Tasha Bee

Keeping it colourful with this gallery of beautiful faces by Bristol artist Tasha Bee.

All photographs taken by Scooj

 

Tasha Bee, St Werburghs, Bristol, January 2019
Tasha Bee, St Werburghs, Bristol, January 2019
Soap and Tasha Bee, Stokes Croft, Bristol, January 2019
Soap and Tasha Bee, Stokes Croft, Bristol, January 2019
Tasha Bee, Stokes Croft, Bristol, January 2019
Tasha Bee, Stokes Croft, Bristol, January 2019
Tasha Bee, M32, Bristol, January 2019
Tasha Bee, M32, Bristol, January 2019
Tasha Bee, Dean Lane, Bristol, December 2018
Tasha Bee, Dean Lane, Bristol, December 2018
Tasha Bee and Soap, Dean Lane, Bristol, December 2018
Tasha Bee and Soap, Dean Lane, Bristol, December 2018
Tasha Bee, M32 Spot, Bristol, November 2018
Tasha Bee, M32 Spot, Bristol, November 2018
Tasha Bee, M32 roundabout, Bristol, November 2018
Tasha Bee, M32 roundabout, Bristol, November 2018
Tasha Bee, St Werburghs, Bristol, October 2018
Tasha Bee, St Werburghs, Bristol, October 2018
Tasha Bee and Soap, St Werburghs, Bristol, October 2018
Tasha Bee and Soap, St Werburghs, Bristol, October 2018
Tasha Bee, Fairlawn Road, Bristol, September 2018
Tasha Bee, Fairlawn Road, Bristol, September 2018
Tasha Bee, Dean Lane, Bristol, September 2018
Tasha Bee, Dean Lane, Bristol, September 2018
Tasha Bee, Dean Lane, Bristol, June 2018
Tasha Bee, Dean Lane, Bristol, June 2018
Tasha Bee, Dean Lane, Bristol, June 2018
Tasha Bee, Dean Lane, Bristol, June 2018
Mr Draws and Tasha Bee, Turbo Island, Bristol, August 2018
Mr Draws and Tasha Bee, Turbo Island, Bristol, August 2018
Mr Draws and Tasha Bee, Turbo Island, Bristol, August 2018
Mr Draws and Tasha Bee, Turbo Island, Bristol, August 2018
Soap, Tasha Bee and Face F1st, M32 roundabout, Bristol, August 2018
Soap, Tasha Bee and Face F1st, M32 roundabout, Bristol, August 2018
Tasha Bee, M32 roundabout, Bristol, July 2018
Tasha Bee, M32 roundabout, Bristol, July 2018
Tasha Bee, St Werburghs, Bristol, July 2018
Tasha Bee, St Werburghs, Bristol, July 2018
Tasha Bee, Dean Lane, Bristol, July 2017
Tasha Bee, Dean Lane, Bristol, July 2017
Face 1st and Tasha Bee, Brunel Way bridge, Bristol, June 2018
Face 1st and Tasha Bee, Brunel Way bridge, Bristol, June 2018
Tasha Bee, The Bearpit, Bristol, May 2018
Tasha Bee, The Bearpit, Bristol, May 2018
Hazard, St Werburghs tunnel, Bristol, January 2018
Hazard, St Werburghs tunnel, Bristol, January 2018
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1996. St Werburghs tunnel (60)

These two have collaborated a few times before and it is always a treat when they do. Somehow the styles of Tasha Bee and Mr Draws complement each other so well. Perhaps it is their love of lots of colour or their soft designs – I don’t know, but they work well together, and both such nice people too.

Tasha Bee, St Werburghs, Bristol, January 2019
Tasha Bee, St Werburghs, Bristol, January 2019

There is something rather happy about Tasha Bee’s face, perhaps the hint of a smile…an enigmatic smile maybe? This is great to see, as some of her faces seem quite serene or sad even. Not this one. Maybe my eye is distracted a little by the big grin of a Fiva piece which they have painted over.

Mr Draws, St Werburghs, Bristol, January 2019
Mr Draws, St Werburghs, Bristol, January 2019

I have said it countless times before, but I make no bones about saying it again, I will never tire of Mr Draw’s work and his relentless productivity. Even when he’s not spraying walls, he is always working on sketches or paintings. The including of an uncertain smilie adds to the charm of this piece. A lovely collaboration.

1984. Stokes Croft, Turbo Island (3)

Turbo Island has taken on a new lease of life since the PRSC (the People’s Republic of Stokes Croft) and associates tidied things up here. They should be really proud of the work they have done to set this wall up as a viable curated street art spot. Just look at this amazing montage of an old Sepr piece on the right, some monstrous advertising hoarding and an extraordinary collaboration by Soap, Hazard and Tasha Bee below it.

Soap, Hazard and Tasha Bee, Stokes Croft, Bristol, January 2019
Soap, Hazard and Tasha Bee, Stokes Croft, Bristol, January 2019

The collaboration itself is nicely balanced and colourful and combines three distinct but complementary styles.

Soap and Tasha Bee, Stokes Croft, Bristol, January 2019
Soap and Tasha Bee, Stokes Croft, Bristol, January 2019

Starting on the left is an interesting combination from Soap and Tasha Bee, who are collaborating a great deal at the moment. It is great to see Tasha Bee working on a different design, this time a rather pretty stylised cat.

Hazard, Stokes Croft, Bristol, January 2019
Hazard, Stokes Croft, Bristol, January 2019

In the centre of the collaboration is a magnificent grayscale portrait by Hazard…have I said yet how great it is to have her back in Bristol creating these beautiful artworks around the place? And those flowers and cacti bring an exotic touch and richness to the piece.

Tasha Bee, Stokes Croft, Bristol, January 2019
Tasha Bee, Stokes Croft, Bristol, January 2019

Finally, on the right hand side of the collaboration is a trademark Tasha Bee portrait looking on with deep serenity. This is how a great wall should look, and well done to the three artists who do so much to uplift the streets of Bristol.

1966. M32 roundabout J3 (118)

It is obvious from this collaboration combined with Instagram posts from each of these artists that they not only paint well together, but they are really good friends too. Jointly, Hazard and Tasha Bee are at the vanguard of female street art in Bristol, although if I am honest an artist’s gender to me is not as relevant as the quality of their work, both score highly on the latter measure.

Hazard, M32, Bristol, January 2019
Hazard, M32, Bristol, January 2019

The Hazard piece on the left is a copy of the one she painted in Stokes Croft a couple of weeks earlier and has that amazing blue and red shadow thing going on.

Hazard, Stokes Croft, Bristol, December 2018
Hazard, Stokes Croft, Bristol, December 2018

It is so good to have her in Bristol for a while because we get to see her work first hand, rather than via social media – I need to photograph her most recent piece this lunchtime (by the time you read this it was a couple of days ago).

Tasha Bee, M32, Bristol, January 2019
Tasha Bee, M32, Bristol, January 2019

The Tasha Bee piece on the right is in such a different style – flat rather than 3D and highly designed, fitting the ‘Tasha Bee brand’ if that makes any sense at all. I love the work of both of these artists, and although I have met Tasha Bee several times, I would love to meet Hazard too and see her at work. Wonderful collaboration.

1940. Dean Lane skate park (183)

Although not her best work technically, I love this piece by Tasha Bee in Dean Lane, because of the incorporation of the budlia bush as the character’s hair. I love it when artists incorporate the surroundings of a piece into the work, and Tasha has done it beautifully here.

Tasha Bee, Dean Lane, Bristol, December 2018
Tasha Bee, Dean Lane, Bristol, December 2018

I think that this was done as a little extra while she participated in a recent collaboration with Soap and Stupid Stupid Meathole, posted a week or two back. A quick one with that touch of magic.

1927. Dean Lane skate park (182)

These three, Tasha Bee, Soap and Stupid Stupid Meathole, seem to be getting on famously at the moment. This is a fine collaboration in Dean Lane with all three painting typical trademark work.

Tasha Bee and Soap, Dean Lane, Bristol, December 2018
Tasha Bee and Soap, Dean Lane, Bristol, December 2018

On the left is a serene figure by Tasha Bee, whose work seems to go from strength to strength and gain in confidence. The hair on this one is breathtaking. In the middle and on the right of the work are faces by Soap looking rather cheerful.

Stupid Stupid Meathole and Soap, Dean Lane, Bristol, December 2018
Stupid Stupid Meathole and Soap, Dean Lane, Bristol, December 2018

Sandwiched between the two Soap contributions are two rather weird looking faces by Stupid Stupid Meathole. On first inspection of these pink delights, I hadn’t noticed the teeth, but once I had spotted them, I couldn’t keep my eyes off them.

Stupid Stupid Meathole, Dean Lane, Bristol, December 2018
Stupid Stupid Meathole, Dean Lane, Bristol, December 2018

All in all a thoroughly delightful and light-hearted December collaboration from three very busy artists.

1870. M32 Spot (34)

Sadly I didn’t get to this lovely piece by Tasha Bee quickly enough before it had been tagged. Hers was not the only piece on this column that had been tagged, but that doesn’t make it any less annoying. I really do wonder what goes on in some people’s heads that they think it is ok to spoil deliberately other people’s work. I guess I’ll never really fully understand.

Tasha Bee, M32 Spot, Bristol, November 2018
Tasha Bee, M32 Spot, Bristol, November 2018

Here we have two of her serene characters, one atop the other, almost as if they are in a moment of meditation. A decent column piece from this prolific artist.