Bex Glover, Overton Road, Bristol, June 2019

2285. Overton Road (1)

It’s like busses… you can wait ever such a long time and then three come along in quick succession. This is the third recent piece I have photographed by Bristol artist Bex Glover who seems to be on a bit of a roll with her street work. Ordinarily she might be better known for her studio work and operates her business under the name Severn Studios but of course my interest is predominantly in her street murals.

Bex Glover, Overton Road, Bristol, June 2019
Bex Glover, Overton Road, Bristol, June 2019

This lovely commission is on the side wall of the Hobgoblin pub on the Gloucester Road and is made up of two panels. On the left is a beautiful raptor, wings unfolded, perching on a bent branch.

Bex Glover, Overton Road, Bristol, June 2019
Bex Glover, Overton Road, Bristol, June 2019

On the right hand panel we see another bird, possibly the same one, in full flight stretching out its double set of wings. There is something very lyrical about this mural which seems to be telling a story about nature in its full glory. Bex Glover is a fabulous artist and her illustrative style takes me back to my childhood and picture books.

The piece is a ‘selfie spot’ funded by the Gloucester Road Bristol Independent District which promotes the shops, cafes and other outlest in Gloucester Road.

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I am Stephen. I live in Bristol, UK. I decided to shorten my profile...to this: Wildlife, haiku, travel, streetart, psychogeography and my family. Not necessarily in that order.

8 thoughts on “2285. Overton Road (1)”

    1. Class indeed. I pass that way reasonably frequently. There is a new Mr penfold further on and Hoax and Mr Klue have done another piece above the Coop, but it may have been there a while.

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