Animal magic! Fran transforms Telford bus shelter with wildlife mural

A passionate painter is in the process of decorating a Telford bus shelter with beautiful animal art.

Fran O'Boyle, from Shrewsbury, who has painted public murals as far afield as Ireland and southern Spain, was commissioned by the Friends of Ketley Paddock Mound to spruce up a bus shelter near the mound.

Fran said: "They had seen some of the other murals I have done in Shrewsbury and they asked me if I would decorate the bus shelter.

"I was pretty pleased to be asked, and it's nice to be recognised for work I've done before.

"It is based on the wildlife of the area."

Fran O'Boyle at work

The lifelong artist did his own sketches of various animals, and is now in the process of transposing his work onto the bus shelter.

Fran has been setting up at 8.30am when there is enough light to paint, and only packing up at about 3pm when the sun starts to dip.

He estimates the mural will be completed late next week.

Fran previously painted a 24-metre-long mural at the Ketley Community Centre, a stone's throw from the bus shelter.

He has been a professional mural painter for three years, doing work for various business and community groups in Shrewsbury and Telford.

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