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Menindee spray for Vella

Monday, 8th October, 2018

Spray Painter Anthony Vella is set to paint a mural on his shop front near Argent Street. PICTURE: Myles Burt Spray Painter Anthony Vella is set to paint a mural on his shop front near Argent Street. PICTURE: Myles Burt

By Myles Burt

Another mural is popping up as Anthony Vella prepares to spray a Menindee Lakes panorama across his business.

Mr Vella said he always wanted to paint his own mural, so decided his business could use an extra coat of paint.

“At the end of the day we come across a photo of the Menindee Lakes scheme,” Mr Vella said.

“I thought this is it, this is what we’ve got to do.”

Mr Vella runs Anthony Vella Spray Painting with partner Kym Thomas.

He said the mural would be a great way to commemorate 35 years of painting and detailing.

It’s been just over a year since he opened his own business, detailing and restoring motor vehicles.

He’s almost finished a 350cid V8 Monaro in its old racing colours and vintage Craven Mild sponsorship decals.

“I’ve just finished off a race car which was raced by Pete Geoghegan back in the day,” Mr Vella said.

“That’s going to come back after the motor gets fitted and I’ve just got to finish it off.”

Mr Vella was originally a sign writer before trying his hand at spray painting.

“I thought I’d give spray painting a go, they was a job going at that stage,” he said.

“I ended up getting the apprenticeship and went on from there.

“Now I’ve put on an apprentice myself.”

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