Shoreditch-style street art adds a touch of cool to Gravesend

News Shopper: Kayleigh Doughty decorates The Foot Clinic. Kayleigh Doughty decorates The Foot Clinic.

A Gravesend business owner has set his sights on adding a touch of 'cool' to the town by dowsing his property in Shoreditch-style street art.

Akbal Randhawa, aged 41, podiatrist and owner of The Foot Clinic in Old Road West has commissioned popular street artist, Kayleigh Doughty - better known as Artista - to add a touch of colour to his building.

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Mr Randhawa describes the colourful design as "cartoon-like" and "dreamy".

He said: "I wanted something that would bring a smile to people's faces and even in the depths of a British summer would make them feel as though summer was here..

"People have said I should have advertised my own business.

"There are a few feet on there but that's more part of the creation - I think art should be art in its own right."

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Mr Randhawa was inspired by street art seen all over Shoreditch and Hackney and wants to see other businesses brighten up the town.

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He added: "It's something I've been wanting to do for a long time.

"I've had a lot of people coming in and saying how great it looks."

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