What Banksy left behind at Upfest!

Posted in arty farty, Banksy, Graffiti, observation, Street Art with tags , , , on August 2, 2017 by lkthayer

Bristol born and bred.. Banksy! Just maybe he had to leave a smile!

Comment & snap by Mitch Hicks

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Up there as my breast snap from Upfest!

Posted in Artwork, arty farty, observation, Off The Wall, Street Art with tags , , , , , on July 30, 2017 by lkthayer

This is a section of artwork I snapped being painted at the 2017 Upfest street art festival by the Berlin based Mezla. I came across Mezla painting in the park opposite the Ashton Gate football stadium. He told me he decided not to paint at his designated venue among the crowds,  but instead ventured into the park to paint a wall in a more peaceful environment… I don’t think many other visitors to Upfest will see his outstanding work… I’m so glad I took a stroll into the park and found him in action!!!! Mezla is an impressive cool artist that I hope we will see a lot more of…..

Snap & comment by Mitch Hicks

Street art in Iceland

Posted in Artwork, arty farty, Collage, Graffiti, observation, Off The Wall, Sticker, Street Art with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 4, 2017 by lkthayer

Lots of nice street art can be found in Iceland including D*FACE and ELLE snapped in Reykjavik. Other artist I can credit for snapping their street art are:  AGENT FRESCO,  EVOCA 1, ULFUR ULFUR, STROK, MAMMUT, NOT DEAD YET, KIDDY DUST, UGLY BOYS…. There are many  more murals that I could not snap due to not having enough time in Iceland. Well worth a visit but be warned Iceland is a very expensive country for eating drinking and accommodation!!!

Snaps & comment by Mitch Hicks

Oooh la la thru the window!

Posted in Artwork, arty farty, Collage, Head, London, observation, Window with tags , , , , on June 12, 2017 by lkthayer

I made this collage using three snaps I took…. Two featured the artwork of the charming engaging French artist Laurence Cammas. The third snap was taken outside the Make Space Studios…. Laurence kindly sat by the window so I could snap her next to the sexy Oooh la la artwork she painted inside her studio.  Her oriental portrait painting looking thru the window was snapped from the corridor as I looked back into the artists doorway on my way out!  The next day I blended and cropped the images to make what you now see…..  It was a great pleasure to hear from Laurence by email that she has posted this image onto her Instagram.  https://preprod.instagram.com/laurence_cms/

Comment and collage snap featuring artwork from Laurence Cammas by Mitch Hicks

Meet the artists!

Posted in Artwork, arty farty, Collage, observation with tags , , , , , , , on June 10, 2017 by lkthayer

The artists from top to bottom and their websites are:

Ulla Maibaum http://www.ullamaibaum.com/

Laurence Cammas http://www.laurencecammas.com/

Malcolm Willett https://mwillett.myportfolio.com/

A selection of artists I met at Makespace Studios in Lambeth, London.

Snaps taken on 10th June 2017 by Mitch Hicks

Check this one out mate!

Posted in Artwork, arty farty, innocent bystander, London, observation, Off The Wall, Street Art with tags , , , , on May 21, 2017 by lkthayer

Work in progress from street artist Trafik along Pedley Street, off Brick Lane. Looks like this is going to be a real a stunner… Nice guy Trafik, he gave me a chocolate as I was snapping him with roller in hand painting the white squares. 

Snap & comment by Mitch Hicks

Flaming Easter

Posted in arty farty, London, observation, Off The Wall, Street Art with tags , , , , on April 14, 2017 by lkthayer

I made this collage snap using two snaps  I took in London. One was taken in the Nomadic Community Gardens around a bonfire, the other snap was of artwork by Otto Schade stenciled onto a wall… Looking back on the photos taken during that day, I just had to blend them as the colours were vibrating out just burning to rise up like a phoenix.

Enjoy your hot cross buns folks!!!

Collage snap & comment by Mitch Hicks