4185. Cumberland Basin

This lovely piece from Desi is another from the RBF paint jam a little while back and continues the bright and optimistic colour scheme adopted for the whole wall. I would love to watch an RBF paint jam, but alas, my working routine means I am restricted to lunchtimes and weekends (during which I have a whole ton of family commitments).

Desi, Cumberland Basin, Bristol, January 2022
Desi, Cumberland Basin, Bristol, January 2022

Desi is an artist who has only been painting for a year or two, and with every piece her ideas and skills improve. It won’t be too long before she is giving some of the more established female writers a run for their money. The pastel shades used have a touch of ‘love hearts’ about them and this is a nice sugar-coated piece. I like the introduction of the blue triangles, adding interest to the fills.

4184. River Avon (25)

Ooh what a beauty from Logoe, in the last place I would expect to find a piece by him, and just how well does it work on this wall? I love absolutely everything about this piece, and was super-pleased when I found it, especially as I haven’t noticed on any social media (at the time of writing).

Logoe, River Avon, Bristol, December 2021
Logoe, River Avon, Bristol, December 2021

To the untrained eye, the piece might read something like ‘vogue’, but for anyone who knows his work, the script lettering and horizontal dusting of spots would give him away long before reading the Logoe letters. I think that this is one of my favourite pieces by the artist and a gem of a find. Still more to come (I think).

4183. Dean Lane skate park (453)

There were so many original and interesting pieces that appeared during a Bristol Womxn Mural Collective Dean Lane paint jam back in November that I simply have to keep returning to my archive to dig them out to share.

Moonface, Dean Lane, Bristol, November 2021
Moonface, Dean Lane, Bristol, November 2021

This Beauty was painted by Hana Moonface whose stunning illustrations can be viewed on her Instagram feed. The gold and black colours work well and there is a serenity in the face that is calming. Definitely an unusual piece to find in a spot more used to tags and throwups. Looking forward to seeing the collective at work again soon, perhaps in the spring.

4182. Greenbank (22)

For every piece that I post on Natural Adventures from Greenbank, there are probably a further twenty or so that never actually make it, which gives you some idea of just how many pieces there are on this long wall (hoarding).

Stika, Greenbank, Bristol, November 2021
Stika, Greenbank, Bristol, November 2021

This rather unusual piece, but all the better for it, is by Stika, AKA Apex_aloy, who has made a couple of appearances on this blog before. Everyday objects can be a surprising inspiration for artists, as this ‘camcorder’ seems to be for Stika. Another artist who is inspired by everyday objects is Merny, and both uses colour to the max. There is a charm about this piece, and an artist’s signature to be proud of. I’ll be on the hunt to find another Stika piece soon.

4181. Cumberland Basin

This is the second Chill/Etza collaboration that I have posted on Natural Adventures, and as you will have noticed, the former of these two tattoo artists has been really busy on the streets of Bristol lately.

Chill, Cumberland Basin, Bristol, November 2021
Chill, Cumberland Basin, Bristol, November 2021

The left-hand side of the pair is by Chill, and features another of his quirky black and white carton characters, looking  little bit trippy if you ask me, judging from the mushrooms emanatinng from the character’s eyes. Set on a flaming orange background, the piece really stands out.

Etza, Cumberland Basin, Bristol, November 2021
Etza, Cumberland Basin, Bristol, November 2021

To the right is Etza’s contribution continues with the mushroom theme, but these are growing from a skull. Is it the same character as chill’s, only deceased? Who knows?. The skull again is rather cartoonish, and I reckon Etza could do with a little bit of advice from Laic217 on refining that jaw arrangement a little. This is a fun collaboration from these two, and I hope they continue to work together producing these vibrant pieces.

4180. M32 Cycle path (155)

Oof! I am absolutely loving these script writing pieces that Mena painted in the late autumn, and the departure from her customary blocky letters is inspired. It is so good when writers experiment with new styles, and this is a winning formula in my opinion.

Mena, M32 Cycle path, Bristol, November 2021
Mena, M32 Cycle path, Bristol, November 2021

Painted alongside fellow RBF artists, this is a real stunner. Looking like a neon sign, the clever horizontal fills are really effective. Also the sharp lines are so skilfully done. All in all a really classy piece.

4179. M32 roundabout J3 (378)

An artist, whose work I have photographed many, many times, but rarely, if ever posted on Natural Adventures is Dybe. Well I am putting that wrong right with this post today. I believe Dybe is part of the No Frills crew, and he has certainly been busy alongside Slim Pickings, Biers and Bags all over Bristol lately.

Dybe, M32 roundabout, Bristol, January 2022
Dybe, M32 roundabout, Bristol, January 2022

Dybe’s writing is superbly presented, and seems always to be very tight and clean. The letters are not the kindest for graffiti writing, but he always presents them really well. There is usually a little character that emerges somewhere in his letters, and in this piece it is on the ‘Y’. There are loads of elements to admire, such as the fades of colour fill, the brick wall and the drips. An all round excellent piece of writing. More to look forward to from Dybe.

4178. MoonStreet (90)

Without doubt, Moon Street is my favourite graffiti spot in Bristol. It was where I cut my teeth discovering the joys of the art form, taking little detours on my walks to work (I haven’t been to the office for nearly two years now, imagine that!). Although the frequency of new pieces in Moon Street has been low for some time, I still like to swing by now and again for old time’s sake.

Biers, Moon Street, Bristol, January 2022
Biers, Moon Street, Bristol, January 2022

Imagine my happiness when I came across this Biers piece on my most recent visit. I can’t think I have ever seen any of his work here before, so it was a double surprise. The piece adopts his WD40 moniker with a musician emerging from the ‘0’. The colours are nice and the whole thing really works for me. Great fun from Biers.