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MERCURY PRESS. 20.08.19. Cheshire, UK. (Pictured: Bill Heaton, 55, creating an artwork in the garden of his home in Macclesfield, Cheshire.) A retired policeman turned abstract artist after reading an article claiming anyone can be a painter - and now sells his FINGER paintings for five figure sums.Former copper Bill Heaton, 55, read the newspaper article in 2003 so decided to swap his handcuffs for paintbrushes when he retired from the force in 2016.Now his Jackson Pollock-inspired canvases - which he paints using a kitchen scourer before flicking acrylic onto them using his fingertips - sell for five figures and have been critically acclaimed.(SEE MERCURY COPY) - James Speakman/Mercury Press//CATERSNEWSAGENCY_MPM_POLICEMAN_TO_PAINTER-01/1908201705/Credit:CATERS/SIPA/1908201707