I have not yet met Lewse, which is regrettable, really. Everywhere you go in Bristol, the chances are that you will encounter a Lewse piece, and some of them have been about for a while. I think there is a lot of respect out there for Lewse’s work, and quite rightly so.
This is a rather wonderful piece of writing with a character in tow. The letters are large, clear, regular and superbly filled and finished and are bookended by the head and tail of Disney’s incarnation of Lewis Carroll’s Cheshire cat. Great colour scheme, and so very easy on the eye. Anither keeper from Lewse.
This is the last archive piece for a while and is from the much underrepresented artist on Natural Adventures, Lewse. I think I have rather a lot of her pieces lurking in my archives, and I hope to liberate them all in the fullness of time.
This one from the Deaner dates back to November 2017 and is full of colour and movement. Of course, no Lewse piece is complete without a cartoon character, and here she has incorporated Disney’s Goofy for good measure. A lovely piece from several years ago.
I always feel a little anxious visiting this spot, because I get these ridiculous images of falling into the river, and need to be extra vigilant. The anxiety is more than worth it in terms of the reward of some seriously excellent graffiti art. This lively piece is by Lewse.
The format is a common one for Lewse, with letters in her own font, beautifully filled and book-ended with a lovely Yogi Bear cartoon character. Lewse has definitely got these writing/cartoon character combos down to a tee. Always good to see her work.
I recently featured Footloose for the first time on Natural Adventures and said then that I would need to post more of her work and so, true to my word, here is another recent piece from her up on the M32 roundabout.
Her letters, spelling LEWSE, are always pretty clear to read and follow quite a standard pattern, with a long base on the L and a curl at the top of the W, so it is her colours, fills and patterns that distinguish one piece from the next. In this piece the letters are filled very nicely with different shades of blue in an array of different patterns from spots to drops to lines.
I don’t think I have ever really given Lewse nearly as much credit for her work as I ought to have done and will be trawling back through my archives when I have a bit of slack to find some older pieces.
Footloose, Lewse or Esooltoof (Footloose – geddit?) to use her Instagram handle, is so utterly underrepresented on Natural Adventures, something I must remedy at the earliest opportunity. I have a whole ton of her work in my archives from months and years gone by, but just haven’t posted anything until now.
This is a lovely example of her style, which is usually a uniform set of letters spelling LEWSE with an associated character, often drawn from popular cartoons. The lettering is painted in the colours of a Fruit Salad chew (sweets that you could buy 8 of for a penny when I was a boy), with really nice transitions between the yellows and pinks.
The character, Disney’s goofy, is expertly painted and clearly demonstrates Footloose’s talents as an artist. Let’s view this post as a beginning and not an end, where I can showcase more of her work past and future.