This summer, artist Hannah Jayne Lewin used paint from Community RePaint Bradford to paint a sculpture of the much-loved character Morph as part of Morphs Epic Art Adventure, London, an art’s trail promoting creativity and diversity.

morph sculpture decorated with Reused Paint from Community Repaint Bradford

Hannah Jayne Lewin’s painted sculpture Morph featured in full London Guard attire including scarlet blazer, shiny boots and bearskin hat. He could be found in Hay’s Galleria, London. Community RePaint schemes provide an ideal solution for projects that need a large number of different colours. By purchasing the paint needed for the project from Community RePaint Bradford, Hannah was able to pick up the paint needed for the project at a fraction of the usual retail price as well as using paint that was once considered waste!

tortoise sculpture decorated with Reused Paint from Community Repaint Bradford

Hannah has reused paint across the UK. She has designed for the following Trails: Morph’s Epic Art Adventure London, Lincolnshire Heart Trail, Leeds Bear Hunt, Jersey Tortoise Takeover, The Big Hop Aberdeen, Herd in The City, The Big Dog Art Trail. Maybe you’ve spotted one of her designs?

heart sculpture decorated with Reused Paint from Community Repaint Bradford

When asked why she enjoys creating her illustrations, Hannah says “An image might make someone feel happy, thankful, curious or even brave. Illustrations can change a person’s feelings and in turn their lives and I believe this is so powerful. I love seeing people all over the world, of all ages and all backgrounds engaging with and enjoying my artwork.”

“It was so brilliant being able to get the paint from Community RePaint Bradford as there was great choice of colours and the team were really helpful with giving me advice about the paint.”

Bradford RePaint manager Karen Hutchinson recycles some paint.

Community RePaint Bradford is one of the larger schemes within the Community RePaint network. Each year, the scheme collects around 50,000 litres of reusable, leftover paint from local retailers, businesses and traders. This paint is sorted, processed and quality checked before being made available for sale at £1.80 per litre. Read more about Community RePaint Bradford in their ‘Meet the Scheme’ interview here!

Community RePaint Bradford’s manager Karen says ” Community Repaint is what it is because of the hard work of the many volunteers we have had over the years and we owe them a huge thanks for everything they have done. Every hour of support helps us hugely and makes a difference.”

Our network has over 70 schemes across the country, providing affordable paint for community and home projects, from £1.50 a litre. If you need paint for your home, mural, community project, or sculpture like this one, find your nearest scheme here.

Community RePaint Bradford paint used to decorate bear sculpture

For further details about Hannah Art’s work, check out her website here!

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