Successful Scottish sculptor David Mitchell has moved into premises at our Grovewood Business Centre in Lanarkshire to help cope with a growing workload.

The 27-year-old has been commissioned by the Citizen’s Theatre in Glasgow to renovate and restore statues that are in the foyer of the community theatre.

Mitchell’s work is already known to a Glasgow audience, whether they realise it or not. The artist’s most recent project has brought colour and entertainment to the streets of Glasgow this summer with Mitchell involved in painting some of the Oor Wullie bucket trail sculptures that have captured the imagination of the city.

Mitchell was responsible for the ‘Scouting Oor Wullie’ which sees Scotland’s best loved mischief maker with his kilt and necktie as he seeks out new adventures.

Mitchell himself is confident his new surroundings will provide the platform for an adventure of his own. The artist has been able to take on bigger projects after moving into a substantially more spacious unit at UKSE’s business centre in Strathclyde.

Working with varied materials, Mitchell produces pieces in marble, bronze, terracotta, and plaster to achieve his artistic visions. In addition to his most recent undertaking as he works in collaboration with the Citizen’s Theatre, Mitchell also undertakes bespoke commissions for clients as well as producing gallery work and public monuments.

Mitchell said: “The new facility has been fantastic for me. It is bright and spacious and has enabled me to expand my remit because of the additional working area that I now have. As I have expanded my portfolio it was imperative that I was able to spread out a little more and these units have been the ideal base for me to work on as I start work on some exciting new projects.”

Jackie Taylor, property administrator at UKSE, said: “It’s fantastic to see one of our tenants start work on such a creative and artistic project. Helping businesses achieve their full potential is at the root of what we do at UKSE, and our premises are perfect for so many different organisation and individuals as they seek to expand their operations. Our easy-in, easy-out policy means businesses are not tied down to long leases and every tenant has 24-hour access and use of our state-of-the art meeting rooms.”

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