FROM garage to gallery, Simon Wait has transformed his family car space into an exhibition of sketched portraits.
The self-taught artist from Birmingham Gardens specialises in pencil sketches of anything from Russell Crowe to family pets.
This weekend is the grand opening of the Simon Wait Portraits and Art Studio.
Wait said he had always dreamt of opening his own gallery though the time was never right until now.
"Somehow I have way less time with three kids but way more motivation to do it," he said.
Wait said the sketches and pastels would be for sale at a special opening-day price.
However, visitors could also bring along photos from home and order a sketched version.
The opening will also act as a fund-raiser for the Starlight Foundation.
Money from a sausage sizzle, raffle and gold coin donations for photos with Iron Man (Wait in a self-made costume) will go to the charity.
Wait said he could appreciate the foundation's work because he had three children of his own.
He regularly fund-raises for the charity by raffling off sketches.
Mr Wait said he felt lucky to be able to help people through his drawings.
■ The doors of 63 Wilkinson Avenue, Birmingham Gardens, will open at 9am this Saturday and Sunday.
For more information visit the Simon Wait Portrait Facebook page.