29 March 2011

We are well on the way with the design for the illustrated mural to be sited in the brand new Women and Children’s Centre at King’s Mill Hospital. The project brief stated that the design needed to be attractive for children and young people and at the same time acknowledge the generosity of the local community and the achievements of the Charitable Appeals Trust.

Our concept is to use hot air balloons as a ‘vehicle’ to carry photographs representing some of the most noteworthy fundraising achievements. Trailing from each photo will be a banner giving a brief description of the event. The main mural title will feature on the basket of the large centre balloon, the basket full of excited, smiling children.

I totally adore working on projects like this, and am now onto the next stage of illustrating the country landscape. As requested by the client I have included ‘The Major Oak’ of Sherwood Forest (the large tree on the left). This is reported to be the most famous living tree in the world that according to local legend once used to shelter Robin Hood and his band of merry men. I have also been asked to include some small animals and birds into the landscape.


28 March 2011

We ere contacted via email the other day by Andrew Birkitt, Exhibitions Officer and a Founder Member of the Gainsborough and District Heritage Association.

“I understand that your team were responsible for the mural in the John Coupland Hospital in Gainsborough that we were involved in the research of, and I was wondering if you had any interesting photos of the mural that we could use on our fanpage. In the meantime I would like to add my own congratulations on the finished result, it is something I have admired on several occasions.”

The following link takes you through to the feature.


28 March 2011

We worked alongside The League of Friends of the Stead Hospital throughout this project and their response has been enthusiastic at all times. When we are given a free reign (as we are very lucky to be able to do on most projects), we are able to really push the boundaries to complete a project that is immensely satisfying to ourselves and to all those involved.  We are extremely pleased with the finished mural with its laser cut stainless steel frame, and to receive the following letter just adds to our sense of pride that we have achieved the best job possible.

“Dear Karen and Tony

Peter and I called in Redcar Hospital today to view the completed artwork. We were very impressed; we think you’ve done a fantastic job. I’m sure all our members will be happy with it. It’s been lovely meeting you both and thanks for the wonderful mural; you are very talented. Look forward to seeing you at the unveiling.”

Joan Elders, Chairman of The League of Friends of the Stead Hospital, Redcar