Painter is Brightening City's Drab and Neglected Streets, Transforming Them into a Rainbow
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A talented artist has been brightening up her city’s streets for four years—turning rundown and neglected buildings into a rainbow of colors.
Tash Frootko has transformed 25 houses in Gloucester so far, painting her way into residents’ hearts.
The huge project, finally unveiled this week, marks a milestone in her mission to inject color into the English city she lives in, which she believes has garnered quite a negative opinion over the years.
“I see Gloucester as a huge blank canvas… and see potential in everything,” says the the 42-year-old, who has lived in the riverside city for the past two decades.
“Rows of Victorian terraced houses look sublime when painted in bold and vivid colors. It brings them back to life after being allowed to become drab and soulless.”
“People will now refer to this area of the city as the Rainbow Square—and it’s the most colorful square in the country,” she said.
“The response from the public has been overwhelmingly positive. All generations and cultures are enjoying what I do and asking me to continue on and transform run down parts of the city that people tend to make a negative opinion on.”
“It is such an honor to improve the look of the city for its residents and visitors. Everyone deserves to live in a wonderful environment and to love where they live.”