It looks like a painting. A quite beautiful one. Vivid colours, capturing a tropical oasis of harmony and splendour between colourful and content creation. Although slightly faded by the inevitable bashing of a few local winters.
It’s not that though. It’s a mural which can be found on the north facing wall of the Milner Flats at the top of Morley Street. The artist is ‘Nick the Brush’, and very good he is.
Brighton, although suffering the usual plethora of rubbish graffiti, has a lot of splendid street art too. Probably the best I’ve encountered anywhere so far. I walk pass this one every day and wish it had a much higher profile. Some of the offerings in the slightly derelict areas of the North Laines are equally as pleasing to the eye.
It always makes me realise how many talented and creative folk we have here, and how it’s a shame that, in such a crowded market, some must be frustrated that their talent doesn’t receive the recognition it deserves.