32. Hillgrove Street (2)

On a wall opposite the Phlegm mural, previously featured, is a beautiful stencil of a tabby cat.

Beastie, Hillgrove Street, Bristol, August 2015
Beastie, Hillgrove Street, Bristol, August 2015

The cat, by Beastie, an artist from Gloucester, has left its blue paw prints behind. This is a lovely and somewhat understated work.

Beastie has been nicknamed the Banksy of Gloucester by the local media, and he would appear to be both prolific and popular.

 

7/10

31. Leonard Lane (3)

This is a rather topical stencil which is by Stewy, whose dodo can also be found in Leonard Lane.

Stewy (DJ Derek), Leonard Lane, Bristol, August 2015
Stewy (DJ Derek), Leonard Lane, Bristol, August 2015

Stewy’s work includes stencils of iconic figures, and this one is of a well known celebrity in Bristol. DJ Derek is a 73 year-old disc jockey who plays sets in pubs and clubs in the Bristol area, and has also played at Glastonbury.

He went missing on 23 July this year, and has still not been found. Many fear the worst.

This stencil was produced before DJ Derek went missing, and the added graffiti makes sense when you understand the back-story.

7/10

30. North Street, No.222

With many thanks to a friend who told me about this tiny ‘shock wave’ by JPS, that is missed by most who walk this street. The pictures may give you some idea of scale.

JPS, Shockwave, North Street, Bristol, September 2015
JPS, Shockwave, North Street, Bristol, September 2015

In Weston-super-Mare, where JPS comes from, there is a full scale version of the same work on the side of a shop.

JPS, Shockwave, North Street, Bristol, September 2015
JPS, Shockwave, North Street, Bristol, September 2015

Weston-super-Mare is of course also playing host to Banksy’s Dismaland exhibition.

JPS, Shockwave, North Street, Bristol, September 2015
JPS, Shockwave, North Street, Bristol, September 2015

More JPS here and here, and also take a look at a great JPS post from Street Art Rat.

8.5/10

29. High Kingsdown (2)

Nick Walker, Rapunzel
Nick Walker, Rapunzel

Only a stone’s throw away from the new Unify stencil, is a memorable work by one of Bristol’s most celebrated street artists.

Nick Walker was born in 1969 (which makes him almost as old as me) and has become a world famous artist, having emerged from the Bristol graffiti scene in the early 1980s. He tends to use stencils and freehand, and many of his works will be found in more than one place. More about Nick Walker can be found here.

 

Nick Walker, Rapunzel
Nick Walker, Rapunzel
Nick Walker, Rapunzel
Nick Walker, Rapunzel

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This particular mural is known as ‘Rapunzel’ and features a recurring theme in his work of a ‘vandalism’ motif with a heart. It appeared in August 2008.

I will be posting more of his Bristol murals in time.

8/10

28. Baffins Lane car park, Chichester

My mother told me I really should go and check out a beautiful bird mural in the centre of Chichester when I was visiting a week or two ago, so I did.

ROA, Baffins Lane Car Park, Chichester, August 2015
ROA, Baffins Lane Car Park, Chichester, August 2015

The mural, which overlooks the Baffins Lane car park, is by ROA, and was created during the Chichester street art festival in 2013.

ROA, Baffins Lane Car Park, Chichester, August 2015
ROA, Baffins Lane Car Park, Chichester, August 2015

Although his work appears throughout Europe and beyond, little is known about the artist from Ghent, Belgium.

ROA, Baffins Lane Car Park, Chichester, August 2015
ROA, Baffins Lane Car Park, Chichester, August 2015

He specialises in pictures of animals, often gracefully contorted in death poses. These birds however, are very much alive. I will have to look out his work in Bristol.

ROA, Baffins Lane Car Park, Chichester, August 2015
ROA, Baffins Lane Car Park, Chichester, August 2015

 

 

26. Churchtown, St Agnes

This brilliantly executed street art is one of my favourites of its type. Simple, witty and anarchic. I wrote a Haiku about it a little while ago.

There is not a lot of street art or even graffiti in this part of Cornwall, so this is a bit of a rarity

There is no point in trying to find out who did it, as I think it is a creative one-off.

7/10