Alan Townsend is a man of many talents but it's his love of history and solving complex problems that attracted him to his latest venture - recreating historically accurate wallpaper.
He makes his beautiful wallpapers by hand, using a screen printing technique.
So how did he do it? Well, he taught himself.
That's right, he jumped online and researched how to get started and then through a lot of trial and error he worked out how to master the tools and the skills needed to create these beautiful artworks.
Very inspiring indeed!
Produced by Lara van Raay
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