K9 PORTRAIT

I finally had the chance to return to the Sheffield City Council dog shelter in May ’18 to paint the section of wall left blank when I created SHF in 2016. I designed the piece straight after SHF but was never able to realise it. I painted the piece to raise awareness over the use of the building and the good work they do there.

CONTAINER WAVES

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Commissioned by startup business Eckington Self Storage to paint the huge shutter entrance to their Self Storage facility. I took the opportunity to paint my 3D wave pattern in a colour scheme inspired by shipping containers (which are what are used as the storage units) and the random nature in which they are arranged on container ships. Very much enjoyed applying the design to the two different surfaces brick and corrugated metal.

FORGE BAKEHOUSE

Commissioned to create a site-specific piece for a newly built extension leading customers up to a refurbished 1st-floor dining area. Using their colour scheme as inspiration this contemporary design is the result, the architecture completely influencing the pattern. To finish the piece I created the bespoke signage.

ADIDAS HQ

Large-scale commission for Adidas at their UK Headquarters in Stockport. In the huge stairwell leading to their showrooms and gym in a converted factory. The brief required two feature walls and various pieces of text, all tied together with monochromatic geometry to represent Adidas, and sprawling nature to represent Reebok. I was brought on board by The Mural Artists as creative director and to paint the geometry of the Adidas section.

LEARN TO BE

Commissioned by The University Of Sheffield in February 2016 to paint 24m of construction hoarding under the concourse outside the students union which was erected for the essential bridge maintenance that was taking place. Originally intended to only be in place for three months, due to its popularity, the piece stayed many months after the work was complete, lasting approximately a year and a half.
This was my first anamorphic piece using just a single plane of perspective. I had full creative freedom for this so took the opportunity to explore some ideas and try something new. As tempting as it was to design and paint something totally personal, I felt I had a duty to paint something typographical that related to, and that could inspire its audience. I came up with the phrase when I asked myself – ‘what do you go to uni for?” then cut this into my tech wave pattern, creating a Trompe L’oeil piece which had viewers walking right up to it to check if it was indeed three dimensional.