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Outlook Festival 2014 Site Art

After a successful artistic proposal to Outlook Festival 2014, I was selected as one of the artists who would paint site art for the venue before the festival started. I was given a good sized wall which was located on the main gate between the campsite and the festival entrance.

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The painting was a mix of both playful lettering and figures with subtle references to Croatian culture. The characters themselves were loosely based on Zvoncari, Croatian bell ringers who ward off evil spirits.

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I had great fun working alongside the Outlook Festival art team and thanks to everyone who helped me out with logistics and made my stay “comfortable”. When I wasn’t busy painting I was soaking up the beautiful sites, sipping on a little bit of rum and listening to some amazing music.

Like most Hip-Hop fans I’ve been listening to the beats of DJ Premier for a long time now. That’s why it felt great to finally see him perform live and the fact that it was a result of my own hard work made it even sweeter. Other highlights for me included seeing Action Bronson’s electric performance, classic UK Hip-Hop from Sonnyjim and a feel good beach performance by The Mouse Outfit.

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Elmwood Studios Window Mural Video

International design agency Elmwood Studios invited me to take part in their amazing Windows Project. I was asked by Elmwood to paint the windows on the front of their Leeds studios, with the Le Tour Dé France as the theme. The full brief was “Yorkshire Welcomes Le Tour” as a celebration of Le Tour Dé France and Le Grande Départ coming to Leeds.

The process video of how I painted the window mural is jam packed full of concentration faces… You can see more images of the project on the Yorkshire Welcomes Le Tour project page.

Le Grande Départ Mural

As part of Le Tour De France visiting Yorkshire for Le Grande Départ in Leeds, I was commissioned by East Street Arts in partnership with Leeds City Council to paint a mural on the first leg of the route.

I wanted to capture the element of struggle which is fundamental to Le Tour Dé France race. I also used this as an opportunity to create a stronger relationship between my illustration and my painting. You can see more images of the painting on the Le Tour Dé France Mural project page.

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Illustrated Guitar Charity Auction

Love Unplugged invited me to be one of their artists for their charity guitar auction. The project invited 10 artists to each create artwork on a replica cardboard guitar. The illustrated guitars were then auctioned off at the opening night, with all the money raised going to the Brains Trust charity.Read More