A Wolverhampton artist who has spruced up a key gateway into the city will be putting the finishing touches to his impressive design over the next few days.

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Wolverhampton born and bred professional illustrator, street artist and muralist Phil Lynch, has produced a mural using spray paint to cover the entire length of the hoardings situated between the railway station and the bus station.

The Tettenhall based artist, also known as Mr Tronix, has collaborated with several other artists throughout the course of the project who have added their own designs, enhancing the visual experience of the 700ft mural which has been created under the theme of regeneration and growth.

Councillor Peter Bilson, Cabinet Member for Economic Regeneration and Prosperity at Wolverhampton City Council, thanked Phil for his valuable contribution to the city and for the time and effort he has put into the project, and added: "Phil has created a tremendous piece of artwork for visitors to Wolverhampton to enjoy.

"It is probably the largest piece of artwork the city centre has ever seen and it has generated very positive feedback from people of all ages.

"Phil's work has bought a new sense of energy to the site which is bounded by hoardings whilst the council actively explores the speculative delivery of new offices, retail and leisure floor space".

Phil Lynch, the artist who created the mural, said: "It was good to be involved in a ground breaking project, and to get the opportunity to paint a space like that in my home town.

"I hope this project will pave the way for more public art of this kind around the city in the future."

  • released: Thursday 1 August, 2013