My name is Tony Fitz and i am an artist local to Belmont Circle.
The Belmont Trail underpass was painted in 2012 in order to encourage more people to cycle and walk the route and that they will feel safer when doing this.
As a local who passes through very often i have noticed the spot has become run down once more. I would like to rectify this and bring the area back to life.
Harrow council have kindly given me permission to rejuvenate this spot with a fresh lick of paint. They will also donate half of the material costs once the crowdfunder closes. The idea is to highlight Belmont trails current use while tying it back into its interesting history of the Stanmore branch train line. On top of this we will be incorporating ideas from the current pupils of my former primary School St. Josephs, which is right next door.
I recently visited the school and ran a small workshop with the children. The workshop went through Graffiti lettering basics and we finished the workshop with the children giving their suggestions for the underpass artwork.
The basic layout of the artwork i intend to paint is highlighted in the sketch attached.
As i live locally i will maintain the site for the foreseeable future, not allowing the site to stagnate and fixing any damage which may occur, which was one of the main issues the old artwork faced.
The costs breakdown as following-
£100 will be used to buy materials to clean and prime the walls.
£150 will be used to purchase paints to create and maintain the mural.
Council donation after crowdfunder for protective coating £250