A GERRARDS Cross man has created his very own portrait of Tim Peake which was unveiled before the astronauts sell out UK tour.

Potrait artist George Groves presented his oil painting to British astronaut Tim Peake where it will go on sale to raise funds for The Prince’s Trust.

He said: “Tim has not only achieved incomprehensible feats, but has provided a platform for the future generation of aspiring individuals to thrive. It was a great pleasure to unveil this Portrait with Tim, and speak about our respective endeavors”.

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British Astronaut Tim Peake, who is currently on a tour of the UK with his one man show ‘My Journey to Space’, spent six months aboard the International Space Station, back in December 2015, and is currently being celebrated worldwide during the International World Space Week.

In 2025, a projected mission to the moon could see Tim Peake join NASA, becoming the first Briton to step foot on the moon.

When asked what his dream mission would be, he said: "A mission to the moon without a shadow of a doubt."

The Portrait has been signed and dated by Tim and money raises will go towards the charity, where Tim is a goodwill ambassador and has recently donated over £250,000 to their mission.

Tim's ambassador role helps highlight the work The Prince’s Trust does to help young people acquire STEM skills and particularly supporting girls wanting to get into science, technology, engineering and maths roles.

George is hoping to raise a few thousand as the Original Portrait has been kindly signed and dated by Tim, so it's a great opportunity for avid space lovers to cross over into the artworld and take home a piece of history.