scott methven artist harry potter theme wall mural grassmarket

“The Original Diagon alley” wall mural

Another wall mural designed to brighten up a city street appeared near the “home of harry potter” in Candlemaker Row

The Harry Potter inspired work of art – which covers the gable end wall of Lackdhu on Candlemaker Row celebrates the magical area where JK Rowling penned and based some of her world famous harry potter books.

The wall had occasionally been a target for vandals, but it is hoped the new face lift will provide a welcome artistic addition to the infamous street, thought to be “The Original Diagonalley“* and not just because “JK’s window” is diagonally across the street!

The mural was commissioned by the owners at Lackdhu following  discussions with their local BID in a joint effort to brighten up the area. They sought an artistic creation on what they felt was just a huge blank canvas and they hoped the artwork could provide a lift to the area. The 6ft x 15ft mural has been welcomed in the community as they have received many positive comments.

Lackdhu Manager, Gary praised the new mural as “A fantastic, fabulous piece of art, more than we had hoped for.”

He said: “The wall is beautiful now. I’m amazed that after a year of planning it all seems to have come together in a week”

The detailed design & theme, which features various symbols linked to the history of the area and Harry Potter, is the brainchild of Edinburgh-based artist Scott Methven.

“Its been a few months planning with discussions and consultations with the Artist Scott Methven  but we now have a rather fantastic painting / wall mural on Candlemaker Row.”

If you appreciate the artwork there are also specially commissioned limited edition prints of the mural available…

The Artist: Scott Methven is an Edinburgh based artist and designer. Born in Perth, he moved to Edinburgh in 2009 to pursue his artistic studies and experimentation.

Working in predominantly Indian ink, oil pastel and ceramic paint, his works take from history, nature and his own surroundings to create multi layered, exploratory and often surreal works.

“We really must thank our BID, the City Council, residents and GRASS for all their support and advice…”

Garry Macdonald – Manager

*Jan Henderson – Local Author & Historian

Source: WALL MURAL | mapleartsframing

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