Update – August ’13

Death Carousel Rodeo – Limited Edition Print

Limited run of prints, get in contact via this email address for details. £30 + P&P

Red Room, Brysons, Magherafelt

Very fun commission for Brysons in Magherafelt to paint the exterior of the Red Room


Commission in Keadue, Co. Roscommon on the side of the Credit Union building. This is one of the most idyllic villages in Ireland and I got some of that fantastic Irish sun while painting there. The character in this piece is Turlough O’Carolan, a blind early Irish harper, composer and singer whose great fame is due to his gift for melodic composition. He was the last great Irish harper-composer and is considered by many to be Ireland’s national composer and has ties with the area.


Finally getting a chance to put up the photos of the pieces from the Decked Exhibition. Hand crafted skate decks by Fall Longboards, custom painted by me.

Photos by Fall Longboards.

Xi’an Warrior

I had the pleasure of being asked to paint a life-sized copy of one of the ‘Terracotta Army’ of Xi’an, arranged by One World Creative in Belfast. My warrior was decorated with an image of a tiger, in spray paint. It is currently on display at Belfast City Hall.

Thomas Street Project

I did a fun paint collaboration with fellow Spoomer KVLR as part of a project by Evolve Urban Art

Our original concept revolved around two opposing chess pieces which somehow escalated to this…

…I want to paint more unicorns!

photo by Evolve Urban Art

World Police and Fire Games

Did a 2 hour paint at the World Police and Fire Games here in Belfast this past weekend. Shiny Mermaid lady.


Update – June ’13

Collaboration with the mighty DMC, painted in T13, Belfast. – ‘Miserablo’

Had an awesome time painting in the Bernard Shaw in Dublin last Saturday as part of Evolve Urban Art’s ‘Phat Paint Jam’. Got to paint alongside KVLR and Danleo, the sun was shining and the beer flowed. Good times.


Lisburn Workshop

Upcoming FREE workshop in the RSpace Gallery in Lisburn 11-3pm this coming Saturday. Spaces are limited and booking through the gallery is essential – 02892663179. See below for details about it and the other amazing workshops that will be on in the gallery over the coming weeks

20th April

All the way from Sligo, Friz has a background in animation and brings her unique style to this workshop. Here she will show how to use simple colours and and strong lines to create beautiful characters and animals. This workshop would suit anyone with an interest in figurative art or street art.
Over 40’s street art for beginners. Verz
This workshop is aimed specifically at those of a certain age who are curious about or have always wanted to try using a spray can. Artist Verz will take beginners through each step of using a spray can showing all those tips and tricks that will give your art work the ‘wow’ factor. Some artistic ability is useful in this workshop although not essential. Over 40’s and up only. Wear old clothes. All materials supplied.

27th April.- (Workshop 8)

Up-cycling found objects. Matthew Knight
All the way from Pakistan, Matthew shows how objects that have been discarded on the street can be transformed into things of beauty. This is street art in its purest form. Would suit ages 8 and up. Some creativity required. wear old clothes. All materials supplied

4th May.- (Workshop 9)
Beginners guide to fabric activism. Siobhan Barbour
Fibre activist, yarn bomber and general thread head Siobhan will show beginners a variety of simple techniques for making an artistic statement using fabric and thread. Several simple embroidery/sewing techniques will be used alongside a slide show showing what you can do with this traditional art form. From dressing statues to wrapping trees , this workshop has it covered. Would suit complete beginners or those with basic sewing skills who want to produce something a little non traditional. All materials supplied. 14 years old and up


Black Box Belfast – Green Room
Thurs Feb 7th – 7 p.m.

Exhibition runs until
end of February

Thursday 7th February sees the Black Box in Belfast’s Cathedral Quarter play host to the launch of ‘DECKED’, an exciting new exhibition featuring the collaborative talents of FALL Longboards and Northern Irish based artists FRIZ and KiLR.

Co. Down company FALL Longboards hand-craft bespoke skate decks, with several hours of love and passion going into each one. This exhibition sees FRIZ and KiLR customising these unusual canvases with one-off slick graphics, ready to be skated or hung upon a wall.

FRIZ is a Belfast based artist who works in both traditional and digital mediums, more recently working with spray paint on a large scale. Her work largely revolves around the female form, creating a world of sometimes sassy, sometimes sensuous characters. She’s part of the Spoom Collective and counts the Ulster Museum as one of the venues that has exhibited her work.

Kieron Black, aka KiLR, is a professional illustrator and cartoonist with clients in Belfast, London and New York. He has already worked with Friz on the walls of the Alley Cat in Belfast and as a keen surfer, skater and snowboarder has shared the ramps and spilled blood with the crew at FALL and as such is delighted to be a part of DECKED.

Project A Apparel Collaboration

The collaborative design I did for Dublin born and bred street-wear company Project A Apparel is now available to buy online as part of their ‘Arrivals and Departures 2012’ collection.

The piece is called ‘Bayou Bloodbath’  and is currently available on a sand  coloured crewneck sweater printed in red. It’s printed in a large format on the back of the sweater, with a ‘Baton le Diable, Airboat Tours’ logo on the front.

Check it out!

Buy it HERE

New Work – November Update


This is a project that’s been in the works for a long time, which finally came to fruition in August (though I only got it truly finished a few weeks back, Godzilla had no tail until then!). The brief was very loose, essentially Godzilla+Robots=Yay!. My take on this was to do a mash-up of different b-movie imagery, alien brain invaders, the scientist who’s created a monster comforting the damsel in distress, Godzilla VS 15′ Luchadore … the usual…. and killer robots. I kept the colours bright to reflect the old school printing techniques the posters used to be produced in.


Myself and Verz were asked back to do some more work in Cuckoo which we were delighted to do!

Here are the pieces I worked on.

TOMS – The Art of Giving Tour Exhibition.


The good folk at the Little Green Street Gallery invited me to get involved with the TOMS – Art of Giving Tour exhibition which involved customising a pair of TOMS shoes for a silent auction.  TOMS ethos as  a company is  that they match every pair of shoes purchased with a pair of new shoes given to a child in need. One for One. It was an awesome event to get involved in.

FUAS – Festival of Urban Art Sandyford

Another fantastic event which I was so happy to have been part of was the very first Festival of Urban Art Sandyford. The organisers did an amazing job, the site was deadly and there were a great bunch of lads getting their paint on. The photo says it all, serious talent! Had an epic weekend.


Had the great pleasure of collaborating with Danleo on a mural in the new Alley Cat bar in Belfast. Cracking bar with artwork gracing the walls by Kieron Black and Lee Boyd also.

collaborative character with Danleo


I teamed up with the wonderful Ro and Lo at ‘Believe I Am’ to collaborate on an inspirational poster with graphic designer Myles Dumas. Character by me, design by Myles Dumas.

Believe I Am is a collection of transformative designs and apparel that utilize sports psychology techniques used by pro athletes to help aspirational women succeed in life and in sport by developing positive beliefs about themselves.

This poster will be available for purchase here at the Believe I Am website

Monster Post, Busy Summer!

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!


NPLD and Summerfest Bray

Had the pleasure of painting at two great festivals this month. First up was No Place Like Dome in Sligo. I was invited down to paint last year at NPLD and was delighted when Katie, Bob and the crew invited us down again this year. The boards were set up by the Courtyard stage and we got to listen to some amazing bands while we got our paint on.(The Bog Frogs stand out in my memory) This is one chilled festival and probably has the best atmosphere I’ve experienced.

The piece I painted was a nod to Bill Hicks and his rather dubious alter-ego GoatBoy.

‘You don’t like Goatboy? Goatboy is hurt by your indifference!’

Photo by KVLR

Last weekend saw me hopping into a car with Matt and Sarah, part of the T13 Ramp Rage crew (ta muchly guys, especially for the pickled onion Monster Munch!) and heading down to Bray, Co.Wiclow, for Summerfest. Couldn’t have asked for better weather and the shore front was jammed. I had the honour of collaborating with the very talented JMK on a 20×8′ board with a sea-faring theme. I opted for painting an Octo-mermaid I had sketched and JMK painted an amazing Poseidon. Two really different styles but we managed to make the two pieces flow together.

photo by JMK

close up of the Octo-mermaid

Cracking stuff alltogether.

Many thanks to the organisers of NPLD and Summerfest for their great work and to Square Pit Productions for the invite.