On The Wall

On My Wall


Claire Smith

I’m in lockdown with my 84 year old mum who had a stroke 5 weeks ago (she’s doing brilliant), she’s living in her little spare room looking out at her 97year old neighbours blank pebbledash garage, so I decided, as artists do, I’d like to paint a mural on that wall to remember our time here together in isolation.

After asking permission, her neighbour kept asking if I had started it. So, I thought well I have got to do this now for him and for my mum.

I have not painted a mural in 16 years and never on pebbledash and suffering chronic pain myself, I thought what the heck - so I started last week.

Now finished and I am in total agony, but I enjoyed it and mum loves it.

Claire Smith Artist on Instagram