3226. John Street (5)

When have I not liked a Kid Crayon piece? An easy answer… never. Some double negatives there, but what I am saying is that I love Kid Crayon’s work and this Archway piece in John Street is a real gem.

Kid Crayon, John Street, Bristol, September 2020
Kid Crayon, John Street, Bristol, September 2020

This open air gallery of ten archways is a fantastic showcase for some of Bristol’s great street artists and Kid Crayon has seized the opportunity and come up with this piece that resembles a stained-glass window. Crayon, cat, cup and cactus, are all here in this portrait piece set in front of a blue glass window. Absolutely wonderful.

3214. Brunel Way bridge (57)

Daz Cat seems to be a very social artist. A great many of his pieces are painted with friends such as Kool Hand and more recently Varo. This piece was one of several in a loose collaboration, more of a paint jam really.

Daz Cat, Brunel Way, Bristol, September 2020
Daz Cat, Brunel Way, Bristol, September 2020

I am quite enjoying Daz Cat’s writing/character combinations and in this one the cat on the right is holding up the letters on the left spelling out D CAT. His writing style is unusual, quite organic and irregular but somehow similar to his cat style.

Daz Cat, Brunel Way, Bristol, September 2020
Daz Cat, Brunel Way, Bristol, September 2020

The cat is a good one, and like so many of his cats seems to be wearing a woolly jumper. All in all another nice contribution from Daz Cat.

3199. M32 Cycle path (77)

There is no stopping Daz Cat these days and he seems to derive pleasure out of both quick throw up pieces and more considered cat characters. This one on the M32 Cycle path seems to be a bit of a blend of the two.

DazCat, M32 Cycle path, Bristol, September 2020
DazCat, M32 Cycle path, Bristol, September 2020

I expect this piece will make a further appearance with Thursday Doors sometime in the future so appologies in advance for the duplication. This alley cat looks quite at home in these surroundings, complete with its missing tooth and slightly unkempt appearance. Another one for the collection.

3165. St Werburghs tunnel (185)

I am enjoying these full-length pieces from Daz Cat that he seems to be working on at the moment, it gives the characters so much more personality and offers scope for the artist to develop that personality.

DazCat, St Werburghs, Bristol, August 2020
DazCat, St Werburghs, Bristol, August 2020

This is rather a fun piece at the farm end of St Werburghs tunnel that shows a cat reading a right-wing newspaper, and suggests that readers of such papers are mugs. I would love to get all political about this, but it is a Monday morning and I am a little tired, so you can all rest easy. I love the way Daz Cat has painted the clothes on this character. A really nice piece.

3129. North Street

Sometimes you have to be patient, and with photographing shutter pieces this can be particularly true. I have known about this wonderful cat mural by Kin Dose for a long time, it was painted during lock down, but every time I visited until recently the shop was open and the shutter up.

Kin Dose, North Street, Bristol, July 2020
Kin Dose, North Street, Bristol, July 2020

This delightful cat was commissioned by ToyVille on North Street and is a fantastic permanent addition to the cluster of amazing pieces in this area of Bedminster. I don’t know if it is deliberate, but the cat is staring straight across the zebra crossing, giving pedestrians ‘the eye’.

Kin Dose, North Street, Bristol, July 2020
Kin Dose, North Street, Bristol, July 2020

Kin Dose is simply one of the best and his technique of airbrush spray painting enables him to add the most incredible fine detail to his pieces, especially good for fur and whiskers. This piece is situated immediately to the right of his kingfisher commission that was painted a few days before.

Kin Dose, North Street, Bristol, May 2020
Kin Dose, North Street, Bristol, May 2020

3123. M32 Cycle path (70)

When DazCat posted this piece on Instagram he accompanied it with the following words ‘Tried something new, perspective is tricky!’. To me though I think he did a fabulous job.

Daz Cat, M32 Cycle path, Bristol, August 2020
Daz Cat, M32 Cycle path, Bristol, August 2020

Although Daz Cat does write from time to time he is definitely better known for his cats, dogs and other animals. The perspective works pretty well in this piece, but I am slightly perplexed that I can’t properly read the writing. I’ll let you work it out for yourselves.

Daz Cat, M32 Cycle path, Bristol, August 2020
Daz Cat, M32 Cycle path, Bristol, August 2020

The cat is something altogether More Daz Catty. Propped up against the letters the rather bored, sullen or sad looking cat is passing the time drinking from a bottle (of milk perhaps?). Overall this is a nice piece, slightly understated, that should give the artist confidence to try more experimental work in future.

3098. Purdown HAA Battery (6)

Well hello boys! Daz Cat has done himself proud with this new sassy female cat up at Purdown Battery. It is really clever how by changing a few features slightly, the gender of the cat can be changed. I guess it is mostly in the eyes and mouth that male becomes female or vice verse.

Daz Cat, Purdown Battery, Bristol, July 2020
Daz Cat, Purdown Battery, Bristol, July 2020

In an Instagram post Daz Cat said that there will be more girl cats coming soon. I am thoroughly looking forward to that. I have a few more cats from the artist yet to post, so watch this space.

3084. Cowmead Walk (3)

Beautiful to behold but difficult to photograph is this excellent middle section of a new collaborative wall by Sepr and to its left is a 3Dom piece already posted and to the right a Feek piece yet to be posted.

Sepr, Cowmead Walk, Bristol, July 2020
Sepr, Cowmead Walk, Bristol, July 2020

This is definitely one for the animal lovers, with a character cat, mouse and canary, key components of a cartoon caper. I am not fully clear what the story here is, but the cat seems to be holding a ladder for the canary with a key to its cage resting on its ‘ear’  and a screwdriver which it is using to undo the hinges of the cage door. Meanwhile a mouse has trapped its tail in a cheesy mouse trap.

Sepr, Cowmead Walk, Bristol, July 2020
Sepr, Cowmead Walk, Bristol, July 2020

the red backdrop contains a shelf with a menagerie of small animals in various containers, beautifully painted as a subtle background to the main event. This is a brilliant piece from Sepr which brings to life his illustrative skills and story-telling ability. Great work.