12 October 2011

Bored of St Austell

A skate shop in St Austell is currently moving to bigger new premises. They called me in to paint the new place before the launch, which is on 22nd October.

Bored Skate Shack now have a huge shop and in a prominent position on the main route through the town!

I have painted all over the new shop, inside and out. So it is easy to spot and hard to forget. I will upload a video soon because there is too much of it to post in photos!

The owners, Wurzel, Karen and family run the shop, with the help of some of the area's local shredders, in very unique and friendly way. They have some original ideas (eg: there is mini ramp and big screen upstairs in the new shop!).

I wish them every success! The grand opening is next Saturday (22nd October)

More news and pics to follow during the launch!

06 October 2011

Lanson Jungle

A hugely positive community project with Barefoot and people from Lanson (spelled Launceston) who work towards making their town brighter and more colourful.

The Barefoot team have dedicated the wall to Phil Lewitt. Unfortuately I never had the pleasure to meet Phil. By all accounts a local legend.

I approached this in much the same way as I do with all the Drawingonthings workshops, and drew as much inspiration as possible from everyone there and enlisted the help of everyone present to colour in! There were so many capable people at this project, ex fine-art teachers included (that's you Nev!) that we had the whole thing done in two days!

Ideas and painting by everyone present, aged from 1 to 82 years! A pleasurable experience. Thanks Lanson!