Last year I was wandering down North Street in Bristol, the street on which I live, looking at all the amazing street art and graffiti that makes up Upfest (Urban Paint Festival). This takes place every year and loads of street artists from all over the world descend on my street to paint every available wall space, hoarding etc with beautiful, sometimes humourous street art.
I carried on down to Ashton Gate football stadium (home to Bristol City) and then came across this wonderful street art hand painted by @envol.studio. Have a look at the original on Instagram. With his permission I have used part of it in my own composition and will tag him into my Instagram feeds.
This work is called ‘Always Looking Down’ because it seems a sad indictment of today’s society that we all spend our time looking down on our smart phones and miss the beauty that surrounds us, in this case that fabulous hand.
I try and paint my women doing something that relates to the street art so the dynamic of the 2d painting is changed by the presence of the 3D woman, bringing art to life and vice versa.
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