Faraway Planet

This mural is in Great Ormond Street Hospital for children in London.It measures 8mx2.5m. They wanted a space mural to go behind the space shuttle model they have which children can play in and press buttons.

I chose to paint a mural of an alien planet rather than space, which meant because it was a public building that none of the aliens could be borrowed from other sources without copyright infringement. I spent a month devising an alien world with completely original flora and fauna before painting the mural. This was also painted over a month in a studio on canvas rather than directly on the wall as they could not have the disruption in the X ray waiting room. The hospital is a charity so I painted the mural for no cost.