of a Land of Sweets
This mural was painted in a house near Hereford . The mural
is in the bedroom of two young girls; they wished to brighten up
their room in a new house, and came up with the idea of a land
of sweets - where nearly everything in the landscape would be
made of sweets, from candyfloss clouds, to gingerbread men, to ice
cream trees and a house made of sweets.
And then finished off with three fairies in the foreground of the
mural, because no little girls' bedroom is complete without fairies.
The mural had to be completed in one week from agreement
of the brief to finishing the mural, before the family moved in
to their new house. Everything was painted freehand and, apart from
sketching in the main items in pencil, were painted directly onto
the wall as I went along. This commission involved the purchase
and consumption of large quantities of sweets!
The mural was painted in acrylics and emulsion and measures
about 14 feet wide (including the tree on the adjacent wall) by
9 feet high.