Bringing Colour to the Streets of Sheffield: Megan Russell (aka peachzz), Spray Plant UK, and the Graco QuickShot Ultra.

In a city already renowned for its vibrant street art, Sheffield is set to become even more colourful thanks to local artist Megan Russell, also known as Peachzz, and the support of Spray Plant UK. Megan, co-founder of the new street art festival "A Lick of Paint," received the donation of a Graco QuickShot Ultra, paint spray unit and accessories from Spray Plant UK, a move that promises to help her create lots of stunning, large scale art work, across the city.

 A Lick of Paint: Sheffield's New Street Art Festival

"A Lick of Paint" is the brainchild of Megan Russell and fellow Sheffield artist Alastair Flindall. This festival aims to breathe new life into the industrial streets of Sheffield by featuring stunning murals from local, national, and international artists. Megan and Alastair's vision is not just about beautifying urban spaces, but also about fostering community engagement, promoting sustainability, and integrating technology into street art.

The Role of Spray Plant UK

Spray Plant UK, a leading supplier of paint and plaster spray equipment, played a pivotal role in supporting Megan's artistic vision. When Megan approached them for advice on the best spray equipment for her large-scale murals, Spray Plant UK’s Ben Smith was inspired by her commitment to community and creativity. Recognising the potential impact of her work, Ben decided to donate a Graco QuickShot Ultra spray system.

Why the Graco QuickShot Ultra?

The Graco QuickShot Ultra is not just a popular spray machine amongst paint contractors, it’s the perfect machine for street artists like Megan, working at scale. This state-of-the-art spray equipment offers unparalleled precision and ease of use, making it ideal for creating detailed and vibrant murals. Here are some key features that make the QuickShot Ultra a perfect fit for Megan’s work:

  • High Efficiency: The QuickShot Ultra allows for fast and efficient coverage, perfect for larger projects.
  • Superior Control: It offers precise control over spray patterns, enabling artists to create intricate details and smooth gradients.
  • Durability: Built to withstand the demands of extensive outdoor use, it ensures reliability throughout long painting sessions.
  • Portability: Lightweight and easy to manoeuvre, it allows artists and painting contractors alike to work comfortably across various surfaces and heights.

Megan Russell's Artistic Journey

Megan, known as Peachzz in the art community, has made a significant impact with her vibrant and thought-provoking murals around the world. Her work often reflects social themes and aims to spark conversation and inspire community interaction. With the support of Spray Plant UK and the advanced capabilities of the Graco QuickShot Ultra, Megan is well-equipped to create even more jaw-dropping artwork.

Looking Ahead

The inaugural Lick of Paint festival is set to take place next summer, with a series of soft launch events planned for this year. These events will allow the organizers to engage with the community, gather feedback, and refine their plans to ensure a successful and impactful festival.

Spray Plant UK's support demonstrates the positive impact that businesses can have on the arts and local communities. With the Graco QuickShot Ultra in hand, Peachzz and her peers are poised to inspire and transform Sheffield’s urban landscape, one mural at a time, making the city an even more vibrant and inspiring place to live and visit.


For more information about how the QuickShot Ultra and take your business to new heights, get in touch with the Spray Plant UK team via our Chatbot, e-mail or phone call. 

Back to blog