Local artist Kevin Cantwell has been chosen to take charge of the next mural in the Paisley First Walls Series at Lady Lane.
Kevin’s design was judged to have met the brief for the wall at the side of the Co-op Funeralcare premises and perfectly encapsulated the spirit and tone that the wall owners were looking for.
The concept incorporates a tree with roots, the Paisley pattern and butterflies – all signifying birth and roots and re-birth, as well as a small marker to the slug in the bottle.
Meanwhile, another mural has already been completed in the town’s Lawn Street with a message from one of the town’s community groups taking centre stage.
Made in the Mill worked with Paisley based artist Duncan Wilson to create a design concept which raises awareness of mental health.
The group, an artists’ collective based in Mile End Mill Paisley and supported by the NHS, works with artists who use art and creativity as part of their recovery.
Artist Duncan Wilson, who completed the mural in just 10 days, said: “I always enjoy working outside on murals, it’s a great opportunity to talk to passers-by and local businesses about the project and to hear their positive feedback about how the mural’s developing.”
“I hope it also gives a voice to all the participants at Made in the Mill who took part in creating the design and that it conveys the message they wanted to share with Paisley.”
READ THE FULL STORY OF BOTH MURALS HERE