EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Artist Paul Morse is trying to bring his East Providence neighborhood a little holiday cheer, one can of spray paint and garage canvas at a time.
Now, the door changes with the seasons, so to speak, and Morse loves every minute of it.
“I’m always using it. I’m always painting it. The first was at Halloween, when I realized people enjoyed it,” he told WJAR.
And attention, it turns out, breeds inspiration.
“There’s two schools right down the street from me. And because of COVID, they go for walks, and they come down here, stop there and take pictures, and I’m always changing it. So I’m like, ‘I’ll do it for all the holidays.’” Morse told the TV station.
As Halloween gave way to more wintry wonderland vibes, Morse decided on a Grinch-themed Christmas mural that also includes Santa Claus, Frosty the Snowman and a 2020 graphic with a mask, the TV station reported, PennLive reported.
“Art is a great way for self-expression and creativity. It gives kids something to do,” Morse told WJAR, noting he’s willing to teach free classes to any of the schoolchildren interested in his craft.
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