I first get to a party they just look at me and think, 'Who is this old bloke', I can feel that straight away, but when I get painting, they change completely and most people are completely amazed."
Mr Patch makes his own paints and canvases to ensure the safety and longevity of his painting tool.
"I can paint a portrait in about 15 mins ... and I paint 30 to 40 paintings sometimes. It has be looked after ...they're pretty durable things ... otherwise after about four days you lose quite a bit of skin off the end of your penis which is pretty painful. I do need a rest after that," he laughs.
Mr Patch's unusual painting talents have taken him around the world, as a guest on various TV talent and talk shows.
As well as painting at parties and sex expos, Mr Patch also receives photographs of people via the internet to paint while he videos himself doing it. He then sends the portrait and the video back, mainly to couples getting married in America.
Mr Patch isn't concerned about maintaining a serious reputation as an artist and believes he makes more money than most artists in Australia.
"It's exceeded all my expectations. I'm an old age pensioner now so I should be retiring but I'm having too much fun, so I'll keep on doing it until no one invites me anywhere anymore.
"You only live once. If I died and hadn't done it, I'd be very disappointed with myself," he said.