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Beatles fan creates giant mural to be placed in Liverpool

An artist who is obsessed with The Beatles has been commissioned to paint a huge image of his heroes to hang in the reception area of a major Liverpool office development.
Simon Crossley, 28, of Hopgrove, York, took two weeks to complete the mural, which will be moved to its new home in the European Capital of Culture next month.

Artist Simon Crossley with his painting of the Fab Four

The painting of the Fab Four was commissioned by Gazeley Ltd, one of the world’s leading industrial property developers, and will hang in the reception of its new office block in Liverpool.
Mr Crossley, an art and design graduate of York St John University, explained: “The gallery in Wakefield where I display some of my work approached me about this time last year.
“The owner buys my work and sells it on, and it was him who got me the commission.
“It’s great, because The Beatles are my favourite band, and it was good money and hopefully from this I should get more interest in my portfolio.
“Obviously because it’s Liverpool the client requested a painting of The Beatles and I came up with the idea of mixing two album covers – Beatles For Sale and Revolver.”
The former Tadcaster Grammar School pupil created the mural, entitled Love Is All, Love Is Everyone, using acrylic, and took two weeks to finish the job.
“I specialise in pop art at the moment, but in the new year I am going to do some landscapes of York,” he explained.
Mr Crossley’s talents also saw him appearing in The Press four years ago, when he produced a series of portraits of the world’s top 16 snooker players.
His works hung in the players’ area during the Travis Perkins UK Snooker Championship at The Barbican.
His latest work was on display earlier this month at the The Wall Gallery in Wakefield, but is now ready to head to its Liverpool home.

by Richard Catton

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

well i am also a big beatle fan. I just love them.

Tatiana said...

Beautiful mural!