“Lucy’s murals have brought life and colour into our coffee shop & restaurant. We and our customers absolutely loved having her here to paint in front of us, and Lucy really delivered the brief of reminding customers that they are in a garden centre. The first mural design was approved by us but after that we trusted Lucy to come up with the designs, and she went and found plants from the garden centre to study, before painting them on the walls. It was a pleasure to work with her!”
Hannah Powell, Perrywood Garden Centre
“In the Spring of 2016, two years after opening Church Street Tavern, we wanted to change a feature wall in the dining room which had a Afghan kilim hanging on it. My idea was to have something impactful that guests would catch a glimpse of as they entered the restaurant and would draw them further in. My initial idea was for a botanical wall paper, possibly with a food theme. I consulted Andrea Williams, who worked for Kent Blaxill at the time as a colour consultant. When I couldn’t find a paper I was happy with, she suggested having a mural painted and put me in touch with Lucy Tiffney. It turned out Lucy’s late Mum and Dad had been regulars at my other business, The Sun Inn, for many years and her Dad now frequented Church Street Tavern so a nice connection. I met with Lucy and we discussed themes and ideas. I sent her pins of wallpapers that had caught my eye as well as strong wispy drawings of herbs and edible plants.
Lucy produced some drawings which I knew immediately were right and she had interpreted perfectly what we were after. She worked with Andrea on coming up with a strong but subtle back ground to make her work stand out. After a few more sketches and small paintings, Lucy started on the walls and completed them in three days which was amazing. The result is amazing, far more authentic that a wall paper, strong, personal and unique. It has improved the whole feeling of that particular space in the dining room and people love it. Lucy was great to work with and really showed a lot of care in getting the mural right.”
Piers Baker at Church Street Tavern