Penrith town centre took on a bit of extra colour this month when Cumbrian artist Claire Cooper from Urbanemurals brought her skills to Angel Square.
The Kendal-based artist has created a beautiful mural on two walls at the entrance to the square showcasing the businesses within.
Artist Claire Cooper said: “I was painting a mural for Kendal Civic Society when Melanie Barnes-Batty who works for the owners of Angel Square, The Shires, saw me working and took my details; things just snowballed from there.
“It's been lovely working in the Square, the passers-by have been really encouraging and only a few said to me "you've missed a bit... you should have gone to Specsavers."
The murals are a permanent addition to the town centre and have been well received by customers and businesses alike who welcome the novel approach to advertising.
Alan Reading from J&J Graham said: “We like the Angel Square murals, it’s nice to see something done the ‘old fashioned way’ by a skillful hand! “They’re tastefully done, give good information and break up an otherwise boring wall.”
For more information about events in Penrith Town Centre, including Farmers Markets and upcoming festivals, like the new Facebook page at www.facebook.com/MarketsinCumbria
If you’d like to see more of Claire’s work you can find her on Facebook at www.facebook.com/pages/Urbanemurals