AN airbrush artist's latest work should ensure that gun powder treason will never be forgotten by patrons at a York inn.

The colourful masterpiece in the courtyard at the Guy Fawkes Inn in Low Petergate is 30 feet by 20 feet and took Dave Earl, otherwise known as Airbrush Earl, five days to complete.

Dominic Jackson, head of revenue and marketing at the HRH Group which runs The Guy Fawkes, said the history of the site was important to staff and customers alike.

He said: "The story of Guy Fawkes, who was born on the very spot of the inn, absolutely fascinates our customers and was our source of inspiration for the mural. It provides a visual representation of the infamous gunpowder plot and a distinct focal point in our courtyard for all of our customers to enjoy."

Dave Earl originally hails from Middlesbrough, but moved to York three years ago and has been specialising in murals for more than 20 years.