The COW SHED great yarmouth
Seeing a cow on the beach may not be an everyday occurrence, but it was a natural choice given the business branding
When we were approached by Montana Gray, the owner of the beachside cafe The Cow Shed in Great Yarmouth, we were excited to come up with a plan that fitted perfectly. Given the name, it seemed entirely appropriate that the theme was bovine, and a bright, colourful highland cow was designed.
Great Yarmouth had nothing else in the way of street art, so this was an entirely new concept for them, and we were concerned that it would not be well received. However, on the day of the transformation, a crowd gathered to watch our artist work, and the mood was excitable and happy. Seeing a cow on the beach may not be an everyday occurrence, but it was a natural choice given the business branding. There is something endearing about the large head of this magnificent animal as he watches over those coming to eat at the cafe. We completed the mural in early May, just in time for the weather to turn and summer to begin. It is now being enjoyed by many visitors who can’t wait to grab a photo opportunity with this stunning painting.
It was completed in a day, and our devoted artist didn’t eat until he had finished, but he didn’t bank on the number of seagulls around who were all keen to help him with his fish and chips supper – he lost most of it to the birds! Visiting Great Yarmouth was undoubtedly a highlight in our schedule, and we thoroughly enjoyed being able to put this piece of art together and really put The Cow Shed cafe on the map.