PAUL CURTIS STREET ART AND MURALS
Click on the images to link to the dedicated page for each mural (well, some but not all)
The Widnes MarCat Mural
Widnes Market, Widnes
Charlie Landsborough Mural
Birkenhead North Station, Birkenhead
Paul started painting street art and murals in 2017. Having never planned on becoming an artist, he was starting from scratch with zero experience and at the base of a very steep learning curve. To begin with, the murals were quite small scale: children’s bedrooms, small restaurants etc. Painting “For all Liverpool’s Liver Birds” was obviously a turning point. Paul started to receive commissions for larger and larger pieces.
Each mural, and in particular, each piece of street art, has its own unique challenges. The big difference between traditional artwork and street art is essentially the canvas. In traditional artwork, the artist selects what he/she wants to paint and selects a canvas to suit the idea. In street art, the wall is the canvas and therefore the wall dictates the artwork to a certain extent.
As time has progressed, the standard of his work has naturally improved. The size of the murals has also increased so much so that in 2021, Paul painted the largest mural ever painted by a single artist in Great Britain: “Ainsley & Dale, the Ainsdale Sand Lizards”
When I began painting, I started with all sorts of projects, just looking for any commissions to help me survive. After a while, I began to recognise that street art and large-scale works is the work I most enjoy. For me, it is a real labour of love, transforming a large unloved wall into a colourful, bright artwork that is free for the public to enjoy and hopefully brightens their day for a minute or two.
Paul’s murals have had a massive effect on the Merseyside region. He has painted over 200 pieces and they are now a real draw for locals and tourists alike. If you wish to find out where the murals are, use this link for a map of his public works.