A STREET art tribute to a tragic Erskine teenager has appeared close to the spot where his body was found.

The wall at the underpass near Park Mains High School shows messages from loved ones alongside a striking painting of Owen MacDonald holding a balloon.

This comes following a tribute for the 16-year-old at Erskine Parish Church on Saturday, where thousands of balloons were released in honour of the schoolboy.

Owen's body was discovered near Park Mains High School in the early hours of Sunday, April 30 by three men who were making their way to a petrol station.

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Following the tragic death, the community has rallied together to show their support.

Speaking to The Gazette, artist Steve Blackmore revealed the meaning behind the striking piece of work, which he created on Sunday night.

He said: "I never knew Owen personally but I felt for the family and having kids of my own I could only imagine what they were going through.

"I had heard about the wall with messages from loved ones and family and wanted to add a tribute. 

"Also I heard that on the day of the balloon release all of Owen's friends had red white and blue balloons but only the family had orange ones.

"So the orange balloon Owen is holding is really meant as a touch for the family."

The artist has also redone a new version on canvas which he will present to Owen's family.