2326. Fern Street

This is the third of the Seven Saints of St Paul’s pieces by Michele Curtis and Paintsmiths that I have posted, and it is a real stunner. I love these pictures, because the light and sky are perfect, bringing out the best in the artwork.

Michele Curtis and Paintsmiths, Fern Road, Bristol, July 2019
Michele Curtis and Paintsmiths, Fern Road, Bristol, July 2019

This ‘saint’ is Barbara Dettering, who was one of the co-founders of the St Paul’s Carnival (along with the other six ‘saints’) and who fought for the rights for people from the Afro-Caribbean community in Bristol.

Michele Curtis and Paintsmiths, Fern Road, Bristol, July 2019
Michele Curtis and Paintsmiths, Fern Road, Bristol, July 2019

Michele Curtis and the Paintsmiths have once again pulled a rabbit out of a hat with this one. It is an exquisite mural and one that is such a classy way to recognise and pay tribute to local heroes. Not only is the portrait beautifully painted, but the flowers and exotic bird balance the piece perfectly. I love this.