The UK’s extraordinary marine life is being celebrated with the unveiling of a colossal mural of a cuttlefish to mark the start of National Marine Week, which runs from Saturday July 29th to Sunday 13th August.
The outdoor painting by the artist ATM will decorate a Portsmouth City Museum building, creating a new landmark in the city, and adding to its rich street art offering. Artist ATM is well known for his striking wildlife street art, particularly birds. This is his first marine portrait, which shows a characterful cuttlefish; an arm wrapped around a drainpipe, on a wall donated for the artwork by Portsmouth City Council. The picture will take three days to paint, freehand, from a 2.5 m tall tower scaffold.