A NEW street artist has been bringing a splash of colour to walls in Carlisle.

James Ame - known as Ame72 - got to work on the wall of Struts, off Chapel Street, creating two murals.

Ame is known as The Lego Guy and his works have appeared around the world, including London, New York, Tel Aviv and Bethlehem.

He was brought to the city by Ben Heslop, who runs the Edwin Talbot Gallery and Landmark Street Art on Crosby Street.

Ben said: “Ame has recently been painting the Lego studios in LA.

“He worked through the night on walls on the side of the Struts building, just off Chapel Street.”

His colourful creations are sure to catch the eye of drivers on nearby Georgian Way.

Ben said: “That’s the idea. We want people who would not normally get this kind of exposure to have a look at street art.”

Ame was born in Sheffield and has been a graffiti artist since 1985. He currently lives in Israel.

He has exhibited artworks in renowned museums, galleries, art fairs and auctions around the world, alongside artists such as Warhol, Hirst, Banksy and even Picasso and has been featured in numerous publications, including the iconic books, ‘Untitled Street Art’ and ‘The Cult Of Lego’.

With ever increasing popularity, Ame works have gained a diverse following of collectors, from adult Lego fans to Hollywood celebrities, Royalty and the even the discernible collector who prefers to remove works from the street.

He once said: “Making art has its highs and lows, frustration and elation, but above all, it’s a lot of fun to create something from a few bits of card and a bag of spray paint.”

Three weeks ago street artist Tabby came to the city and spray painted three new murals on walls near the Thin White Duke pub and Coco Mill on Lowther Street.

Ben said: “We’ve had a massive response to the latest works.

It has really caught people’s imagination.

“We have some more street artists coming to the city in the first quarter of 2019.

“One of them is going to do something that will blow everything else out of the water.”