A Huyton businessman and local artist have joined forces to create an inspirational piece of street art.
Josh Cully, who runs Bluebell Barbers in Huyton, asked friend John Culshaw to create a mural on the wall outside his premises depicting local footballing heroes Peter Reid and Steven Gerrard.
Josh said: “I wanted to use a local artist who lives in the area to work with me to produce art that local people can relate to and inspire young people. Football is a major interest for local people especially children and teenagers, so why not choose two local legends like Peter Reid and Steven Gerrard! I hope to use this artwork, which shows local sportsmen who have achieved their dreams, will inspire young people to set goals and promote ambition.
“Our customers really like the fact we’ve included role models from both clubs and they appeal to people of all ages.”
Josh set up Bluebell Barbers four years ago and his business has gone from strength to strength gaining a loyal client base.
Since the Bluebell Barbers mural appeared John, who is gaining a reputation as the Merseyside Banksy after creating a number of iconic street murals across the city, has received messages of approval from Steven Gerrard and Peter Reid’s family.