These pics are from a series of youth workshops and commissions about a year apart. They were all created at Thanington Resource Centre in Canterbury.
These first two are from a stairway and hall in the youth centre that we were commissioned to paint.
This was produced from part of an interactive day to let young people in care express themselves.
Tuesday, 26 October 2010
This was part of a workshop in Edenbridge. When I arrived, one of the students asked me how long I'd been a graffiti artist for and I told them 25 years. I decided to do a piece based on that.
I had with me one of my old piece books from the 80's that I carry around to give a view of different styles. I had a look through and adapted some of my old style letters to design a piece that said 'Eazy' (as in Art Made Easy).
As I was designing, I added a character of myself - kind of a self-portrait, to emphasise the 25 years that I'd been painting. Once again, as I was teaching, there was a lack of time to complete the whole piece, but it didn't come out too bad for 3 hours.
Saturday, 28 August 2010
These pics are from a workshop in New Romney for the Phase II Youth Centre.
It was done on the front of the building as part of a workshop involving 5 young people. As the day progressed the rain chucked it down and I got soaked through. I wasn't going to give up though.
Monday, 16 August 2010
This piece was created during a one day workshop in Lydd on 11th August.
We were initially asked to do a workshop with the young people involving a wall or boards.
Both Tony and I were I think, keen to get a fairly decent piece up as we hadn't done a wall for quite some time. We came up with a quick design and worked to the strategy of one person working on the wall, whilst the other taught a stage in the workshop.
It was great working on a brick wall for the first time in ages. I'd forgotten how forgiving it is when spraying.
Tuesday, 11 May 2010
This is an article that was written about me when I visited Manila with my wife.
I had promised a friend of my wife's that I would do a piece for her when I came back to the Philippines. We met up, bought some paints and went over to her house to do the piece.
Her friend Mona came over, who's a reporter for Enrich, and interviewed me as I painted.
Read on to see what she wrote...
Wednesday, 16 September 2009
This piece was produced on the last day of a 3 week workshop in West Kingsdown.
The young were taught to design pieces and put them up on the back of the skateboard ramps from designs made in the morning.
They were also given individual boards to do the following week to take home.
Tony and I quickly designed a piece to put up on a blank area above a piece I'd done 4 years before. I kept the design, colours and fill-in in a similar style to the previous one and Tony designed some characters of us both for either end.
Monday, 27 July 2009
Tony (Chaos) had volunteered for us to do a demonstration piece for the River Festival, and had the boards and a quantity of paint supplied. We wanted to demonstrate our strengths in style and came up with some new character and letter designs.
I'd wanted to do a part 2 to a piece that I'd done in 1989 called 'Warrior' which was a bit of a ground breaking piece for me. I've been developing some more up to date lettering and wanted to showcase our talents to a wide audience that would be at the festival.
Tony had designed a great character that fit well above the lettering, and we spent a majority of the day spray this one up (about 6 hours). It was baking hot and we got a bit burnt in the process.