A mum has been using her artistic talents to create touching tributes for families in Wirral.

Tia Bell, known online as Canvas Life, has brightened the streets of the borough with her colourful and creative murals.

Now the artist has worked with families to design meaningful artwork to celebrate the lives of loved ones.

Tia said: “It’s such an honour that people message me because of the art they have seen me do before and that I am the person that they’d want to represent such a personal thing.

“This work is by far my greatest achievement, purely because of the trust they have put in me and how important the work it.

“They’re not just pieces to look at, it represents someone’s life.”

One of Tias memorial benches in New Brighton

One of Tia's memorial benches in New Brighton

Tia’s artwork is featured on two memorial benches on New Brighton promenade.

The artist has also created murals across Wirral – including the Angel Wings in Arrowe Park hospital’s maternity ward.

Tia added: “The feedback from the community has been unreal.

“The benches reached around 80,000 people on social media and I couldn’t keep up with the comments and shares.

“I’ll take a moment now to thank everyone for their support because I am pretty sure I didn’t manage to reply to all the comments.

“I hope they bring conversation, memories, a smile, place to reflect and a reason not to be indoors.”

After leaving her heavily pressured job in sales, Tia took up creative projects to focus on her mental health.

She added: “I just had to quit so I tried so many different creative things and this is what I ended up doing.

“My mum and grandad are artists, so I guess it was in my genes.”

If you would like to find out more on Tia’s work, visit Canvas Life on Facebook and Instagram.