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A CAT TOO FAR

A recent commission for a collector of money art, utilizing the transparent space on the newest five pound note.

First time painting money, definitely a weird one. Whilst we normally spray canvases that have their own cost, there’s an added pressure to literally painting on money and not wanting to screw up.

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I USED TO BE CRAP

I started out over a decade ago spraying the sort of thing most stencil artists cut their teeth on, which is running chopped up photos through a cocktail of Photoshop filters and spraying them with no regard for underspray or, indeed, overspray. I was painting dogs and cats before I was painting Pahnl dogs and cats but let’s take it back to the beginning. Here’s a snippet of some stencils from the early days…

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I think we can all agree this is very edgy and brought great change to the world. Okay, it didn’t but stencil art is intrinsically linked with politics and before I had my own voice, it’s all too easy to ape what everyone else is doing. Nevermind all the underspray or blotchy torch. Continue reading