OWAIN Fon Williams is going to welcome fans back to East End Park by himself if the authorities don’t give clubs the green light anytime soon.

The Pars’ number one and resident artist has his eyes set on the canvas after admitting this week that football without the fans has been “awful”.

He previously wowed supporters during lockdown with a landscape inspired by an image of Dunfermline’s stadium from the 1960s to depict supporters heading to the ground.

That piece was then auctioned off for £3,000 to help raise funds for the ‘Support the Pars’ campaign.

He could now brush up on his hobby once again as he told the Press that seeing East End Park with no fans in the seats has been a difficult sight to see.

And that could now act as inspiration to pick up the palette in the near future, he says.

“There’s always artwork on the go,” Fon Williams commented.

“I haven’t started one, but I was thinking about one (of East End Park). That’s purely because there are no fans here.

“It’s such a shame to see a stadium like this – and I’ve been lucky enough to be here and see our fans bouncing after a victory; I remember beating Dundee United last season – with no-one allowed in to be able to watch us and share that emotion.

“When I go home I think about these things and I think about what’s missing.

"What’s missing is having the fans here. I do think of things to paint and that is something I have thought about.”

Will he therefore paint the fans in instead?

“It’d take a while to do that, but if it meant getting the fans in, I’d happily do that,” he smiled.

The 33-year-old has started both of Dunfermline’s two victories in the Championship this season and pulled off a superb double save against Alloa last weekend with the scores level.

While reflecting that he would have loved to have had supporters in to praise him for it, he remarked that while winning games is putting a smile on his face, he’s missing the atmosphere generated by those in the stands.

When asked whether he had adjusted to having no supporters to cheer the team on, he replied: “I can’t lie, it’s awful.

“I felt it the most when playing against Inverness here.

“There’s always something special about your first league game of the season. That excitement of anticipating how the season is going to be; that first game is very important.

“When we walked out for the warm-up there was no-one there, but it hit me in the middle of the second half.

“It hit me quite a lot, really. For an hour in a game, your emotions can look after the game and you’re on autopilot and you focus on purely the game and who you are playing against. But there’ll be a moment later in the game when you realise there’s something missing. It’ll be a voice, or the voices, behind you, and that’s the crowd driving you on.

“I’d love fans to be there, I really would. I enjoy having them right behind me.”