So once again, the seasonal task of painting the Blind Tiger wall came around and presented me with a whole new challenge. To paint the entire wall this time.
Local dubwise producer and reggae superstar, Prince Fatty asked me if I could paint something that promoted his monthly rub a dub club at the venue and included himself, Hollie Cook and the mighty Horseman.
As it is a large wall I also asked Req if he could come and paint the wall. He included a brilliant portrait of the beautiful Evie Jones and I also set about making a feature of the windows on the walls this time so that they didn’t stand out from the design too much.
I went for an Easter Island style theme, where the statues on the left are of Fatty and Horsey. I couldn’t bring myself to make Hollie Cook out of stone, so added her in with tiger print costume leaning against a blind tiger statue. This worked out as Hollie’s new album artwork is of a similar vain, but with a voodoo theme.
The fourth statue from the left is a tribute to a beautiful soul, VITO, who sadly left this world last month. Well known and loved by many and especially the Playgroup gang here at the Blind Tiger, I felt it only right to honour him in this mural.
All were very happy with the result and a great turn around on the piece, taking about a day and a half.
Props to Req, TDK, The Blind Tiger Crew, Fatty, Horsey, Hollie Cook and one love to VITO, Rest in peace.
This Friday 3rd May sees the launch of the new group show ‘Superstition’ at the Art Schism gallery on Gloucester rd, Brighton.
I have some new work on display. The preview is from 6.30pm until 9pm. I shall be live painting at the event. Event page here.
The White Rabbit gallery opposite shall be opening their doors for the first time on the night and also showing off the new juice bar they have opened with alcoholic juices up for grabs.
You can see a small mural that I have painted for them too.
The Superstition show at Art Schsim runs from 3rd until the 31st May.
I have been helping to run a co operative gallery shop project since December. The shop has just relaunched for the spring/summer and we shall be holding numerous events and shows in the next few months.
I also have some new work showing there and am offering spray paint tutorials over the Easter holidays.
Visit the Facebook event for details
The Sinna One Spray Can rose is here. Made from one whole spray can, that at some point painted one of the many walls, boxes or characters that I have created over the years. I have always been bothered about the fact that when I finish a can, there are dregs left in the bottom that I can’t reach.
I pierce the can, release the dregs, use these as a background on a canvas or painting and then make the rest if the can in to a rose.
Set in to concrete, thus encompassing the life of spray paint from the can on to the wall, and then finished with a felt bottom, to stop it from scratching the table.
These little beauties are now available at the Art Schism shop in Brighton.
Perfect for the Valentines vandal in your life.
Yup,yup,yup. It’s all over. I know. It comes, it goes. In a flash. Just like that.
I must apologise to anybody who comes to my blog for my images as I have been soooooo busy thru December that I didn’t get to post the last few Grafik Advents.
Here they are for you now… For the full set click here
This years advent is proving tough. Had to wait for the rain in the last few days, but also being involved in the Art Schism project as well as other projects is taking up my time too.
I think that I need a clone!
Here are the latest offerings….
As usual for December it is very cold. Fingers have almost dropped off. Rain is here today and may stop play….Booo!!
Here’s the last few days
More to come and don’t forget to come in to the Art Schism shop at 87 Gloucester Rd, Brighton BN1 4AP to see more of my artwork for sale as well as other great artists and makers.
My good friend Dee lives down the road from these boxes and suggested that I painted a Yeti on them.
So I did.