Peter Mortimore has begun painting his biggest scale work yet, Dunedoo's silos, and has completed the side that honours the town's favourite son, jockey Hugh Bowman and his achievements aboard champion mare Winx.
The Dorrigo artist said that it was a local connection that helped land him the project after it was announced two years ago.
"My wife is a Dunedoo girl and we'd heard about it, so Carolyn rang Brett Yeo who owns the silo - who she's known for ages - and said that I was an artist and horses are my thing. And it went from there," he said.
Peter jokingly said that he's filled his phone with many downloaded images of the three subjects - Bowman, Winx and trainer Chris Waller. But added it's important to do so, "because you have to do your homework and research or it doesn't work".
"With something so public and people that are so well known, you want to get every little detail right. ," he said.
That research also involved watching a lot of videos of Winx's wins, achievements that transcended the racing world.
"As an artist it places you in the moment and also you get an understanding of why we're doing this - they were huge sporting moments," he said.
"Winx's victories took the public with her. And you had Hugh being a boy from the bush, then as he said without Chris there'd be no story, so he had to be a part of it - it was a great story all around.
"The day of Winx's last race was a major event and the number of people I've spoken to who said they weren't into racing, but they made sure they went out of their way to watch it and were glad they caught that bit of history. It'll be a long time before there's another one like her."
As for the other sides, Peter said "they'll be rural scenes relevant to Dunedoo and what the silo really is - a piece of rural architecture".
"It's a wheat silo, so it will show wheat crops and yellow canola. Then of course with Dunedoo meaning place of the black swan, there'll be black swans," he said.
While he's worked Peter has noticed that there's been no shortage of interest from people passing by, taking photos and having a chat. And while he works on illustrating a moment in sporting history, he's hearing about people living through this moment in world history.
"It's been interesting talking with people coming through and with the current COVID situation, finding out where they're from and why they're out-and-about. So it's lovely that you're putting up a story about Winx and Hugh Bowman, but while we're here you hear wonderful stories of people who are travelling around," he said.