News

A SNEAK PREVIEW

24 February 2012

Received a load of photos yesterday from Praxis, the printers who are producing the Yarm mural as a banner for the new Medical Centre.

Thanks for the photos, it looks fantastic! Can’t wait to see it installed.

YARM RESEARCH AND SCANNING

15 February 2012

Here I am (Karen) photographed while contemplating an image just scanned in from the archives in Yarm Town Hall.

We both spent an enjoyable day in Yarm; it’s lovely to get out and about. On our research days, Tony and myself work together to achieve the best results in the shortest possible timescale. Tony photographs 3D objects like shields, trophies, medals, etc., and also helps to take apart framed images so that I can scan them at a high resolution. All images are replaced carefully back into their frames, we take along plenty of tape, a small hammer and a tin of tacks specially for the job!

ILLUSTRATED TOWNSCAPE FOR OUR LATEST MURAL

7 February 2012

I’m just about to start on the final artwork for a large portrait mural that will adorn the entrance of a new Medical Centre being constructed at this very moment in the small town of Yarm in Cleveland.

Dr Neil Reynolds of Yarm Medical Centre expressed his delight in the beauty of his home-town, wishing to display the history of the town as an artwork in the new medical centre. Tony set off for his first meeting armed with notepad and camera and returned later armed with plenty of photos and an initial brief. Unfortunately a photograph would not be able to do justice to the town’s beauty due to all the additions of any modern street scene: bus shelters, parked vehicles, gaudy shop posters. With utter joy I realised I could put my illustrative skills to perfect use! Our concept was to create a modern version of the old 1930s travel posters, using bright colours and dramatic shadows, as shown in detail below.

I had already illustrated half the townscape when Tony returned to Yarm a few weeks later, with me in tow. I needed a few more photos of the town to check what one or two of the buildings really looked like behind that parked van. With Dr Reynolds guidance of what he wished to include, we spent the rest of the day inside Yarm Town Hall researching and scanning historic information, ready to put together a brief history of the town that would accompany the illustration.

SKY FULL OF HOT AIR BALLOONS IS FEATURED ON BBH WEBSITE

3 February 2012

Due to a sudden rush of work, only just noticed our project unveiled in November was featured in the newly designed Building Better Healthcare website. Much of our work is published on this website. Thanks go to Jo Makosinski, Editor at BBH, for publicising our work without us even realising!

The following link takes you through to the feature.

http://www.buildingbetterhealthcare.co.uk/news/article_page/Hospital_arts_Kings_Mill_Hospital_unveils_childrens_centre_murals/71054