Monday, May 25, 2009

stokes croft mural in progress

this is a mural I painted last week. I was going to do rooftops and cats and then Richard who lives in the Sheltered housing down the road came along and joined in. His way of painting buildings gave the whole thing a different feel and it really took off. We still have to put some colour in the buildings here and there and I want to paint in birds above. I was a bit sad to have to apint over the mural there before ours. It was very well painted but quite hardcore and local residents complained so Chris Chalkley asked me to paint something a bit more "friendly".

Monday, March 16, 2009

stokes croft bristol

This is the street where I have a studio space at the moment. Lots of people came and talked to me during the few days I drew there. I love the way drawing breaks down social barriers. In a way I feel protected by the activity of drawing in the street. I lose my fear of people, it gives me a reason to be there and is a thing to generate interest. I really enjoyed doing it just because of that. I would never be able to talk to so many different people. They were all very interested in the drawing and told me about how they used to draw, wished they still did draw or many do still draw and really enjoy it.

Thursday, January 08, 2009

This is my shoe. I like the way you get some trainers and they look like horrible new car fittings with plastic seats and car linings and then after months of wearing them they become much more like part of you, like tough skin and old furniture.