Dad quits mechanic job after great neighbors with incredible snow paintings of Christmas movie scenes


A father painted incredible Christmas movie scenes on the windows of his house in Wigan – and people across the country are amazed.

Scott Wilcock, 34, quit his job as a mechanic to devote himself entirely to art during the pandemic after the overwhelming response he received to his snow spray paintings and airbrush art.

This Christmas he delighted his neighbors with murals from the classics Home Alone and Miracle on 34th Street and is now in the process of painting Will Ferrel from the children’s favorite elf.

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Scott quit his 17-year-old job in 2020 after being inundated with requests from people asking him to paint in their homes.

It started as a hobby four years ago, with Scott spending his evenings exploring the art medium.

“My wife was so impressed that she took a picture of my first half-finished piece and posted it on Facebook,” said Scott.

“People then started asking how much they should make their house. This came as a shock to me as I hadn’t even finished a window.

Scott with his home alone scene made with snow spray

“After realizing I could do a small business with it, I would spend every night after work experimenting with the snow spray and building a portfolio.”

After the lockdown was reached, Scott challenged himself to airbrush portraits at his local gym while he was on vacation for six weeks.

It was something he’d never tried before, but after sharing photos he got so asked about assignments that he gave up on his career.

“I had never airbrushed or done any research before, I felt like I could do it, so I just did it,” said Scott.

Since the founding of his company – Snow graffiti – The father of two has spent the first nine months of the year traveling across the UK painting portraits or entire scenes in shops, restaurants, gyms and even “man caves” including a mural of Marcus Rashford on the wall of a Wigan -School.

The father of two pays homage to the classic film Miracle on 34th Street

Scott then spent the last few months decorating windows with snow spray, including for Halloween and magical Christmas decorations.

He was even hired by a foreign company to promote their brand.

But for the past three years, Scott has been working on highly detailed scenes on the windows of his own family home, including a mural from the hit sitcom Friends.

His wife Melissa picks the theme and then he goes to work creating it, which takes him about a full day per scene.

“We have all sorts of different scenes, with the friends taking the longest.

Scott has now started portraying Will Ferrell as an elf

“The neighbors have got used to seeing you and always compliment you.”

As a kid in school, Scott had always dreamed of becoming an artist, but was discouraged from pursuing it professionally because they said it was unlikely he would get the required grades for college, he says.

“In the end, I got the grades,” he said. “But I still feel like I was on the right track because all of my art is self-taught.

“I use a different method in my art that I’ve never seen anyone else do, so it’s a blessing to do it my own way.”

He’s encouraged his young daughters to get creative, however, and says that both his eight-year-old and five-year-old can paint scenes with snow spray.

His artwork has captivated families across the country after he put his work online

His eldest even filmed her own tutorial on creating a snowman picture, and his youngest designed a window that he uses for a client.

Scott has also shared his own tutorials online for families to follow.

“You have received such an amazing response,” he continued.

“‘I’ve got so many pictures of trials and nice messages thanking parents who made their children proud by creating scenes themselves by following my videos.”

After sharing photos of his Christmas exhibition at home with the DIY On A Budget Facebook group on Wednesday, it went viral in a matter of hours.

The post has 38,000+ likes and 4,000+ comments, with site members commenting on how “amazing” they are.

Kayli Ann Ann replied, “What a talent that is amazing” while Sian Addiscott asked, “This is absolutely amazing !!! Please come and make my windows next Christmas !!!”

Elisha Myers said, “I’ve never seen talent like this, this is the most amazing work I’ve ever seen.”

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