AN official portrait of the Dean of Worcester is being painted.

Tania March, a Malvern-based artist specialising in portraiture, and associate lecturer at the University of Worcester, is painting the portrait of the Very Reverend Peter Atkinson as part of her role as Artist in Residence at Worcester Cathedral.

Very Rev Atkinson said: “When I see the portraits of my predecessors, I am humbled by the thought of standing in such a distinguished succession. I am grateful to Tania - I look forward to seeing myself duly framed."

The portrait is to be unveiled during a special ceremony being held in the autumn.