This is a recent mural that was comissioned by The Deltic Preservation Society. They are based a short walk from my studio, which has to make it the nearest project I’ve ever undertaken. The mural was based on a scene from Kings Cross Train Station in London, and had to show Deltic Trains on platforms behind the actual cab.
The project had a few challenges that had to be overcome. The mural had to be seen from a distance to provide a ‘backdrop’ to the restored Deltic cab. It also had to work visually as you approached the cab and also as you walked alongside it, at which point you are right next to it. There’s no ‘correct’ way to do this (each perspective viewpoint, negates the other) so I combined them and broke a few rules. The real challenge is to make it appear that no rules are broken. There was a tight time restraint too, which I quite enjoy. Necessity being the mother of invention, it clears the mind a bit and can lead to a succint solution. Both the client and I were very happy with the result.