‘Global Warming’ completed. 01/03/2018

My inspiration for this work comes from @fanakapan and @nunovviegas, two incredibly talented street artists.  I saw this piece and had the germ of an idea for a global warming painting.  Aerosols are apparently so bad for the environment but without them we wouldn’t have the wonderful street art in our cities and how would we women keep our hair in place?  Slightly tongue in cheek work this artwork. I know I would miss hugely the street art and graffiti in my home town Bristol.  Upfest (urban paint festival) takes place each year on North Street where I live.  Street Artists from all over the world descend on my street and cover every available hoarding, wall, boards etc,. with amazing art.   I know that street art by its nature is ephemeral as it gets painted over regularly and this is why I incorporate it into my own work.  I want to preserve this beautiful street art and by featuring my trademark woman somewhere in the composition, I am producing my own vision.  The 3D woman changes the 2D street art dynamic, bringing life to the street art and vice versa. If you would like to be kept up to…
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New Work In Progress…Aerosol. 14/02/18

I was browsing through Instagram and came across the stunning collaboration of @fanakapan and @nunovviegas.   I got in touch with both street artists to ask their permission to use one of their works in my own composition.  Once they both realised I was not directly copying their work but was using it as a background to a narrative composition they were both completely fine and thanked me for asking them.  I would imagine quite a few people copy them without asking. I am deeply interested in preserving street art which by its nature is ephemeral and gets painted over.   My own take though, is to change the dynamic of the street art by placing my trademark woman somewhere in the vicinity doing something which relates to that street art.  So a 3dimensional woman brings life to a 2dimensional street art and vice versa. This woman will be standing spraying her hair with an aerosol can of hair spray as she walks past the huge hand squeezing an aerosol can of paint.    I have to think of a title now.  Ideas welcome please. If you would like to be kept up to date with what I am up…
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I’d Like To Teach The World To Sing…In Perfect Harmony. Completed 07/02/18

This piece is 20x 16” (50 x 40cm) and is oil on board.  I am also in the process of painting a smaller piece in similar vein.  Same background but the blonde is walking away, swigging from her Coke bottle.  More of that later, hopefully.    I have been painting on deep canvasses recently which do not need framing, but sometimes a white modern tray frame can really add to an artwork, hence these new paintings on board.   I have a great local framer and he and I are coming up with some great ideas. This piece is inspired by the Street art of @brknwrld who I came across on Instagram.  His work is eye catching and thought provoking and I have his permission to use this one street art as a background to my trademark woman. I liked the idea of the Molotov cocktails being served up by a masked waiter.  My cool blonde is raising her Coke to him, almost high fiveing him.  Why not? The thinking behind my art at the moment is that the 3 dimensional woman changes the dynamics of the 2 dimensional street art on the wall, bringing art to life and vice…
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