Venus on Vacation not at the Vatican
This was a mural commissioned by Methodist Housing Ltd. A lovely organisation that helped me considerably in the 90s. They commissioned it to go in the Market Street Area of Birkenhead. It was originally only there for a while to cover building works. It is still now in Market Street on the side of a building, and is visible from the bottom of the street from the Argyle Street end. I tried for something a little snazzy, with a classical theme. Basically I copied the beautiful Venus and put in a lovely view of the River Mersey Ferries and all. It's done in acrylics and is approximately six foot high by nine foot wide. Or in modernise 2 x 3 metres. Something like this would cost you depending on materials around the £1000 mark. It takes roughly 4 weeks to paint plus there are many different factors to take into consideration, who supplies the materials, where it is to be situated. Is it on a wall or on firesafe boards. I am happy to supply estimates and quotes.
What a job working for crinkly bottom!
This is a Knight which we added free of charge to a big job we received from Park Hampers in the 90s. We were given basically a 40ft trailer and a tiny sketch and told to get on with it. It was a Park Hampers display trailer for the much doomed Crinkly bottom. I do hope that Noels success rubs off on me and art and stuff. A fraction of it would do I'm not greedy!! No have a look at the work it was an interesting project and did wonders for my confidence in handling a job any size if not wonders for my bank balance. Ne're mind eh?? The pictures below this one are some of the finished project and one of the bit of a sketch we got given to work from. It taught me not to under price jobs though, folk don't realise the huge amounts of work and time and materials something like this takes from start to finish.