Oxford Street 1987

Oxford Street 1987

Fairest Isle mural, Oxford Street, London, UK.

Middlesbrough 1988

Middlesbrough 1988

1988 History of Middlesborough mural, Middlesborough, UK.

Middlesbrough mural 1988

Middlesbrough mural 1988

Two part mural, each section 60 feet by 8 feet. History of Middlesborough mural, Middlesborough, UK.

Middlesbrough mural 1988

Middlesbrough mural 1988

Second part of mural. 60 feet by 8 feet. History of Middlesborough mural, Middlesborough, UK.

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1988 History of Middlesborough mural, Middlesborough, UK.

Detail

Detail

1988 History of Middlesborough mural, Middlesborough, UK.

Sheffield mural

Sheffield mural

1988 History of Sheffield, Fargate, Sheffield, UK.

History of Sheffield

History of Sheffield

Fargate, 72 feet long and 8 feet high. 1988 History of Sheffield, Fargate, Sheffield, UK.

High Street Kensington Mural 1990

High Street Kensington Mural 1990

1990 Griffin mural, High Street Kensington, London, UK.

High Street Kensington Mural, 1990

High Street Kensington Mural, 1990

1990 Griffin mural, High Street Kensington, London, UK. Detail

Barkingside 1989

Barkingside 1989

1990 The 4 shoppers mural, Barkingside, London, UK.

Jersey Mural, 1991

Jersey Mural, 1991

1991 Battle of flowers mural, Royal Square, St Helier, Jersey, UK.

Battle of Flowers, Jersey, 1991

Battle of Flowers, Jersey, 1991

41 by 8 feet, plus small section 16 by 8 feet. 1991 Battle of flowers mural, Royal Square, St Helier, Jersey, UK.

Battle of Flowers, Jersey, 1991

Battle of Flowers, Jersey, 1991

1991 Battle of flowers mural, Royal Square, St Helier, Jersey, UK.

Detail of Jersey Mural, 1991

Detail of Jersey Mural, 1991

1991 Battle of flowers mural, Royal Square, St Helier, Jersey, UK.

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1991 Battle of flowers mural, Royal Square, St Helier, Jersey, UK.

Blackpool Mural 1990

Blackpool Mural 1990

1990 100 stars mural, Blackpool, UK.

History of Blackpool Mural

History of Blackpool Mural

1990 100 stars mural, Blackpool, UK.

Detail of Oxford Street, 1990

Detail of Oxford Street, 1990

1990 Bank managers have wings mural, Oxford Street, London, UK.

Detail of Oxford Street, 1990

Detail of Oxford Street, 1990

1990 Bank managers have wings mural, Oxford Street, London, UK.

Detail of Oxford Street, 1990

Detail of Oxford Street, 1990

1990 Bank managers have wings mural, Oxford Street, London, UK.

Sherlock Holmes, Baker Street, 1990

Sherlock Holmes, Baker Street, 1990

1990 Sherlock Holmes mural, Baker Street, London, UK.

Baker Street, 1990

Baker Street, 1990

1990 Sherlock Holmes mural, Baker Street, London, UK.

Midland Bank Murals 1988 - 91

 

I was working as an illustrator in London, when in 1988 I recieved a commission from Finch RS, because of the black and white illustrations I had completed for NME, to do do a temporary hoarding mural in Oxford Street for Midland Bank, who were opening a new type of user friendly bank. But I had to complete it in two weeks. I had never painted at this scale before. I had never painted outside in a public setting. The Bank, through Bob Pearson, commissioned me to do a further 10 murals around the UK in Baker Street, High Street Kensington, Barkingside and a further one in Oxford Street. Other murals were in Middlesborough, Jersey, Blackpool, Sheffield and Slough.

The murals averaged in length between 70 to 200 feet long and were usually completed within a month.

The first mural I completed with Fiona Small (we called ourselves Small and Crummy) and assisted by Richard Barnett. Further assistants in future murals were Caroline Norman and Elinor Stiener.

 

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