A blossoming bedroom...

Published on: 14th May 2021
By Sally Pinhey

A blossoming bedroom…


A 9ft botanical mural has been completed in four days by a Dorset artist.

Sally Pinhey from Upwey was tasked with turning a bland bedroom wall in Langton Herring into a work of art.

“The client wanted an arched spray of blossom facing the bed on a pale blue emulsion wall in a cerise colour,” explains Sally. “They were quite sure of what they wanted so I only had to understand and deliver, and fortunately the subject matter was right up my street.”  

Sally had not painted a mural for over 30 years but was “happy to return to the broader-brush”. It took her a day to source the blossom, which had to be off an old crab apple tree to get the length and required covering of lichens so that Sally could produce a preliminary design. 

Having gained approval Sally then sourced the paints, which were to be exactly the right colours in acrylic emulsions. “This proved trickier than anticipated,” reveals Sally. 

“From then on it was just three days of blissful work on the wall, amply supplied by cups of tea and occasional reminiscences from the delightful home-owner. As with all works of art it was hard to know exactly when it was finished, but somewhere between keeping the freshness and over-working it, I stopped,” she smiles.  

This project brought back happy memories of the time when Sally used to do a lot of murals. Her plan is now to do more but “hopefully in not quite such a private place”.

Sally Pinhey: 14th May 2021 11:10:00