Newspaper article The Observer (Gladstone, Australia)

Roberta's Industrial Art Is Eye CATching

Newspaper article The Observer (Gladstone, Australia)

Roberta's Industrial Art Is Eye CATching

Article excerpt

ROBERTA Spencer works as a trades assistant at The CAT Rental Store in Blain Drive.

It's her job to keep everything in the yard ship shape.

Then to her surprise last November, her manager Stephen Bell asked her to paint a smiley face on one of the dozer blades in front of the yard.

"I have no idea why he wanted me to do it, but I think he just expected me to put a couple of dots for eyes and a curve for the smile on the D6," she said.

"I'm a bit arty, but I've never spray painted anything before."

What she produced was a eye-catching work of art.

"I did a big yellow face with a thumbs up and RUOK next to it," she said.

Since then Roberta has gone on to spray paint more masterpieces on various machinery.

"Any time we have a dozer or compactor up the front I just paint something relevant on it," she said. …

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