Eamonn Holmes sparks huge reaction from fans with bold new artwork in family home
Eamonn Holmes has revealed yet another addition to his ever-growing art collection, and sparked a pretty significant reaction from his fans after doing so.
The 61 year old frequently posts about his adoration of interior design and yesterday took to Instagram to share his newest framed piece with his 746K followers.
Eamonn, who presents This Morning alongside wife Ruth Lansford, has hung up a new oil painting of the late professional footballer George Best.
Going off his Instagram post, it looks like Eamonn has hung it up in the home cinema.
The fancy blacked-out room has previously featured on his and Ruth's social media, and it isn't the only piece of football-related artwork in the property.
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Writing alongside his post, Eamonn penned: "Hung new artwork today. A thing of beauty, a man of magic.
"Poetry in motion. #Belfast Boy.
"#GeorgeBest in oils by the artist Nick Dillon."
Attracting a whopping 7,000 likes, Eamonn's friends and fans rushed to the comments to share their thoughts on the new painting.
An artist pal of Eamonn's, Colin Davidson, joked: "Thought you were talking about my portrait of you there Eamonn!"
Ruth was also quick to comment a flirty message below, saying: "Love a Belfast boy".
Plenty of fans also flirted with Eamonn, with one writing: "Very beautiful, the painting isn’t half bad too", and another adding: "Bestie is not that bad either x".
There is more to the oil painting than what first meets the eye, as a closer look shows that the oil painting is in fact done over an embossed canvas.
This unique style seems to be the artist, Nicholas Dillon's specialty, as he has a huge selection of similar paintings available for sale on his website.
Starting at £450 and going up to £4,000, they aren't exactly cheap, but we imagine Eamonn's painting would've cost a tad more due to it being commissioned.
This particular piece of the Manchester United player has been embossed with the word 'UNITED' repeating underneath, as well as a large MUFC logo in the centre.
On his website, the artist explains that: "Embossment is achieved with many hours of layering paint to achieve an almost 3D Effect".
Eamonn revealed in the comments of his post that he was lucky enough to host George Best's memorial service, and makes no secret of the admiration towards him.
The Irish presenter is a Manchester United FC superfan, and is also a Trustee of the Manchester United Foundation.
Eamonn has memorabilia and football-themed artwork all over his and Ruth's home, both in their huge home cinema – which features very on-brand red sofas – and in his own man cave which is filled with nods to the club.
Speaking on This Morning about his Man U man cave, Eamonn said: "I like interiors, I do, I absolutely do."
He added: "Could I just say, I am the design genie in our home?"
Replying to her husband's comments on This Morning, she confirmed: "He loves his home, he likes colour and he likes interiors."
Ruth has been pictured in the room on occasion, and whilst she's spoken about her husband's love of interiors in the past, it seems like she's convinced him to contain it to just those two rooms, as the rest of their home features more neutral tones with plenty of wooden touches and no red in sight.
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