27th June 2017
Level 2 Art & Design student, David Law (formerly of Joseph Rowntree School), made a lasting impression whilst on his work placement at Hotel Indigo in York, by creating a large scale mural for the enjoyment of hotel guests and visitors.
David said: “I decided to take on this placement as I had never attempted such a large-scale painting before and I wanted to challenge myself and find out what I’m capable of. Also, street art and mural painting are subjects that I am very interested in and, as the project involved materials and processes I have experience using, naturally, I was excited.
“Firstly, I researched into York’s history, culture and legendary characters. I then spent several days taking photos and gathering inspiration for elements to include in my mural design. I had to create sketches and a mock-up of the final design, calculate the cost and quantities of the materials I required, with the overall mural taking one month to complete.
“I have learnt many new skills from this experience such as dealing with clients on a professional level, painting using different materials and the processes and techniques involved in creating a mural painting. In the future, I aim to establish myself as a professional working artist with my own art studio as well as working as a professional tattoo artist. I would really like to do more mural painting and street art as I have really enjoyed my experience and found that it’s something I am very capable of.”
Mike Sweeting, General Manager at Hotel Indigo said: “Once I saw David’s work it stood out and was absolutely what we needed. It is obvious David was pleased with his planning and preparation of the project and managed to create such a stunning piece of work.”