‘Shes’s Eating My Lunch’. 11.07.2018

I finished this painting this afternoon with one eye on the Federer/Anderson tennis match which kept me fired up.   The rabbit is based on a street art work by Alex Lucas here in Bristol.  With her permission I have incorporated it into my own composition.  There are several of her murals scattered around Bristol, and she is, like me, represented by Great White Art gallery ( so I am loving collaborating with her.  More ideas in the pipeline. The model, Steph Bridet (see Instagram) is wearing an upcycled dress made by Linda Thomas (@linda_eco_design) and the organic carrot came from my local greengrocer Hugo’s here on North Street. I apologise for Steph nicking the rabbit’s carrot….. Next week from the 19th July, I will be showing my street art themed work at a new gallery here on North Street, aptly called North, alongside a group of fellow artists.  This exhibition neatly includes the weekend of Upfest at the end of July, which is, I think, the biggest urban street art festival in Europe.  I am delighted to be part of this world, so drop by and have a look if you are passing.  I will be stewarding for some…
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Work in progress detail. 05.07.18

My alologies, I’ve been on holiday for 10 days, so no Blog.  However, I am now refreshed, recharged and ready with new ideas for my paintings. I am collaborating with Alex Lucas, @lucas_antics on Instagram, who is a well known street artist, particularly here in Bristol.  She has painted some wonderful artwork around the Stokes Croft area of Bristol and I am sure will feature heavily when Upfest takes place at the end of this month (Urban Paint Festival when Street Artists from all over Europe descend on my street North Street and its environs to paint awesome street art and graffiti; please Google for more information). There is a new, presently temporary, art gallery opened up on North Street called North and I will be showing my work there from mid July which neatly includes Upfest weekend.  I am delighted to have this exposure.  If you’re in  Bristol,  do pop in and have a look.  I might be there too. So to this detail of a piece which features one of Alex Lucas’ rabbits.  Both she and I are represented by Great White Art Gallery ( which gave me the idea of collaboration.  In this work,  the rabbit will…
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‘Good Cop, Bad Cop’ completed. 31.05.18

I had the idea for this piece having seen the Banksy ‘Rude Copper’ in various incarnations.  I particularly liked the idea of it as a framed artwork, but took out the graffiti lettering as seen in the original, as it didn’t work with the idea I had in mind. I always seek the permission of the street artist to incorporate their work into my painting before I begin and have never yet been refused;  until now.  I have emailed Banksys ‘agent ‘ at  Pest Control and had no reply.  However, the Hidden Gallery (chris@hidden) where I first saw this Banksy, commented that Banksy probably wouldn’t be too precious about this, so fingers crossed. I wanted the two girls to be completely different in how they looked, but they needed to look really smartly dressed, as if at a Private View, which maybe would have irritated our Rude Copper, hence the Good Cop Bad Cop title.  Just my own sense of humour, the viewer may make of it what he/she wants. I am delighted to be collaborating with Alex Lucas for my next artworks, as she is a wonderful street artist. Have a look at her art on Instagram at @lucas_antics.…
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