This year is continuing as 2014 finished, with plenty of mural work to do. I have found myself being commissioned by a Birmingham school to design and paint all kinds of mural paintings.
Already completed are a "Gifted and Talented" staircase mural, including images of Stephen Hawking, a supersized Cristiano Ronaldo, several historical figures having a fantastical meeting (Cleopatra, Gandhi, Elizabeth 1st, Martin Luther King, Shakespeare, Florence Nightingale) - which all sounds slightly bonkers, but worked out very well.
I've also produced an art gallery in one school corridor with pretty good appropriations of Vincent Van Gogh, Leonardo da Vinci, Salvador Dali, Claude Monet, Frida Kahlo, Andy Warhol, Henri Matisse and Gustav Klimt. I am still to make some gold leaf frames for a lot of these paintings!
Projects currently underway are murals for a "Reflection Area" where children can air their experiences and concerns to support staff, a corridor devoted to the idea of an Egyptian Museum with hieroglyphics, figure paintings and some display boxes for Egyptian artefacts. I will also be starting an historical timeline in a corridor very soon!