Many of you may have been following the progression of the new addition to The Shed – an amazing piece of art by the fantastic Sian Storey.

Sian is based in Basingstoke, and it was her vibrant, urban street art which first attracted our attention. Her pieces are full of life and colour and depict natural items such as birds and plants, with what she describes as, ‘a dreamlike and ethereal twist.’ Her work has been featured in The Metro newspaper, as well as the BBC website.  In 2014, her work for Transport for London was also exhibited in Trafalgar Square and Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

We tasked Sian with creating a mural to bring together several important elements of the developing town. First, you’ll notice the rearing horse, a nod to the central feature of the REME cap badge – an integral part of the town’s heritage. The purple hues are reflective of the heathers seen across Hogmoor Inclosure, and the Woodpecker, Kingfisher and Robin are native to the area.

Whitehill and Bordon is lucky to be home to some fantastic wildlife and open spaces, we wanted this to be a prominent feature of the mural.

We hope you’ll agree that this is a fantastic addition to the development of The Shed, and if you haven’t seen it in person yet, it’s definitely worth a visit. We are looking forward to following Sian’s journey and seeing where her amazing art will end up next.

See more of her work here @sianstoreyart