Ipswich ice cream truck gets a lick of fresh paint
AN IPSWICH ice cream truck has had a makeover from a former graffiti artist who has turned his talents to a more legal method of creating art.
Ms Daisy's Ice Cream Emporium looks brand new thanks to the work of Brisbane-based artist Emmanuel Moore.
Mr Moore spent almost a week painting the truck, recreating the look of a perfectly swirled soft-serve ice cream.
The 26-year-old is now hoping other Ipswich businesses will test out his talents for their vans or walls or even roller doors.
Ms Daisy's Ice Cream Emporium owner Deb Lang commissioned Mr Moore to give her van its own distinct themed look.
She admired the work Mr Moore had done to turn his life around and said it was an example to other young graffiti artists in Ipswich.
Mr Moore said he got into mural-painting after a few brushes with the law thanks to his illegal graffiti.
He has since given up the illegal version of his work and turned to using his skills with a spray can to create commissioned art.
His work has been shown at two exhibitions in Brisbane, and will now be visible on Ipswich roads thanks to Ms Lang.
Mr Moore said the Ms Daisy van took much longer than his typical works thanks to the detail in the recreated ice creams and the crisp outlines required in the painting.
He used a brush rather than a spray can for the more intricate work and finished the bright mural after six days of work.
Mr Moore now hopes to turn mural work in Ipswich and surrounding areas into a career.
Keen for your own mural? Contact Mr Moore by emailing email@example.com