Michelle Graham

Portfolio: Freelance Artist

2012 Projects-Job history

Derwent Foreshore Project

Public art Installation project:: Lottery funded

The National trust commisioned ceramic artist Penny Hampson to design a large scale mural for the Keswick Subway, connecting to the Derwent Foreshore.

Coloured porcelain tiles cut by water jet. Surface treated with transparent glaze, sandblasting, screen printing and decals.

16 m x 2 m

Hired by Penny Hampson as a freelance artist to help with her mural and work alongside year 10 pupils form Keswick School.

Keswick subway given facelift


A subway in Keswick has been given a facelift thanks to local children.

For years it has been covered with graffiti, but now the subway leading to Derwentwater has had a special makeover.

Eric Robson, Chairman of Cumbria Tourism said:

"We have a whole range of feisty communities all with a sense of place.

This is a marvellous example of localism in action. It couldn't be better."

– Eric Robson

The mural displays the foreshore and its plant and animal life.

The Mayor of Keswick said it was "a fitting tribute" as a gateway to the foreshore.

He added:

"It really shows what Keswick has to offer."

– Mayor of Keswick

Students from Keswick School designed leaves, fish and ducks for the mural.

Border News, ITV: wed 27th June, 2012