A series of specially commissioned paintings by a Birmingham artist has added a splash of colour to the meeting and events floors at the city's newest upmarket hotel.
Acocks Green-based Ros Willis sent samples of her work to Radisson SAS, which opens on Monday in Beetham Tower, and they caught the eye of general manager Kathrine Ohm Thomas.
"To choose art for a public area is a very difficult thing to do, especially when it needs to complement a building as stunning as this," said Kathrine. "I looked at the pictures Ros sent in and said straight away, 'This feels right'.
"What we wanted was not to make the interiors more beautiful, but to enhance what they were already, bringing extra life and colour."
Ros took up art only five years ago at the age of 45.
The 16 paintings line the corridors of the 18-storey hotel's second and third floors, which are given over to a business centre, pre-function areas and ten meeting and events rooms.
She said: "It's a great thrill for me to have my work hanging in such a prestigious hotel in such an exciting building."
Ros, who has a studio at the Custard Factory, took up a career in art after a gallery spotted her latent talent when she took a painting in to be framed.