Six foot original Shrewsbury skyline at Shrewsbury College’s new restaurant

A 20-year-old Shrewsbury College Painting & Decorating Apprentice has been showcasing her talents by painting a six- foot silhouette mural of some of Shrewsbury’s most recognisable landmarks.

The mural, which was designed by the College’s marketing department, has been painted directly onto the feature wall in the College’s brand new commercial restaurant, Origins.

The design was projected onto the wall and sketched out by apprentice Katie Powell, aged 20, who then expertly painted in on and filled it in.

Katie from Shrewsbury said: ‘’I really enjoyed my course at the College and I received a lot of support from my tutors. Doing an apprenticeship at the College after my course has given me the chance to put my skills into practise.

‘’As an apprentice it is great to be given the opportunity to work on large and creative  Which give me the chance to really test my skills I was really happy to be asked to paint the restaurants focus wall and am proud of how it has turned out.’’

Restaurant manager Ted Coxon said: “The idea was to design a silhouette skyline, depicting the major places from around the town to link in with the restaurant’s Darwin-inspired name.  I am really happy with how it has turned out and think it’s a striking piece of art. Katie has done a fantastic job.”

Dean Howe, Estates Supervisor at the College, said: ‘’As well as working for the Estates team Katie is currently studying at the College and is progressing well with her course.

We are very proud of the work both of our Apprentices produce, but, Katie has a particular talent for this type of work and has completed several similar pieces throughout the college, which have all been very well received.

“The Origins restaurant and training facility is a great example of the combined hard work of both staff and students.‘’

The mural is being created in time for the joint opening of Origins and HEART of ENGLAND fine foods’ The TASTE Kitchen on January 31.

For more information about the Painting & Decorating Courses, Apprenticeships, or Origins Restaurant please call 01743 342342

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