One of 23 other artists taking part in a great charity event to raise money for Roundabout Charity. Businesses were invited to purchase a ‘banger’ for no more than £650 which we were then tasked with painting the bonnets creating an art roadshow in the form of a rally to Monte Carlow. The bonnets will then be auctioned off upon their return. Many thanks to Henry Boot Construction for picking my design and allowing me to paint more than just the bonnet. Looking forward to updating this post after the auction!
Happy to be invited back to the Cupola Gallery in Hillsborough to restore the celebratory Tour De France mural I painted in 2014.
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.
Invited by Abbeydale brewery to design the label, Keg and Cask clips for their collaboration with Vibrant Forest brewery. Always happy to translate my wave pattern onto different surfaces.
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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.
Commission to paint an external wall of Twenty Twenty Two bar located in Manchester’s Northern Quarter. I used Trompe L’oeil to create a site-specific optical illusion piece.
Part of the ‘Up There’ summer group exhibition at APG Gallery.
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Second piece out of four, exploring the relationship between certain colours and the optical effects that result when they are combined and repeated. Much more about this project to come.
1st mural of a Personal project
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.