EDIT: Tags are now available to bid on. Click here for more details Facebook.com/TagTheWallsAuction.
Tag the Walls is an urban art exhibition happening in Gloucester from the 12th December to help raise money for the 2015 Gloucester Paint Jam. Featuring 25 of the UK's top street artists who have all donated artwork in the form of luggage tags which will be framed, exhibited and then sold. The exhibition is being organised by Beastie and held at the Gloucester Guildhall (full address below) on the 12th December with a DJ kicking off proceedings from 8pm. Not sure if Beastie is planning to open up the sale of the tags on line so feel free to contact him via his new Facebook profile or page if there is anything you like. If you live in or near Gloucester then take a look at the event page for more details.
I've done 3 tags but one will remain secret so you'll have to get to the exhibition to see it. With the other two I captured the creative process with Hyperlapse to give you a little look at how they are born.
The story goes that Santa has an evil twin. Santa takes care of all the good children and his evil twin Krampus deals with the naughty ones. Krampus also takes children who do not get socks for Christmas so you better be grateful when you get some.
Expect to see more of Krampus over the next few weeks...only on my blog if you're lucky.
This artwork is on a wooden fork and features Santa on the front and Krampus on the back. It's not for sale but if you want it simply share this blog post somewhere on social media and tag me so I know you've done it. The unlucky winner will be announced at the weekend.
Just when I thought I could pack up my gear because the live painting season was well and truly over I get a message from Miss Wah asking me if I wanted to paint in Brum again for the City of Colours Winter Showcase. Hell Yeah! All I know is I'll be painting with Miss Wah in the archway, not sure if that is near where Snub painted earlier on in the year. Don't panic it wont be over Snubs piece because the good people at CoC have got us a 2 metre square board to fill with wormy goodness.
If you can make it down on the 6th please come and say hello, it'll most likely be bloody cold so feel free to bring hot chocolate ;) I'll have work available to buy from the pop up shop and affordable art sale so bring your pennies for some awesome Christmas gifts. See you there.
It's been a while since I've put any work out for free art Friday so here are a couple from today at about 11 am in Peterborough. The first is in amongst the Peterborough gateway work that Process and Jason Duckmanton (among others) finished a few weeks ago. It's well worth taking a look around this area because the artwork is amazing. The second piece is by the big Christmas tree in the city centre. I always feel nervous about putting stuff out in the city centre because of the amount of nutters and CCTV cameras.
A few weeks ago my artistic adviser said wouldn't it be good to do a worm with a mask on, so I did. I like the idea of incorporating masks into my artwork, whether it is to hide an identity or just put on a brave face it gives you the feeling that something is being hidden.
This is called "Do they love you or your mask" and depicts the zombie army blindly following their leader.
I'm a big sci-fi fan and news of The Force Awakens reminded me of a stencil I cut years ago of an AT:RT. It was a pretty straightforward halftone filter in Photoshop and was back when I was new to stencilling so it's not the most complex piece ever but quite effective I think. Somewhere in the studio is a much bigger half cut stencil of an AT:AT as well, I really must have a dig around and finish it off.
Cant remember where these ended up, not sure who has them so if by chance it is you let me know. It would be good to know where they are.
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Just finished a couple of jobs on the website. The first was to update the CONNECT page so that not only can you sign up for my newsletter you can also see where I am on social media or just send me a personal message. The second job was to update the cover photo for November and this months pic was taken by Strong Island at HeadJam 2013. The photo is a sun drenched aerial shot of me painting a stencil