3745. M32 Spot 115

I am struggling to keep up with the sheer volume of new pieces appearing in Bristol, which means that there are increasing delays in sharing some of the superb artwork with you. I have a time-lag on average of about two weeks between photographing and posting, by which time some of the pieces will have already been painted over. Fortunately, this collaboration from Pekoe and Bnie is still there for all to see.

Pekoe, M32 Spot, Bristol, June 2021
Pekoe, M32 Spot, Bristol, June 2021

This is a stunner from Pekoe, entitled ‘pink to make the boys wink’. The pink face, in three quarter profile, is following the trend of recent pieces with dotted hearts and circles on the cheeks and chin, and of course, no Pekoe piece is complete without voluminous hair decorated with little symbols and layered colours. A lovely portrait piece.

Bnie, M32 Spot, Bristol, June 2021
Bnie, M32 Spot, Bristol, June 2021

To the right of the portrait is some lovely writing from Bnie, who has been very active in recent months. The ‘bubblegum’ colours of the letters are blended beautifully, but once again it is her 3D shadow that steals the day. I must find her and watch her paint to see how she creates this wonderful effect.

A very nice collaboration on one of my favourite walls from this RBF duo.

3724. Cumberland Basin

This is another piece from a paint jam in April this year on the long wall at Cumberland Basin. I have posted a couple of pieces from the collaborative wall already, but this one from Bnie is a little gem that I left behind.

Bnie, Cumberland Basin, Bristol, April 2021
Bnie, Cumberland Basin, Bristol, April 2021

I don’t know an awful lot about Bnie and have never had the pleasure of meeting her, but the more of her work I see, the more I like it. The element that she absolutely excels at is the 3D shadow fills, which are usually patterned in a way that few other artists do. It is the part that gives her away, no signature needed. The colour scheme was replicated along the whole length of the wall by all the artists but worked particularly well for Bnie. Always good to see.

3648. Greenbank (7)

Set on the backdrop of a dramatic and moody sky is this lovely piece of graffiti writing from Bnie was painted a few weeks back during an RBF paint-in. Bnie is a writer whose work I really admire, it has a freshness and simplicity that works for me. That is not to say it is simple, far from it, more that it comes across cleanly and is easy to enjoy.

Bnie, Greenbank, Bristol, April 2021
Bnie, Greenbank, Bristol, April 2021

The colour combinations in the letters contrast nicely with the patterned 3D shadows, and the ‘tie-dye’ effect of purples and whites is quite magnificent – more of that please! There is only one thing that I’m not too fond of, and that is the chocolate brown decoration on the perimeter – it is not my favourite street art colour. All in all another blinder.

3643. M32 roundabout J3 (314)

This is a cheeky little number from Bnie on the M32 roundabout. Such is the distinctiveness of her style that she doesn’t have to write Bnie for us to know that it is hers. Brat will do.

Bnie, M32 roundabout, Bristtol, April 2021
Bnie, M32 roundabout, Bristtol, April 2021

I don’t recall properly meeting Bnie, although I think I might have watched her paint once before. Her colours are often beautifully matched and her 3D shadows filled with patterns and designs. That gallery is getting ever closer.

3612. M32 roundabout J3 (306)

Bnie has been painting quite a lot with her RBF crew recently and it is always great to see her nicely balanced letters and fills, and beautifully decorated 3D shadows that are a trademark feature of her work.

Bnie, M32 roundabout, Bristol, March 2021
Bnie, M32 roundabout, Bristol, March 2021

I don’t know if this wall was painted for a special occasion or whether it was part of a general paint jam, but there was a great turnout of artists and some fine work laid down. For me, this one from Bnie might just have been the pick of the bunch, it feels like her work is improving each time I see something new from her. The time for a gallery must be fast-approaching. I am really enjoying the incorporation of a mouth in the ‘B’.

3587. Greenbank (2)

I realise that although I have photographed quite a lot of pieces by Bnie over the years I haven’t posted all that many on Natural Adventures. In fact that could be said of a great many artists. There are only a handful of artists that I will post everything I have, and they are, in no particular order; Laic217, Inkie, Kid Crayon, Sled One and 3Dom… in fact there are others, but I just can’t remember them right now. I suppose that this places a kind of ranking in my own mind, but I don’t think that is necessarily the case.

Bnie, Greenbank, Bristol, March 2021
Bnie, Greenbank, Bristol, March 2021

This is a super piece of writing from Bnie with a really nice colour selection and 3D shadow shading. I like the way she has incorporated a little smile into the letter ‘B’ which is like a mash-up between Ryder and DFC1848. The way the colour shading works and the white accents work well together to give the whole piece a bit of a 3D lift. Note to self – post more Bnie work.

3328. St Werburghs tunnel (206)

Painted alongside RBF friend Pekoe, this is a rather nice and colourful piece by Bnie. If it weren’t for Adobe Photoshop, this piece would appear to be rather yellow due to the very awkward lighting conditions in the tunnel, and although not perfect, the adjustments are a truer representation of the colours of the piece than the original photograph.

Bnie, St Werburghs, Bristol, November 2020
Bnie, St Werburghs, Bristol, November 2020

Bnie always conveys a sense of fun and joy and has definitely done so with this piece, typified by the smiling mouth in the B that Ryder himself would be proud of. The colours are an interesting choice and I think they work well, but I am not certain about the darkness of the green. The 3D blocking is outstanding as always, made up of dozens of little black circles on a purple fill. Excellent work.

3069. M32 Cycle path (66)

As with so many artists, Bnie has been very active since the easing of lock down and I can’t ever remember a time when the frequency of her work has been as high as it is now. This all amounts to great news for fans of her beautiful writing.

Bnie, M32 cycle path, Bristol, July 2020
Bnie, M32 cycle path, Bristol, July 2020

In typical fashion, Bnie gives us a really tidy and clean BNIE with some complex and stylish fills. Her creativity and imaginative fills are her USP and she really leads the way with these patterned letters. A fine piece.

3042. Cattle Market Road (3)

A new piece from Bnie and something really quite different from her. Bnie is an artist that I love, particularly for the fills she uses in her letters. Well, in this large piece there are no letters, only fills on a geometrically divided background.

Bnie, Cattle Market Road, Bristol, June 2020
Bnie, Cattle Market Road, Bristol, June 2020

Five creative and beautifully consistent patterns have been cleverly distributed along the length of the hoarding and there is an oblique reference to cows (Cattle Market Road) in the black and white cow-print pattern. This is a fine piece and sits comfortably with the other artists in this magnificent outdoor gallery.

3022. Brunel Way bridge (36)

This is the first of five posts from this magnificent Black Lives Matters collaboration which was organised by Pekoe under the banner of the RBF (Resting Bface Crew) from a couple of weeks ago. This is an all female (plus one honorary female) collaboration and starts off on the left with the word BLACK by Bnie.

Bnie, Brunel Way, Bristol, June 2020
Bnie, Brunel Way, Bristol, June 2020

We are more used to seeing Bnie writing the letters of her name, but whatever she writes, the quality of her lettering and unique style of fills and 3D shading shine through every time. She is one of the tidiest writers I know of and consistency is a given. The green and black shading is absolutely stunning. The whole wall was amazing but as with all street art, it just didn’t last as long as it deserved… it was painted over a day or two ago.

RBF Crew + friends, Brunel Way, Bristol, June 2020
RBF Crew + friends, Brunel Way, Bristol, June 2020