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Artists paint mural for NHS and key workers on garage shutters

Graffiti artist's colourful thank you

30 April, 2020 — By Dan Carrier

Jane Fletcher with new artwork

A STUNNING piece of artwork has appeared on a garage service station in Gospel Oak – thanking NHS staff and key workers.

The piece, by artists Jane Fletcher and Ben Martin, was completed this week on what were previously grey shutters on a Kwik Fit outlet.

Ms Fletcher, who lives opposite the garage on Gordon House Road, told the New Journal: “I live opposite and would look across and think it would be nice to do something there. It is on a route people use to go to the Royal Free, and buses that go to the Whittington. You see ambulances coming along Gordon House Road all the time, so I thought this would work really well.”

Ms Fletcher has a background in street art and graffiti, and in her usual line of work she completes murals for public buildings and venues, holds spray paint workshops, and appears at events and festivals.

She added: “www.bit.ly/NHS_TLP. Not all children got to libraries and galleries.”

Ms Fletcher, a member of the esteemed all-female graffiti team, Girls On Top, had plenty of paint left after the Covid-19 outbreak stopped her work, so she approached Kwik Fit to see if they would like their forecourt brightening up.

And the garage’s mechanics have been inspired by the pieces – they are now asking children from the area to bring in their artwork to brighten up its interior.

The graffiti includes an address to donate funds to an NHS charity that tackles mental health issues.

To donate, visit www.bit.ly/NHS_TLP

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