The outdoor painting will create a landmark in the historic seaside city of Portsmouth.
Artist ATM, who is creating the mural, is already well known for his striking wildlife street art, particularly birds. This is his first marine portrait, which will show a characterful cuttlefish on a wall donated for the artwork by Portsmouth City Council. The picture will take three days to paint, freehand, from a tall tower scaffold.
Aiming to highlight the exotic and unusual creatures found close to our coasts ATM says:
“Cuttlefish are masters of disguise, changing colour and skin patterns.
As an artist I find them fascinating, they’re like living palettes of colour, and show that the waters around our coast are teeming with life as extraordinary as any found in tropical seas.”