Painted during the ‘THIS CLASS WORKS’ exhibition in the summer of 2018 Muriel, located in Sheffield's town centre and overlooking the Carver Street carpark, adorns the side of the Art House who helped make her a possibility.
Completed in one, very hot day the character Muriel smiles down on passersbys, surrounded by a warm pink, which references Pete’s original painting shown at the 'THIS CLASS WORKS' exhibition. Typical of the artist, Pete often writes accompanying text for his paintings.
'She’s never seen without her trolley or searching for that bargain. She has standards, though. It may be cheap but the stitching’s got to be right. She doesn’t mind a bit o’ fat but she doesn’t want it all gristle. Those neighbours have got new curtains but she knows where they could have got ’em cheaper. A tail-end of a bit of finny will do the job just nicely – no bones to worry about. That new shop’s just opened – I hear you can get stuff for just a pound. But first, I’ll pop into Heart Foundation and see if they’ve got a nice table lamp.
Bus is late again …’ - Pete McKee
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