‘Killer Heels are not for Rabbits either’. 16.08.18

  This is the third and last painting incorporating the amazing street art of Alex Lucas (@lucas_antics on Instagram). Her work is very visible in and around Bristol and I asked her if I could use some of her work in my own pieces.  She kindly agreed. This rabbit can be found on the outside of the shop that sells her work exclusively in Stokes Croft (@thelittleshopinbristol) and I was particularly drawn to the slightly world weary view in the rabbit’s eyes. I decided to leave out all the detailed black lines in the areas surrounding the rabbit as I thought it would detract from the composition. I decided on humour in this work rather than the more political angle of my last work (Picking Up On An Uncertain World, see recent blogs).  So I placed my female sitting wearily down next to the rabbit rubbing her sore ankle as she takes off her high heeled knock’em dead red stilettos.   They are indeed beautiful shoes as is her whole outfit, but the things we do in the name of fashion eh? I am not entirely sure whether the rabbit would ever have considered wearing shoes like these however. If…
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Picking Up on an Uncertain World. 01.08.2018

This is my second piece in a series of three based on street art by the wonderful Alex Lucas (@lucas_antics on  Twitter).   The title comes from a street art by Alex called Uncertain World and the mollusc forms part of a larger artwork up on Park Row here in Bristol. My take on this is to place my young woman picking up a discarded plastic bottle just in front of the mollusc which has an empty aerosol in its tentacles.   Plastic pollution is such a huge problem these days and I wanted to relate to this in my painting. Along the same lines, the model (@stephbridet on Twitter, fabulous model) is wearing a gorgeous upcycled dress made by Linda Thomas, a local dress designer (@linda_eco_design) who works exclusively with upcycled material into which she stitches beautifully designs. I am keen to promote local here and will continue to collaborate with local artists/models/designers as often as I can.  We creatives all need to support each other. After the next piece, I will be working on London street art scenes as I build up to the London Art Fair at the Oxo Tower in  November.  More in a later blog.…
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‘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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