By Mike | 30th October 2009

Artist in Bolton launches Cool Canvas project for local community

Artist in Bolton launches Cool Canvas project for local community


Artist Oliver Wotherspoon has been sponsored by a major paint company after they heard of his innovative Cool Canvas project in his local community.

The artist, based in Bolton, creates works of art for community buildings such as schools, housing schemes and parks. He says that his canvases reduce vandalism, provide a sense of security for elderly people in the area and inspire young people to be more creative.

After hearing about the Cool Canvases project, Fraser Kirkwood, the managing director of international acrylic paint firm Chroma paints, pledged to provide free paint for Wotherspoon’s project.

Kirkwood explained that he was attracted to the fact that Oliver’s project was artistic but also gave something back to the community. He explained, “Oliver’s projects are excellent and artistically valid. His projects are a bit different. The sentiments behind it, and the way Oliver carries out the projects, are very good.”

The Cool Canvas project has also won a Community Award in the Bolton and Bury Business Awards this year.

Canvas prints are a delightful way to smarten and brighten up any space, including schools, offices and community centres. Simply upload your required image to a canvas printing website and wait for the hard-wearing but highly decorative canvas to arrive in the post.


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