2974. M32 Cycle path (61)

Sometimes artists break the mould and when they do, they can surprise us, andn that is exactly what Elvs has sone with this tight piece of writing on the M32 cycle path. Regular readers of Natural Adventures will note that this is far removed from what we might expect from the artist and is so refreshing to see. To give you some idea of what I mean, take a quick look at this gallery and you will understand what I am saying.

Elvs, M32 cycle path, Bristol, May 2020
Elvs, M32 cycle path, Bristol, May 2020

The five colour fill is very nicely done and the 3D shading consistent. Quite why he has changed his letters I don’t know, but it is quite commmopn for graffiti writers to do this. A nice little surprise that I wasn’t looking for.

2922. Richmond Street (3), Weston-super-Mare

Last August I took a day trip to Weston-super-Mare, just me and the dog, while my wife and daughter were holidaying in Greece and my son was doing his own thing. I had contrived to go to WSM so that I couls photograph the street art. The dog didn’t know that and was just grateful to have a whole day out sniffing and running. Most f the pieces in WSM are by JPS and this ‘young girl throwing a strop’ is one of the best in my view.

JPS, Richmond Street, Weston-super-Mare, August 2019
JPS, Richmond Street, Weston-super-Mare, August 2019

The story about this piece from JPS is that the young girl is having a strop because she has spilled her paint before she was able to paint the wall. There is so much to like about the composition, for example incorporating the drain pipe, let alone the quality of the stencil itself. Such a wonderful piiece. I can thoroughly recommend a trip to WSM for the street art alone.

2866. New Stadium Road (22)

This is one from the archives back in May 2019 and one of a whole bunch of not-yet-posted work from Rezwonk and Nightwayss. Over the coming weeks I will try to liberate more of these, but just this one for the moment.

Rezwonk, New Stadium Road, Bristol, May 2019
Rezwonk, New Stadium Road, Bristol, May 2019

From pretty much nowhere two years ago, Rezwonk has become one of Bristol’s most prolific graffiti writers, with a seemingly inexhaustable capacity to create great designs. This lovely piece, part of a collaboration with Decay, is notable for its sticky stuff between the Z and second E and its upside down R. It is all too easy looking at these obvious features to miss the nice background and silhouetted jagged landscape and the rather clever blurred outline that gives the top of the piece a kind of glowing quality. Worth the wait.

Decay, New Stadium Road, Bristol, May 2019
Decay, New Stadium Road, Bristol, May 2019

2862. Cheltenham 2019 (33)

Aah, this is a real beauty from T-Rex at the Cheltenham Paint Festival 2019. Three mischievous dinosaurs on the rampage in the Honeybourne Line tunnel, simply perfect. I said a short while ago that I don’t feature T-Rex nearly enou* in Natural Adventures and that this is another opportunity to put that right.

T-Rex, Paint Festival 2019, Cheltenham, September 2019
T-Rex, Paint Festival 2019, Cheltenham, September 2019

T-Rex is so adept at painting these characters that I expect she could do it in her sleep. For good measure she has complemented the rascals with a couple of fanged snakes for good measure. A lovely piece from the RAW (Read and Weep) artist.

2827. St Werburghs tunnel (160)

Elvs has spend a lot of productive time in St Werburghs tunnel this winter and created a crop of stunning pieces. I’m not sure about the significance of the bunch of grapes, but the leaves are more like those of an olive tree rather than a grape vine (#onlysaying).

Elvs, St Werburghs, Bristol, March 2020
Elvs, St Werburghs, Bristol, March 2020

Set on a yellow background, and sticking to his tried and tested formula of letter font and shapes, Elvs has a horizontal grading through the piece from pink to dark pink to brown. He has cleverly incorporated black 3D shading on the top half of the piece and yellow outlines at the bottom. This is another fine piece, but I have to say that I don’t think the yellow background does the whole thing any favours.