Ollie painting being auctioned for Tiger Cubs

QPR manager Ian Holloway swapped his boots for the paintbrush to paint a picture of the R’s players celebrating Joel Lynch’s goal against Bolton in February.

Holloway’s work of art is being auctioned to raise funds for the Tiger Cubs, QPR’s football team for children and young people with Down’s Syndrome.

Holloway enjoys art in his spare time and told www.qpr.co.uk: “This is the very first QPR painting I have done. I can draw but now I’m learning how to use paints.

“It took me three or four weeks to do and I enjoyed the time I spent on it. I’m really pleased with the end result.

“My hobby has always been playing football. I can’t do that anymore so painting is a nice release for me!”

Holloway praised the support from the R’s fans in helping a charity which is important to everyone at the club.

“I trust the QPR fans and they have supported the Tiger Cubs for years,” he said.

“I have disabled children myself and it’s important to show that we care.

“Personally, I’ll be chuffed if anyone wants my painting and it’s fantastic that the money will go to such a special cause.”

The painting is 16 inches by 12 inches and would be a great, unique gift to any R’s fan.