4877. Brunel Way (186)

Logoe, Brunel Way, Bristol, November 2022
Logoe, Brunel Way, Bristol, November 2022

For once, Logoe came to Bristol and dropped only one piece, as far as I can make out. I believe he might have visited with his Mrs, whose piece lies next to this one. That is speculation based on second-hand information, and since Logoe has no social media presence, it is difficult to confirm one way or the other.

Logoe, Brunel Way, Bristol, November 2022
Logoe, Brunel Way, Bristol, November 2022

Not only am I late in posting this sensational Halloween piece, but I think that Logoe was late in painting it. This has all the ingredients of a top piece of writing, with Logoes characteristically slim script letters on a fiery background and festooned with a band of colourful ovals. A rather cute ghost character tops off the piece beautifully. A great Hlloween festival piece from Logoe.

4850. Coach and Horses

Bnie, Coach and Horses, Bristol, November 2022
Bnie, Coach and Horses, Bristol, November 2022

This post gives you an indication of how long it takes me to process a piece from seeking it out, to photographing it, to preparing it, to posting it. In this case it has taken about a month, and that is why you are seeing a Halloween piece on 30 November. My apologies.

Bnie, Coach and Horses, Bristol, November 2022
Bnie, Coach and Horses, Bristol, November 2022

This is by the outstanding writer Bnie whose work grows on me more and more with each piece I see. The letters were painted as part of an RBF Halloween paint jam, which has been the source of some great content for Natural Adventures. Fantastic letter shapes and great colours are perfectly presented, together with the spooky scene playing out in the fill, and is exactly what you want from a Halloween piece. Woooo!

4828. Brunel Way (180)

Stivs, Brunel Way, Bristol, November 2022
Stivs, Brunel Way, Bristol, November 2022

Writing about street art and graffiti here on Natural Adventures isn’t a very slick operation. Because of the volume of artwork appearing on the streets of Bristol every day, it is pretty much impossible for me to keep up and report on pieces photographed yesterday or the day before. The time-lag is about three weeks, and that is why you are seeing this magnificent Halloween piece from Stivs on 21 November!

Stivs, Brunel Way, Bristol, November 2022
Stivs, Brunel Way, Bristol, November 2022

As ever, the calligraffiti offered by Stivs is of the highest order, and spells out ‘Halloween’, in the colours of the festival – green, purple and orange. It is funny how these colours have become adopted as the colours of Halloween… I guess the orange and green come from the pumpkin, and the purple is just a colour that complements them well. Anyhow, this is an absolute belter from Stivs.

4809. Coach and Horses

Hazard, Coach and Horses, Bristol, November 2022
Hazard, Coach and Horses, Bristol, November 2022

It is too easy in life to take things for granted, and sometimes we need something to remind us that special places, people and events are happening all around us all the time, if only we woke up and appreciated them. I had such an awakening yesterday, when photographing this Halloween paint jam from the RBF crew on the wall of the Coach and Horses. This spot is easy to drive past, but very difficult to stop and park near, but thankfully I found some obliging double yellow lines that I occupied for five minutes.

Hazard, Coach and Horses, Bristol, November 2022
Hazard, Coach and Horses, Bristol, November 2022

Hazard is a phenomenon. Her work goes from strength to strength and this recent Halloween portrait is absolutely exceptional. The detail, the shading which provides depth, and the expression are flawless. I love this piece and Hazard’s work, and I do not take it for granted, rather I see it as a privilege that I get to see her work on a regular basis. Brilliant.

4091. Horfield skate park (7)

In this Halloween stencil piece from John D’oh we see a depiction of the ghastly Priti Patel as a witch on a broomstick, and I can honestly say it is a depiction that I thoroughly approve of, although her ideology and persona are rather more frightening than a regular witch.

John D'oh, Horfield skate park, Bristol, November 2021
John D’oh, Horfield skate park, Bristol, November 2021

Accompanied with the words ‘Happy Halloween idlers’ and a little silhouette of a power station belching out CO2, the piece does nothing for Priti Patel’s reputation. Although she is highly unlikely ever to see this piece, is is yet another contemporary record made by John D’oh chronicling these dark days of conservative government that seem to be squeezing the life and joy out of our country. It really is time for a change and a breath of fresh air, but unfortunately the UK is essentially a conservative country, and little Britain will be very slow to change.

4061. M32 Spot (124)

Feek doesn’t paint nearly as a often as I would like him to, but just often enough to keep me interested and on my toes. Dean Lane Hardcore and Halloween seem to be occasions that he likes to mark. The other thing about Feek’s work is that, like many other street artists, it is very often associated with skating.

Feek, M32 Spot, Bristol, November 2021
Feek, M32 Spot, Bristol, November 2021

This long wall is part of the M32 Spot DIY skate park, and tends to get fairly marked fairly quickly. Feek has made a little joke with his letters, spelling out M32 OOOH, in a ghostly way to mark Halloween, and in the centre of the piece is a nice big pumpkin.

Feek, M32 Spot, Bristol, November 2021
Feek, M32 Spot, Bristol, November 2021

The pumpkin is cleverly painted, incorporating a hole in the panel as the open mouth of the scary fruit. The writing is covered in warts and eyes providing a cartoony scary scene, just what Feek does so well. A nice seasonal piece.

4049. St Werburghs tunnel (265)

I have a feeling that this mask-like face may have been a Halloween piece from Laic217, at least it was certainly painted around that period at the end of October. The piece is far from typical of Laic’s work but contains his recognisable style.

Laic217, St Werburghs, Bristol, November 2021
Laic217, St Werburghs, Bristol, November 2021

Set on a vibrant pink background the grey scale demon stares out from the wall menacingly. The mask-like structure is rather static and fixed, which is different to most of his other work which tends to be full of animation and movement. Great to see something a little bit different.

4029. Stokes Croft

This outstanding Frankenstein’s monster piece is definitely a Halloween contribution from Kosc, an artist on fire at the moment. Look at how the piece stands out and demands to be looked at against the dreary backdrop of hoardings and buffed wall outside the Blue Mountain.

Kosc, Stokes Croft, Bristol, October 2021
Kosc, Stokes Croft, Bristol, October 2021

This series of greyscale pieces set on an orange background is becoming a bit of a strong theme in Kosc’s portfolio, and a thoroughly enjoyable one at that. There is great use of tone in this piece, providing depth and facial contours that lift the features on the monster’s face so well.

Kosc, Stokes Croft, Bristol, October 2021
Kosc, Stokes Croft, Bristol, October 2021

I first came across this artist’s work in Moon Street, which runs parallel with Stokes Croft at the back of Blue Mountain, and it would seem that this is a spot favoured by Kosc. This is good news indeed, because few artists seem to bother with the area these days, compared to a few years ago. Great stuff, and enjoy a spooky evening.

4028. Sparke Evans Park (16)

A bit of a scary monster piece from Tack Jucker, or is it a hippopotamus kind of creature? I prefer to plump for the former, because it is Halloween today, and it is always nice to mark the occasion. Generally speaking the Halloween pieces that have been painted this week won’t appear on Natural Adventures for a little while, so I am simply cheating a little.

Tack Jucker, Sparke Evans Park, Bristol, October 2021
Tack Jucker, Sparke Evans Park, Bristol, October 2021

Tack has really entered the Bristol stage with a bit of a bang, and his character pieces add another little something special to the array of artistic talent in the city. There is a lot of expression in this piece, and it is achieved with the minimum of paint colours – four that I can see (black, red, and two shades of light grey-green). A nice, quick one that is helping this young artist make his mark.

4017. M32 roundabout J3 (354)

This is a very appealing colour selection for this fiery Pekoe piece on the M32 roundabout. Another interesting feature is that Pekoe has given us more than just a portrait, which is the norm with her work, and we have the top halfI  of the character.

Pekoe, M32 roundabout ,Bristol, October 2021
Pekoe, M32 roundabout, Bristol, October 2021

I think that this might be an early Halloween piece, or it is simply a cheeky devil, either way it is nice to see, and I love the little winged orange emoji-type thing. Brace yourself for a season of Halloween pieces, which seem to be getting more and more popular every year.