A NEW mural has been painted in a pedestrian underpass in Boscombe.

The new mural in the 78ft pedestrian underpass next to Boscombe Bus Station, has a nature theme and was painted by artist Humble Cherub.

MBN ARTS, a creative bespoke provider, was approached by BCP council to artistically regenerate and transform the walls and ceiling of the underpass.

BCP’s new Towns Fund commissioned the project, as part of their continued redevelopment of Boscombe.

A nature concept was chosen to connect with the local community, portraying the surrounding areas natural environments of heath, woodland and coast, and wildlife.

A design competition was launched for students of Kingspark primary school, to create their own version of the artwork. It was great to see local children contributing to the creative process.

The artist completing the mural, Humble Cherub, integrated the winning entries ideas into the final artwork.

The completion of the artwork took a total of 12 days.

Owner of MBN ARTS Mike Ness said: “The response from the public, throughout this project, has been absolutely incredible.

“The feedback is that the mural has had a positive impact, making the space more inviting and a destination to go and explore.

“These projects are fantastic as they give great opportunities for the arts to benefit the community, and a platform for local artists, such as Humble Cherub, to showcase their creative talents.”