Hemel Hempstead town centre has been lit up with a sea of colour after local artists created an ‘Everyone’s Welcome’ mural.
The hand-painted mural was revealed outside The Marlowes on August 20 and is packed with lots of references to the Hemel Hempstead community.
Located outside the North entrance to the centre, local artists Anna Schofield and Mark Tanti have created the unique hand drawn/painted mural.
The mural has been painted directly onto the hoarding with acrylic and spray paint to create a new feature in the town centre.
It aims to celebrate Hemel Hempstead and it’s wonderful, diverse community with references to local attractions and the history of the town alongside a number of key landmarks.
Visitors can expect to spot many of these focal points, including the Kodak Tower, the white Grade II listed cast iron bridge in Gadebridge Park, the steeple of St Mary’s Church plus a red kite, heron and swan.
Local artist, Anna Schofield, said: “As a resident of Hemel Hempstead for over 15 years, I was delighted to create a design which represented the local community, wildlife and landmarks.
“The mural depicts the cultural diversity in our town as seen in the large portrait designs. We hope our different art styles of street art and abstract bring joy to the people of Hemel.”
The other artist involved, Mark Tanti, said: “We’ve received some fantastic comments from the community already and I’m thrilled with the end result.”
Lavinia Douglass, marketing manager at The Marlowes, said: “The vibrant piece of art is already proving to be a real talking point amongst customers and passers by, with many iconic attractions and landmarks included.
“We hope the Hemel community enjoy the fantastic creativity – aiming to help celebrate what a wonderful and diverse community we have.”