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Sunday, March 26, 2017

Reykjavik - Iceland

Painting in slightly more hostile conditions compared to Canada! Astonishingly beautiful place to be able to paint. Walking home at night watching the Northern lights. Painted for Wall Poetry 2016.

Photo credits to Nika Kramer

Toronto - Canada.

This was a pretty epic project with steps initiative and the city of Toronto last summer.  

photo credit to Paul Salvatori for this last photo. Taken during a large fire across the street.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Manchester UK.

Bleak northern weather dominated this trip. Painting in between rain showers and painting between old brickwork. Painted for cities of hope

Saturday, March 18, 2017

pt 3. New Zealand

 Another New Zealand bird called a Pukeko painted on an old wooden door just outside Dunedin.

Stopping off again in Wellington before my flight home i managed to sneak in another painting. Incorporating the 3d electrical box in the wall to make up his backpack.

Dunedin pt2. New Zealand.

I painted this large extinct bird endemic to New Zealand. The giant Moa, a ten ft high flightless bird that became extinct roughly 500 years ago. 

Friday, March 17, 2017

Dunedin pt1. South island. New Zealand.

 After wellington i moved down to the south island. I painted this Weta sarcophagus in an abandoned industrial site i found outside Dunedin.

wellington, New Zealand.

The first stop in New Zealand was painting on the North island in Wellington for vivid festival.

Miami, Florida. USA.

This was the last big mural of 2015. About 300ft of trackside wall. Driving very carefully up and down a thin loading bay with a scissor lift to paint it.

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Herne hill, south London.

A mural i painted for Britain's oldest art gallery, the Dulwich picture gallery. To celebrate a large exhibition of M C Eshers work i painted a mural based on one of my favorite images of his.
I only seem to be able to find this one gloomy photo though.

Aalborg, Denmark.

A wall i painted in Denmark for weaart 2015

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Im back.

Ok. So i've been absent a while since i worked on the forest project. I needed some space to do artwork without feeling like half my time was spent answering emails, organising schedules and trying to just keep things running. I guess thats why i disappeared into the forest in the first place.

I'm back now. I've overhauled my etching studio and got more space. I'd like to get back to doing some more print work and a few much bigger editions so that i can get at least one print run out this year that's a bit more relaxed for people to buy, instead of selling out so fast.

I want to make promises about all my book projects but i don't want to fall into the trap of making promises i don't keep. At the moment i'm working on a follow up to my last pen and ink book, a photo book of the forest work, a small booklet of mini etchings (reproduced), and my book 'in brine' which is a sort of wordless graphic novel creation myth.
     So as you can see i'm juggling a lot of book work along side trying to be a muralist. The pen work is slow, detailed and hard work. Over the years my works got even more detailed and the book projects more ambitious, so the finished products have ground to a halt.
Over the next month or two i'll try and do lots of mini posts of last years wall work, with the aim of getting this blog current again instead of a year behind. I'll leave you with a few images from my pen and ink book two.
                                                                     x phlegm x

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Week four - The Forest.

This week was the hardest. It involved some genuinely bad weather which resulted in me sat under a tarp just staring at rain running off everything for hours on end. Rain managed to destroy my cordless saw, my gas glue gun, my paints, and my will to live. In hindsight it was a fun week and by the time i got to the last days of the month i felt i could have just stayed in the woods forever.

Day 22.

 Day 24.
 Day 25.
 Day 26.
 Day 27.
 Day 28.
 Day 29.
 Day 30.
 Day 31.