MEDITE TRICOYA EXTREME
An artist has used MEDITE TRICOYA EXTREME (MTX), a weather resistant MDF, to ensure her six original paintings will be enjoyed for up to 50 years at Raigmore Children’s Hospital Garden in Aberdeen. Artist Fiona Jack was commissioned for the project by Papillon Designs and Landscaping Ltd, an Aberdeen based company, who won the garden construction contract. MTX was chosen as it’s guaranteed for up to 50 years outdoors, above ground.
The paintings are part of a permanent installation in the animal themed garden. They nestle amongst sculpted hedges, also designed and installed by Papillon, in the shapes of a highland cow, mirroring the painted highland cow behind it and the Loch Ness Monster. “After cutting the panels to size, I was delighted to see that they required no sanding; they cut very smoothly and consistently. Their smooth flat surface was a joy to paint on! I prepared the panels with gesso just as normal. They were painted in outdoor grade acrylic paint and finished with clear varnish,” said Fiona.
Denise Maguire Editor of Irish Construction Industry Magazine