This wall was painted my the irrepressible Nightwayss during the Easton Art Trail and can be found on a small road just off the dog-leg of Devon Road. It is a wonderfully creative piece, with a tortoise carryinga boogie box on his back.
As with all Nightwayss’ pieces there is a monkey, in fact there are two, playing with the casette door and buttons. I am thoroughly enjoying his work at the moment which is usually presented in blacks and greys with splashes of colour to lift the whole thing. He is being a very, very busy man.
This is the second of a pair of pieces by Dabuten Tronko in Easton which I came across recently. The wall had previously had a rather unattractive throw up on it and the improvement brought about by this work is immeasurable.
I am very fond of these deconstructed rowing boat pieces by Dabuten Tronko, and it is great that he has visited Bristol on a couple of occasions in the last year – I wonder if he has contacts here as it is quite unusual for visitors to paint in Easton, they tend to go to the more common spots at the M32 or Dean Lane. I hope he returns again before too long.
Set against dramatic skies, that I don’t recall being as dramatic as they look in these pictures, is one of the greatest murals in Bristol to date. This is a masterpiece by the utterly brilliant fine artist Andrew Burns Colwill.
Taking up an entire wall of an end-of-terrace building the mural depicts a fabulous representation of the diverse cultural heritage of Easton. This is a part of Bristol that has embraced multi-culturalism and celebrates it with an annual feast.
I am not fully acquainted with all the characters that ABC has depicted here but I am pretty sure that they will be well known characters and figureheads from the Easton community.
I love the feast, I love the celebration, I love the sky and I love Andrew Burns Colwill. I truly believe he is one of the great story tellers of our city and he tells the stories through his vivid paintings. A true gent and a man I admire greatly – Andrew Burns Colwill is one of the outstanding talents of the city and represents much about its outspoken independence, its unique place in the UK, its tolerence, its rage, its compassion and acceptance.
Another lovely piece from the extraordinary outdoor gallery, AKA Devon Road. This cat in a deckchair is by one of the godfathers of Bristol street art – Rowdy, and contains all his hallmarks, as you can see from looking at this previous post.
I think that there is at least one other artist involved in this piece, but somewhat disconnected from our feline friend. I am not sure who the artist is.
There is something wonderfully laid back and ‘Bristol’ about the work of Rowdy. Highly accomplished, distinctive, relaxed and mildly anarchic – great stuff.
I’m just so excited about Devon Road and the wealth of street art that it offers, that I am having to contain myself and even out my posts a bit. This is a lovely piece by Deamze of Ren and Stimpy – a cartoon show I rarely watched. Somehow it works really well on this alley wall, and even the door in the middle of the piece fails to disrupt it.
I am more used to seeing the wildstyle writing that I associate with Deamze, but occasionally he does these character pieces, and has an extraordinary talent for them.
A new location for me. I found out about this incredible road in Easton through a friend of mine who wondered if I had heard about a community project, the purpose of which was to brighten up Devon Road. I looked up the community Facebook page, and was astonished that this was completely off my radar. I decided to check it out…what delights!
The main part of the road is a regular Bristol street, but at the Northern end it has a dogleg tracking West, which is actually a lane with two long terraces backing onto it. Each terraced house has a yard with walls and doors opening out into Devon Road. It is these walls and doors that are being sprayed. Everyone is happy. The street artists have walls to spray and there is little tagging here as it is a bit off the beaten track. The residents have the benefit of some beautiful works going up on their properties and the whole area looks vibrant, especially on a lovely sunny day.
My first post from Devon Road is a stunning piece by Aspire. This, in my view, is one of his finest. The birds are a blue tit on the left, and a coal tit (I think) on the right. Just fabulous. I am now on the hunt for a blue macaw that I know he has recently sprayed. I will find it.