Shaun the Sheep painted for art trail

PUBLISHED: 13:00 12 April 2015

Josh, Aimee and Shaun (Picture: Shaun in the City).

Josh, Aimee and Shaun (Picture: Shaun in the City).

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TWO artists from Weston joined a host of celebrities and designers to create a unique Shaun the Sheep sculpture for an art trail around London and Bristol.

Aimee and Shaun (Picture: Shaun in the City).Aimee and Shaun (Picture: Shaun in the City).

Husband and wife team Josh and Aimee Williams spent more than two weeks decorating their sculpture, which has been named Out Of This World.

It is one of 50 Shauns, created by Aardman Animations, which have been installed across London and will be moved to Bristol in July.

The Shaun In The City art trail raises money for Wallace and Gromit’s Children’s Foundation, which helps ill children at Bristol Children’s Hospital and across the UK.

Josh, aged 22, said: “The idea behind our Shaun was to create an exciting and bright design which is also a journey, starting under the sea bed and rising up through the ocean and cityscape, all the way up into space and our solar system.”

Josh painting the Shaun (Picture: Shaun in the City).Josh painting the Shaun (Picture: Shaun in the City).

Josh and Aimee’s Shaun is currently at the London Information Centre in Hammersmith.

They met at Weston College while studying for a foundation diploma in art and design.

Aimee, aged 23, works as a faculty assistant at Priory School, while Josh works at Gordano School in Portishead.

Aimee said: “We wanted there to be enough intricate detail on our Shaun that you could look at it for hours.

Shaun (Credit: Shaun in the City).Shaun (Credit: Shaun in the City).

“For instance there are dozens of little fish swimming around his legs, and there is one fish not in the water, we wonder if people will spot it.

“There is also a little dog hidden in his dog house somewhere on the sculpture and the time we have painted on the Big Ben, 4.45pm, is when we finished painting the sculpture.”

Josh added: “We are so incredibly proud of what we’ve achieved with our Shaun and we can’t wait to see him out in the wild.”

Other sculptures have been created by model David Gandy and fashion designer Cath Kidston.

When a similar scheme with Gromit was held across Bristol in 2013, it helped to raise more than £5million.

The trail will arrive in Bristol on July 6, and remain in the city until August 31.

The Shauns have been sponsored by businesses and will be sold off at an auction in October.

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