Three giant colouring in maps created for First Great Western

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Fancy Features have been commissioned by rail operator First Great Western to create three giant rail maps on canvas for the public to colour in with paint pens at events throughout the summer.


Each canvas measures a massive 2.4 meters x 1.2 meters (8' x 4'). The first of the canvasses shows all of the tourist attractions from the Devon & Cornwall rail network, places like the Eden Project, St Michael's Mount, The Lost Gardens of Helligan, Watergate Bay, Exeter Cathedral, Penzance, Torquay and Plymouth. The second canvas has illustrations of London, Bath, Bristol, Reading and Oxford whilst the third canvas shows Cardiff, Cheltenham & Gloucester.

Here's a picture of Maria putting some finishing touches to the second of the three canvasses, featuring London and the surrounding area, before it goes out to public events for everyone there to colour in. There's a list of events below if you would like to participate. Maria hand illustrates all of our custom made colouring canvasses, a process that takes at least three days for our smaller canvasses, each of these huge ones took around a week to prepare!

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We took the first canvas to Jamie Oliver's Fifteen Cornwall Spring Fayre, sponsored by First Great Western. It had a really good reception, as well as creating a huge painting together by colouring it in everyone really enjoyed identifying all the local landmarks on the canvas.

Join In!


We're illustrating two more giant maps to colour in that will go on tour with Blackjack Promotions at events sponsored by First Great Western throughout the summer. Make your mark on a custom colouring in canvas at these forthcoming events:


Devon County Show • 21st - 23rd May 2015

Royal Bath & West Show • 27th - 30th May 2015

Royal Cornwall County Show • 4th - 6th June 2015

Polo On The Beach • 26th - 28th June 2015

Royal Welsh Show • 20th - 23rd July 2015

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