Heaven can wait

 

Breathe in the smooth air

take my fill of oxygen

blue sky and big wheel.

 

by Scooj

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506. M32 roundabout J3 (23)

This is a happy piece by The Addicted Doodler and was part of a bigger ASK crew jam back in sunny June of this year. It was one of the most memorable collaborations of the year and In my view utterly brilliant. Other artists included Aspire, Kid Crayon and SPZero76.

The Addicted Doodler, M32 roundabout, Bristol, June 2016
The Addicted Doodler, M32 roundabout, Bristol, June 2016
The Addicted Doodler always makes me smile with his strong colours and shapes. And just looking at this piece, I think he is responsible for a whole load of unattributed pieces in my archive of pictures. Probably time to do some more digging.

505. Raleigh Road, Tobacco Factory (5)

This is a beautiful piece of art that I think had been painted for Upfest 2015, although I am not certain. I took the photographs a little while ago, and the wall has since been painted over.

Andrew Burns Colwill, Raleigh Road, Bristol, April 2016
Andrew Burns Colwill, Raleigh Road, Bristol, April 2016
The work is by Andrew Burns Colwill, a Bristol fine artist whose watery paintings have an incredible serenity and dream-like quality about them. I didn’t know much of the artist until I read his extraordinary bio on his website, and it really is worth a quick click and read.

Andrew Burns Colwill, Raleigh Road, Bristol, April 2016
Andrew Burns Colwill, Raleigh Road, Bristol, April 2016
Of course, I particularly like this piece because it has fish in it and I am very fond of fish. (Note to self – do a street art fish special some time). Andrew’s touch is delicate and detailed, and beautifully captures the movement in the piece. One of my favourites of the year.

504. Armada Place (4)

Some more writing today, this time from one of the less prominent graffiti artists in Bristol, ‘Subtle’. On first appearance this looks like quite a raw piece of work and could easily be missed, but on closer inspection, it is a fine sophisticated piece of writing.

Subtle, Armada Place, Bristol, January 2016
Subtle, Armada Place, Bristol, January 2016
Nothing much lasts very long on these hoardings, and I would guess that I only ever capture about 20% of what appears here, which gives you some idea of the volume of spraying that happens every week across Bristol…certainly way too much to write about it all. I am pleased to have photographed this when I did though.