Scots janitor’s $1m paintbrush

A US-based Scots janitor is on a mission to paint his way to raising $1 million for charity.

Amazingly, Joseph Gormley only picked up a paintbrush six years ago after wife Erin bought him an art set for Christmas.

Now his works are in demand by top music stars. And he’s painted for the man tipped to be the next US president, Jeb Bush.

Glasgow-born Joseph, 40, has already raised in excess of $100,000 in just two years.

The former Falkirk hospital porter moved to America in 2003 after falling for Florida girl Erin and now works as a janitor at a school near Fort Lauderdale.

“I only took up painting as a hobby after that Christmas present,” Joseph told The Sunday Post from Westchester Elementary School.

“It was just something I did very much for myself, until I heard about a charity raising money back home for a Scots girl.”

Joseph did a portrait of then-Celtic manager Neil Lennon that sold for £5000. It started a fundraising passion which has really taken off.

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