The death has been announced of artist Charlie Whisker.

Born in Co Down in 1949, Mr Whisker attended the Belfast College of Art and taught at NCAD in Dublin in the 1980s.

He lived for a time in LA where he also worked as a video director with artists including Bob Dylan.

His work has been exhibited widely and is in the collections of the Arts Council, Allied Irish Banks, the Ulster Museum and private collectors such as members of U2, Steven Soderberg, John Boorman, Paul McGuinness and Henry Mountcharles.

Mr Whisker was diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer's at the age of 63. He had three children, Domino, India and Ruby Mae. 

Fellow artist Mick O'Dea described Mr Whisker as a "gentleman" and "a true original".

During the first lockdown last May, Charlie and his daughter Domino featured in a short film called Letters from Lockdown: Charlie and Domino.