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Saturday May 30, 2015 - Email this article to a friend

The tour operator Erna Low has come up with a novel way to keep people thinking about winter; a huge painting on its exterior office wall in Kensington.

As you approach the office in Reece Mews SW7 it is hard not to do a double-take.

Am I really seeing a skiing scene?

The answer is 'yes' as the artist, Johny Midnight, is currently painting a winter scene on the wall.

The first snow covered trees have appeared and work is in progress for its official launch at the beginning of July.

Erna Low is a partner of PlanetSKI and we have been invited along for a sneak preview of the work in progress.

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"It all started at the London Ski Show last October when I bought some raffle tickets from the charity, the Cancer Caring Trust. As a result of that, I now own a Johny Midnight picture," said the CEO of Erna Low, Joanna Yellowlees Bound.

"I then decided it would be a fantastic idea to commission Johny to do a painting on the Reece Mews wall outside our office," she added.

So, what do the neighbours make of it?

"Our neighbours have been hugely supportive and we are excited to add to the existing art heritage of the local area, with some of our local buildings including Sir Francis Bacon's old studio and Christie's auction house," said Joanna.

See below for our PlanetSKI video interviews with Joanna and Johny.

It all started with the raffle win...

So, how does it compare to painting on canvas?

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For the spirit of the mountains

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