Vanessa Carlton has been taken by surprise by her grandfather - because she only recently realised a painting he gave her features nude women.

The ALAN J LEE picture features three women in various states of undress and takes pride of place in singer Carlton's living room.

But she's only just realised its tones aren't as innocent as she'd initially assumed.

She says, "I've been looking at this painting since I was a little girl. When I was young I didn't think it was all that sexual - just a group of beautiful ladies with pretty colours.

"But now I look at it as an adult, and I'm like, 'Grandpa! Wow!'"