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.

3175. Dean Lane skate park (351)

This superb collaboration from Dibz and Shade One was a precursor to their Cheltenham Paint Festival collaboration in the Honeybourne Line tunnel  painted last weekend. Unfortunately I didn’t get to see the finished Cheltenham piece, but was privileged to watch the pair working together.

Dibz and Shade One, Dean Lane, Bristol, September 2020
Dibz and Shade One, Dean Lane, Bristol, September 2020

This Dean Lane Piece is truly outstanding, and the quality of design and execution is of the highest order. I particularly like the blue bubbles, the largest of which provides the background for Shade One’s character on the right. What you see here is a near-perfect work from two very talented artists.

Dibz and Shade One, Dean Lane, Bristol, September 2020
Dibz and Shade One, Dean Lane, Bristol, September 2020

3170. M32 roundabout J3 (253)

I don’t think that this lovely character piece by DFC1848 lasted too long, so I was quite lucky to get a picture of it. The rabbit (?) face is another example of the diversity of pieces that DFC1848 is coming up with these days, having spend much of his first year of hitting walls concentrating on his now-familiar bear face.

DFC1848, M32 roundabout, Bristol, August 2020
DFC1848, M32 roundabout, Bristol, August 2020

I am enjoying his diversifying portfolio and I told him as much when I met him last weekend at the Cheltenham Paint Festival. One thing led to another during our conversation, and he has offered to accompany me when I decide to paint my first wall, an offer that I am giving very serious consideration, so watch this space carefully – I hope to have something to show you before the end of the year.

Meanwhile, DFC1848’s pieces are becoming more complex and he is incorporating new features, such as the little patch on the cheek of this rabbit. Geat to see a street art hunter/photographer giving it a go and improving with each effort. Hats off…

DFC1848, M32 cycle path, Bristol, June 2019
DFC1848, M32 cycle path, Bristol, June 2019

3157. St Werburghs tunnel (184)

I said that I would be posting more from CD.TC and I am true to my word. This is a recent piece from the farm end of St Werburghs tunnel. I can’t be sure how prolific the artist normally is, but during the latter part of this summer he has certainly managed to get out and paint walls a few times.

CD.TC, St Werburghs, Bristol, August 2020
CD.TC, St Werburghs, Bristol, August 2020

This is a rather fun blue character in a kind of cartoon style. I am not sure what it represents, if anything, but the white streak of smoke/condensation from his hand to form a cloud seems to be symbolic of something. Nice tidy, clean lines and some great decorative fills make this a worthy addition to the free gallery of art in the tunnel. Still more to come from the artist.

3152. Purdown HAA Battery (9)

An artist who hasn’t featured very much on Natural Adventures is CD.TC, but I am about to put that right over the next week or two.I don’t think he paints too much, but recently there has been a little rash of work, often alongside DazCat and Kool Hand.

CD.TC, Purdown, Bristol, July 2020
CD.TC, Purdown, Bristol, July 2020

This is a nice piece up at Purdown of a colourful character catching a little butterfly in a tin labelled CD.TC. I really don’t know where these artists get their ideas from, but maybe Purdown with its urban wildlife offers some inspiration. This is a tidy and beautifully sprayed piece from this rather under-represented artist.

3147. Lawrence Hill roundabout (14)

I may have mentioned in a recent post that unlike some other artists in Bristol, Rezwonk has been uncharacteristically quiet over the last six months, but seems to have awakened in recent weeks, and this new piece in Lawrence Hill is a fine example of what this great artist can do.

Rezwonk, Lawrence Hill, Bristol, August 2020
Rezwonk, Lawrence Hill, Bristol, August 2020

I have a feeling that this character is from the Muppets or Sesame Street but I am not sure which one. He is throwing some building blocks which spell out the word REZER. This is not the first Sesame Street piece that Rezwonk has painted here. Those with good memories might remember his Big Bird piece. Great to see this writer doing character pieces.

Rezwonk, Lawrence Hill, Bristol, February 2019
Rezwonk, Lawrence Hill, Bristol, February 2019

3142. Moon Street (84)

Moon Street still holds an important place in my heart. Although it rarely hosts ‘top end’ pieces it represents, for me anyway, the beating heart of the Bristol graffiti scene. The area around Moon Street is steadily being gentrified, and in time these images of street/graffiti art will be distant memories. I don’t recall seeing a Taboo piece in this street before, so I was thrilled to come across this one recently.

Taboo, Moon Street, Bristol, August 2020
Taboo, Moon Street, Bristol, August 2020

This new piece is beautifully laid out on a blue background that gives it some prominence. In typical fashion, Taboo’s unconventional lettering style spells out TABOO with a long-nosed character on the left and a ghostly face constituting the second O. As is often the case, there is a little shout-out to his girlfriend Amy. I’m really enjoying Taboo’s work at the moment.

3139. M32 roundabout J3 (250)

Corupt is an artist I have not yet met, although I have seen him up a ladder once or twice. His constant turnover of pieces has been on a long and progressive improvement over the years, and he is moving into the higher echelons of Bristol graffiti writers with his CORUPT or STIK letters.

Corupt, M32 roundabout, Bristol, August 2020
Corupt, M32 roundabout, Bristol, August 2020

This is a piece full of confidence and competence with some really interesting letter shapes, the introduction of a little character on the ‘C’ and a deep 3D shadow in white brown and tan colours. There are many things to admire in this clever work.

3128. St Werburghs tunnel (178)

I not only simply hate the new WordPress editor, I loathe it. Not only does everything take twice as long, but it constantly seems to try and give you what you want rather than letting you do what you want. Very, very annoying.

This is a cheerful little piece by DFC1848 in the tunnel, and yet another example of just how far his work has come over the last few months.

DFC1848, St Werburghs, Bristol, August 2020
DFC1848, St Werburghs, Bristol, August 2020

This is a reversion to his original character, but there is so much more in the way of decoration and experimentation, including some bubbles on the outside and two tones of blue for the body. There is so much more confidence and ease with his work now and this perfectly demonstrates that practice is the name of the game.

3119. M32 Spot (76)

From time to time I make assumptions on Natural Adventures. Sometimes they are right and at other times they are disastrously wrong, so I am a little nervous about sticking my neck out and suggesting that this piece is by Mutatee.

Mutatee, M32 Spot, Bristol, August 2020
Mutatee, M32 Spot, Bristol, August 2020

My doubt is that I haven’t seen anything painted by Mutatee before, only little resin models, but the blue-faced character is the same as hers. I realise that the character is from some TV show, so it is possible that another artist painted this. All part of the confusing street art landscape. I shall attribute this fun little piece to Mutatee until told otherwise.

Mutatee, Turbo Island, Bristol, November 2019
Mutatee, Turbo Island, Bristol, November 2019