I’ve been having a most wonderful Summer this year with lots of interesting projects on the go.
First up was the ever enjoyable WhiteWash 6 in Portadown on July 27th. As always the crew at the MCAC and DMC put on an awesome event filled with amazing tunes, people and live art, with a few beers to wash it all down. The piece I painted on the night was roughly 7×8′, spraypaint, and named ‘Courting Death’. It’s often the case with me that when I put pen to paper I have no idea what the end result will be, and this image was one of those times.
Following that I had a commission to paint a custom-made skate deck ( Made by Fall Longboards)
My first time painting on a surface like this and I really enjoyed it, hoping to do some more in future!
Last weekend, as part of Sligo Summer Festival I was commissioned by the Sligo Borough Council to paint the front of a disused building in the town centre. The site, on Castle St., is roughly 8×39 foot long. I was given a lot of free rein to come up with my own design for this wall that reflected the Sligo Borough crest so I was happy to get stuck in and let my imagination roam a little.
The central character in the final piece is a representation of the Garavogue river that flows through the town. She wears shell earrings and a crown of oak leaves, two symbols present on the crest. Other parts in the design that are featured on the crest are the tree, hares and stones (representing the tower/castle). The two prominent mountains visible from the town, benbulben and Knocknarea are in the background.
Many thanks to S.B.C, Foleys bar for the lend of a ladder, and to Katie Boyle who came to lend a hand on the Saturday (watch out for this girls work in the future!)
Finally, I also managed to fit in painting two walls this month:
The first, painted with KVLR and This Means Nothing, on Lower Garfield St in Belfast
The character I painted on this wall was a nod to tribal cultures and their affinity with nature, in this case wolves.
The second piece was on part of the Peace line in Belfast, was a big moment to have left my mark on such an iconic, historic wall.
Shout out to Rask and Glen
phew, think that’s it!
Sligo is lookin’ well! I’d love to get my hands on a print if you ever did make one, especially of the Celtic/Sligo legends!
Thanks Zoe, I have plans to make prints in the future, keep an eye on this website and my facebook page for info =)