4758. Upfest 2022 (55)

Vanessa Scott, Upfest 22, Bristol, May 2022
Vanessa Scott, Upfest 22, Bristol, May 2022

I don’t recall ever going to this car park and finding it without a car parked in front of this long wall. Having said that, it is not a car park that I often frequent, and maybe I have simply been unlucky on each visit.

Vanessa Scott, Upfest 22, Bristol, May 2022
Vanessa Scott, Upfest 22, Bristol, May 2022

The long mural is by Vanessa Scott, who painted a memorable piece for Upfest in 2021 as part of the 75 walls in 75 days event, and it was great to be able to welcome her back this year with this calming water lilies piece.

Vanessa Scott, Upfest 22, Bristol, May 2022
Vanessa Scott, Upfest 22, Bristol, May 2022

The abstract design is perfect for this wall and rather grey car park environment, bringing a spot of colour and uplifting beauty to the streets. Vanessa Scott comes from Manchester and is a prolific muralist, whose work we don’t get to see too often here in the south.