I uploaded my first photo to Instagram on the 22nd October 2011 and in that time it has become one of my favourite social media channels. So far I have received over 30,000 Instagram likes but what have been my most popular photos? Here are my top 15
At number 15 with 100 likes its the love worm robot, my venture into a more mechanical worm with a warm heart and lost eyes. Now sits close to a couple of War Dog Status robots that also feature little red hearts.
My activist piece from Overground 2012. Overground is my home paint jam in Peterborough and in 2012 the venue, The Green Backyard was under threat of closure so I brought an army of worms to a big wall to help out the only way I know how. 3 years later and The Green Backyard still needs your help and has recently started a fundraiser where you can buy your very own square foot and help #SaveTheGBY #OneSquareFootAtATime
Love these kids, took them to see some of the awesome graff in Peterborough and do a bit themselves. 100 likes for the next generation.
I couldn't decide what to paint at Upfest 2013. It was a toss up between a multi layer stencil of an old man or a crucified worm. In the end I painted both. I was lucky enough to be painting between Kef and Andy Council so the pressure was on. This got me 100 likes.
In at number 11 is another piece from the Overground Arts Jam in Peterborough. Inspired by the Garden of Eden and the first time I painted words as the background (something I frequently do now). 102 like for this piece painted in 2013.
Number 10 is a small 20cm x 20cm box frame canvas called "Save Me". All done with Posca pens and got me 104 likes.
Probably the most random entry in my top 15 with 108 likes. Its a banana with an identity crisis. No banana is safe in my house, the surface works really well with Posca pens. Check this out, one of my favourite banana based selfies.
This worm army sold recently at City of Colours in Birmingham one of my favourite paint jams. Another one with 108 likes.
At number 7 is one of the first of my worms with feathers. 108 like for this simple little guy.
This is one of several shots taken at Beat This in Peterborough which is a fantastic little community project that gets people of all backgrounds involved in making music. It was snowing, there was no heat and the builders were still there putting the place together while I was painting but it was a great night. Fellow Peterborough based artists Nyces and Process were volunteering their skills as well an adjacent walls.
I'm not surprised to see this one propping up the top 5. I'd like to think it got 113 likes from being a top quality example of a multi layer stencil portrait but I suspect the #boob may have been the main reason.
My wall from Upfest 2012. Back in the days when worms didn't have arms, wings and feathers. This wall features a small multi-layer stencil of Minikorp on the left that was cut for my appearance on The Culture Show. 114 likes.
This calming self portrait has notched up 115 likes in its time on Instagram. It's a hand cut 5 layer stencil from back when I had the time to cut 5 layer stencils. No such luck nowadays.
The very first 4 worms. Drawn on page 13 of my entry to the Sketchbook Project. I had no idea back then how big these guys would become. Here's a little known secret...they're not worms, they're my fingers.
I hope you enjoyed taking a look at my most popular images on Instagram. I certainly enjoyed looking back at everything I've done over the years. If you haven't already I would really appreciate a follow on IG, click here to jump to my profile and push the +FOLLOW button. Also if you're feeling particularly generous please share this post on social media and help me spread the word and get even more likes. Thanks for your support, now without further ado you'll be wanting to know what is at number 1.
So my most popular photo on Instagram is from my first ever live paint jam back in 2010. Live painting had never crossed my mind but I was asked by My Dog Sighs if I'd step out of the studio and paint with him at Europes largest street art festival. Yep, Upfest! We were a couple of relatively unknown guys who combined forces and painted some epic eyes on a multi headed jelly creature. Although I've been lucky enough to maintain my obscurity My Dog Sighs has gone on to conquer the world but remains a good friend and inspiration.