Derek, the dodo
Commissioned by Shrewsbury BID, I painted a BT-Openreach Box in Shrewsbury.
The project brings together several local artists to paint a box each, and brighten up the town.
The boxes feature animals to link in with Charles Darwin, who was born and bred in Shrewsbury.
The box allocated to me is by the Wakeman College, next to the English Bridge and
the animal I chose to paint is a Dodo, to illustrate Darwin´s evolution theory.
See the process of the painting in my post – click here
TANYA. THE TURTLE
Once again, commissioned by Shrewsbury BID, I painted another BT-Openreach Box in Shrewsbury.
This box is in the centre of town, in Mardol Head, by the Darwin Gate.
The project brings together several local artists to brighten up the town
with the theme of animals to link in with Charles Darwin, who was born and bred in Shrewsbury.
For this box, I chose a turtle, as a perfect example of Darwin’s evolution theory. There are about 250 species of turtles: ranging from the tiny three-inch bog turtle of eastern North America to the seven-foot-long, one tone leatherback sea turtle of the Atlantic and Pacific oceans, showing how species adapt according to their environment.
As Darwin said: ‘The love for all living creatures is the most noble attribute of man.’
It is great to see that WWF (World Wildlife Fund) is now committed to stop the decline
in fives species of endangered sea turtles.
I was commissioned to design and paint a mural in the fantastic Mexican Restaurant Pequeño Burro,
located in the heart of the historic town of Shrewsbury.
To watch a speed video of this painting in my instagram click here