Olivia by Mark Titchner (UK) [Mural 1]

Olivia, 2017
Mural 1. 175cm x 337cm. 


Two murals using the response, “Always be happy” by Olivia Taberner, painted by Mark Titchner and the young people (Olivia Taberner, Sophie Careing & Jasper Howard) will warmly welcome visitors to The Turnpike on the first floor.

Large white text placed over a bright yellow background is adorned with orange, hand drawn clouds and wavy lines.





“The bright colours certainly reflect my positive message; the cloud design looks dreamy and relaxing, while the medieval design has a hidden meaning, which Mark tells me is the fountain of well-being. It will definitely catch people’s attention and if it helps just one person feel better, then I will be very happy. Sometimes you need a reminder to let go of something that annoys you and move on. I understand it is virtually impossible to be happy ALL of the time and that we need to give ourselves time to recover so that we can be happy again”.

Words by Olivia Taberner, aged 17 from Wigan.

What I want more than anything else by Mark Titchner is commissioned by FACT (Foundation for Art and Creative Technology), in partnership with Hull Culture & Leisure Library Service, Inspiring healthy lifestyles and Lancashire County Council.