Queens Hotel Mural, St. Ives

I was asked to produce a mural for the Queens Hotel in St. Ives, to go in a very awkward space on their stairs and landing, leading to the hotel rooms.

The idea was to produce a landscape view of the town, depicting the roof tops of St. Ives and out across the bay to Gwithian and Godrevy Lighthouse.

Due to the nature of the space, it became very precarious standing on ladders on the stairs, and ladders on a slopped part of the stairway so that i could paint right up to the ceiling!

There were also lots of guests from the hotel at the time, passing me on the stairs, as they made their way in and out of their rooms during their stay!

Here is a process showing progression from start to finish.

Drawn out in pencil and pen, painted with acrylic paints and Posca pens.


All the ladders

Drawing out the design

Freestyling from a photo

Precarious paint pots

Colour work

Precarious painting

St. Ives roof tops

St. Ives roof tops

Always a great feeling when you sign off on a job

Finished mural