Tim Gratton decorates Salad Run's walls

CELEBRATING INDIVIDUALITY: Artist Tim Gratton finishing his paintings on the wall alongside Salad Run owner Sharon Campbell, who wanted to brighten the cafe. Photo: ORLANDER RUMING
CELEBRATING INDIVIDUALITY: Artist Tim Gratton finishing his paintings on the wall alongside Salad Run owner Sharon Campbell, who wanted to brighten the cafe. Photo: ORLANDER RUMING

His murals can be seen throughout Europe, but now artist Tim Gratton has added a bright touch to one of Dubbo’s cafes.

Mr Gratton has spent about 10 hours painting the walls of Salad Run in Macquarie Street, adding fruit people to the already-colourful cafe.

Salad Run owner Sharon Campbell said her father was an abstract artist, and so she had asked for Mr Gratton to paint something abstract and a little different onto the cafe’s walls.

While artists were often hired in Europe to personalise cafes, Mr Gratton said it wasn’t as common in city’s such as Dubbo.Mr Gratton said there was a street in Amsterdam- Runstraat- where he had painted six different murals.

While he’s still painting and has a gallery in Wongarbon, by doing the artwork in Salad Run Mr Gratton said his love of public murals had been restored.

“I haven’t done this in 30 years but the feedback I’ve head from everybody is that it’s fun,” Mr Gratton said.

The cafe artwork should be completed this week.