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I am a narrative figurative artist painting in oils and seek to create art that draws the viewer in; they form their own idea of what is happening.
I live on North Street in Bristol, UK, which is a hub for street art and graffiti. Each year it plays host to Upfest, the Urban Paint Festival. Street artists from all over the world descend on the street where I live and cover every available wall, hoarding, etc with wonderful, sometimes humorous, sometimes political, always interesting street art and graffiti.
I decided I wanted to preserve some of this art, as it is by its nature ephemeral; it gets painted over and that is its point, which I find sad.
I go around the area and take photos of street art that interests me. I then obtain the street artist’s permission to incorporate their work into my own composition and tag them into my work in progress images on Instagram and Twitter. In this way I can give them added exposure wherever possible.
I place a woman somewhere in the vicinity of the street art, performing an action which changes the dynamic of the 2d street art, bringing art to life and vice versa.
I have another interest in painting small oil still lifes alla prima or direct painting, i.e painting a study in one session, no preliminary drawings, just going for it. I hugely enjoy doing this, as it keeps my work fresh and loosens me up. These are available at £65 framed, or £60 unframed. Easy to post to you and a bargain price ! I paint whatever fruit or veg is in season and show these at North Gallery on North Street in Bristol. I buy most of the produce from local organic greengrocers Hugo’s Greengrocers and they also show my work.
If you would like to email me an image of your kitchen, etc. I can produce one of these small still lifes to match your wall colours. Happy to do this.
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