Completed in summer 2019, the mural depicts an underwater scene with tropical fish and playful seals. It is likely that these species would never inhabit the same waters, but the fish were added to add spots of colour and in any case, there are 2 mermaids, so it was never going to be an accurate scene. The purpose of the mural was to add a bit of colour and fun to the area of the sun loungers and outdoor hot tub of the Hotel's spa. Thornton Hall Hotel is located in Thornton Hough on the Wirral.
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Painted by Paul Curtis for Lost Soles clothing company, a mural depicting Liverpool City including many of Liverpool's famous architectural wonders, including The Royal Liver Buildings, St George's Hall, St John's Beacon, the Museum of Liverpool, the Port of Liverpool Building, the Royal Albert Docks and the Superlambanana. The mural is half monochrome, half bold colour style, a bit of a trademark style of Paul's. The buildings are slightly simplified to increase the boldness of the lines and shadows. Lost Soles is an independent menswear clothing range that specialises in casual styles, highly popular with football fans. Their flagship store is located on Liverpool's Royal Albert Dock, which is where you will find this mural.
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Paul's most recent mural is a street art tribute to the most famous race horse in the world, Red Rum. This time lapse and footage records Liverpool artist, Paul Curtis, painting a huge mural in honour of the legendary horse. The mural is 15 metres tall and 20 metres wide (300 square metres) - the biggest Paul has painted to date. It was commissioned by The Sefton Borough of Culture Committee in March 2020. The mural is located at Marine Drive in Southport, Merseyside. Red Rum will forever be tightly linked to Southport as it was here that he was stabled. Trainer, Ginger McCain, would put Rummy through his paces by taking him for a gallop along Southport Beach. It is this regular sight during the 1970's that I have tried to capture. Red Rum is galloping towards the viewer, right at the water's edge, with the spray and froth from the sea exploding in his wake. Red Rum is the most successful Grand National horse ever. He holds the record for the most wins (three, 1973, 1974, and 1977) and runner up twice (1975 and 1976).
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