HE’S been making his mark all over Carlisle again.

Austrian street artist Tabby has created three more striking images in the city this week.

He flew into Newcastle late on Monday night and within just over an hour of touching down he was back on Carlisle’s streets creating three new murals - some of which are 30ft high.

Ben Heslop, of Carlisle-based Landmark Street Art, welcomed world-renowned street artist Tabby back to the city to work on his latest creations.

He said: “We worked through the night until 4am on Tuesday then had a quick sleep, then it was a race against time to get the murals finished as the rain had started and the weather took a turn for the worse.”

The first mural is a balloon dog in the alleyway next to the Thin White Duke pub on Devonshire Street.

Ben said: “It is based on the work of pop artist Jeff Koons, who is famous for his balloon dogs. So it’s kind of like a pastiche of his work.”

The other two murals are on a wall beside Coco Mill on Lowther Street.

One shows an eagle lifting a man and his briefcase off the ground and it says: “Dave wasn’t expecting this....not again.”

The third mural is of a giraffe who has fallen in love with a crane.

Ben said: “Street art is such a new thing for this area.

“We are careful that people understand the difference between street art and graffiti.

“His work has definitely added to culture in the city.”

Tabby said: “For me street art is about giving something to a wider audience and Carlisle really gets that. The cooperation between Ben at Landmark Street Art and his links with business owners makes it easy for me to plan in advance what I want to do. The reception I get here means I always want to come back and give more.”

Ben, who plans for another street artist to visit next April, said: “People really like to see Tabby’s new artworks. The response we get is great.”

Tabby’s two other works in Carlisle are a picture of a girl painting a butterfly on a building next to Laser Quest and a soldier walking on a banana skin, which is on the side of the former Guild building on Abbey Street.