Apparently, it is now a good thing to have a dirty van! Artist Rick Minns is using them as his canvas, creating his artwork in the dust, grease and dirt on grubby vans.

It has adopted the term ‘grafilthy art.’ Recently, he has been completing artwork to help aid the search of a missing RAF serviceman. Corrie Mckeague has been missing since September. His mother, Nicola Urquhart, stated the artwork was “amazing”. She hopes the “unusual” art will help spread the message and increase the awareness of her missing son.

“It’s so unusual, I’ve never seen anything like it before. I think it will get people talking.”

Corrie Mckeague has been missing since the 24th September. The twenty three year old was last spotted on CCTV walking alone in the “Horseshoe” area of Suffolk at around 3:20am. Rick Minns, the artist who creates the pieces, stated he was “happy to help” with the search.

“Anything that can make a few more people aware – if it’s seen by someone and leads to more information that would be great.”

So, what do you think? Have you got a grubby van that could do with some artwork? Let us know in the comments below.

Take a look at the artist’s Facebook page here: