Bright new artwork adorns Mistley station

Thursday, 14 May 2015

New artwork is adorning an Essex rail station following a visit from an abstract artist.

Abellio Greater Anglia’s Mistley station shelter now bears a striking tree design, which is the handiwork of artist Clive Wakeford, who specialises in public environmental artwork and installations.

The work took three days to complete and the colours were chosen by Petrina Murphy, area customer services manager for Tendring, and Rebecca Richardson, partnerships manager.

Clive, who is based in Colchester, is also working with a mental health group to produce more artwork which will be displayed along the sunshine coast line, which runs to Clacton-on-Sea.

Petrina Murphy, Area Customer Services Manager for the Tendring area, said: “We are pleased with the finished work and have received a lot of positive feedback from passengers and staff. The new mural has brightened the station and we look forward to introducing more of Clive’s work across our network.”

Jayne Sumner, Rail Engagement Manager at Essex County Council, said: “The mural is bright and bold and we are pleased at how well it has been received. We hope to carry out more work like this along our lines.”