Murals

Always told off for drawing on walls? Not anymore! I really enjoy painting Murals because I can work so freely without being constrained by the edge of a page.

Toucans are the latest addition to a work in progress: It started with a sunset and palm trees, we later decided to add the Toucans to bring it all to life, and I will be going back to work on the butterflies and flowers. So far it has taken about a week.

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Decorating this playroom was it was amazing to have so much space to play with, and to experiment with perspective on the coombed ceiling: The hot air balloons move as you walk past them! There is a lot of gold detail (hard to see in these pictures) and I found some lovely pearly paint, for the balloons, which catches the sunlight at different times of day. I was working on this room for 3 weeks, but, as always, could have spent longer.

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This is a bespoke piece of art before it was installed. I worked on it for a further couple of days in situ’ to settle it in to the surroundings.

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Let loose on my niece’s bedroom wall with the remit ‘clouds & mountains’…. I may have got a bit carried away! Painting the edge of the white ceiling, and walls, to look as if they had been pulled back created a soft edge between the parts of the room. I painted a small round window looking out on the moon & stars at the other end of the room. It took at least 10 days in all.

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This stairwell cherry tree was painted in memory of a lovely little girl called Hana.

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The brief here was to paint a Medieval Banquet onto a pair of window shutters – I could have gone on adding details for weeks.

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The request was for all year round colour on a garden wall. I raised it up the wall so that pots could be clustered beneath.

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Boats breaking their transatlantic voyage in the Azores traditionally leave their mark (and crew list) on the sea wall of the pier. This was my first outdoor mural and I had a limited choice in paints or brushes which probably helped keep it clean and bold.

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