October 27, 2016
Artist gives bus shelter near Burnham-On-Sea a colourful new look!

A bus shelter near Burnham-On-Sea has been transformed into a colourful piece of art.

Berrow artist Malcolm Dormer has decorated the building in Berrow's Coast Road, as pictured here, basing it on one of his paintings of Burnham-On-Sea beach.

He was commisioned to undertake the work by Berrow Parish Council, which is his second bus shelter in the village.

Malcolm told "Tourists and residents love the shelter - my design is unique and I'm getting a lot of positive feedback. My artwork is a great way to transform what would be a plain grey bus shelter."

"My latest design is based on my painting called 'The Grockles are Gone' which I completed three years ago - it's a colourful scene with deckchairs on the beach, Burnham-On-Sea lighthouse, and the sand dunes behind."

He added: "Painting on a building is very different to a canvas - the stone is crumbly and doesn't absorb the pain in the same way."

Malcolm also painted another Berrow bus shelter with an amusing giraffe theme, called Giraffic Park, that we featured here in 2011.

A third bus shelter is due to be painted by Malcolm in the village over the next few months.

Two of his art canvas paintings - which have been on show at Burnham's Princess Theatre this month - are hung in Berrow village hall, featuring a compendium of Berrow scenes.


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