My name is Carl Tickle, I have been a Traditional Signwriter, Narrowboat Painter and Master Gilder since 1998, operating out of Woolston, Warrington, Cheshire.
I create beautiful hand painted signs and traditional hand painted narrowboats for businesses, organisations and private clients across the UK and around the world.
I specialize in custom paint jobs for a variety of applications. We have custom painted many challenging and creative pieces of art, from cars, vans, narrowboats to sports equipment and apparel. I use only the highest-quality 1-shot enamel paint and produce original graphic designs, so you will be proud to display the work.
I stand by every custom paint job, no matter how big or small.
I hope you enjoy the website, why not look at the services I offer such as gilding, gold, silver & bronze leaf honours boards, airbrush graphics, pin striping, narrowboat painting, traditional and modern sign writing, shop fronts, banners, vintage/classic trucks, chalkboards, vinyl lettering and window displays.
I have worked on the Grand National Honours Board at Aintree Racecourse and I am the main contractor at Haydock Park Racecourse where I visit to complete the gold leaf honours board after every race.
Over the years my other commissions included Northwich narrowboats, Warrington, Lee Park and Portal Golf Club, the National Trust and many stately homes including Inglewood Manor and Statham Lodge.
A recent commission was for the Lawn Tennis Association’s Championships at Wimbledon.
Checkout the recent newspaper article in the Warrington Guardian and the article on the UK Sign Boards website.
Hi Carl, I would just like to say how pleased we are with the scroll you have done at our church. Your artwork almost glows, especially the gold leaf lettering and I’m sure it hasn’t looked as good as that since the chapel was originally built in 1887.
It has been a pleasure working with you and on behalf of the Warrington Masonic Hall Group I thank you for the care and expertise with which you have carried out the work. We are all delighted with the result and your skill has enhanced the quality of our Honours Boards. We are grateful to you for completing the work so efficiently.
Many thanks for your excellent work.
What a talented, conscientious artist is Carl Tickle (The Cheshire Brush)? He transformed our narrow boat, Paul Ann’ka, from a dull, tired boat, into a stunning, unique, floating work of art.
From the initial consultation to the finished product Carl was always on hand and approachable, no matter the time of day or evening. He was generous with his suggestions and guidance throughout the project. Apart from the agreed work, Carl went that extra mile – adding extra touches, which were simply stunning.
I had complete faith in Carl’s skills and I chose not to see the boat until it was completely finished, my husband decided to photograph the progression. He was so impressed with Carl’s work that each time he came home he tried to persuade me to look at the pictures – thankfully I resisted which meant that my first view of the boat was overwhelming! I could never have imagined we would own such a beautiful boat. I still find it hard to believe that one person could achieve as much as Carl did in the timescale of the job.
Thank you Carl, we appreciate your artistry, support, guidance and your sheer hard work.
We would just like to thank you for a fantastic job in painting our dog cart.
We had no idea what finish or even colour we were looking for but with your guidance, know how and fantastic skill it turned out better than we could have ever imagined we really didn’t think it would look so authentic.
The cart came to you old tired, a bit battered and it came back like it had just been built.
This cart will be at shows all around the country and we will be very very proud to show it off.
Even Paddy seems to be prouder pulling his cart.
Thank you so much and Best Regards
I just wanted to say how delighted I was with Carl’s re-painting of my narrowboat, Esther. I have had literally dozens of compliments from people while we have been out on sailing trips on how lovely she looks. The finish of the whole paintwork is very impressive and the painted flowers I asked for as part of the artwork look stunning. The paintbrush-quill he painted on the front locker lid is very classy too and the detailed painting of the multi-colour tiller is fantastic. It must have taken hours! I asked for and very much appreciated Carl’s advice about the different shades of colours for the paint and he definitely has a professional eye for this because everything has turned out perfectly. Thank you!!
If you want traditional signwriting look no further than Carl Tickle (Cheshire Brush). You tell him how you want it to look and he paints it just how you imagined it to be. I’ve had two lorries signed and lined up and have another booked in to be done.