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Cat graffiti

Cat on Lilo by Sweet Toof / Rowdy / Saint

Around and about (IV)

Walking around town, my eyes are continually drawn to the wide spectrum of artwork produced by either local or passing-through street artists. Report, photography and imagining by HOT’s Zelly Restorick.

Horse graffiti

Horse stencil by Stewy

On a train the other day, looking out of the window, I saw building after building – factories, industrial estates, shops, retail parks – displaying their naked, dull, unimaginative, blank walls and I had a wonderful, uplifting, colour-filled vision. I imagined a connection between these blank potential canvases and the artists (local or on their travels), art colleges and schools creating a world where these unimaginative walls were decorated with amazing, soul-inspiring artwork.

Lister graffiti

Face by Anthony Lister

Imagine a world where we walked around and everywhere we went, there was art to enjoy or inspire or capture our attention or make us think or feel. Sculptures and paintings and a myriad of uniquely personal creative expressions of our lives.

Bike lockers

To awaken and enliven our eyes and connect with our spirits, as an alternative to the monotony of the monotone!


Stencils by Plonka

Exterior decorating. Making our external urban environment more stimulating. Inspiring. Thought provoking. Aesthetically pleasing.


Quirky by Saint

All for the fun of it… and free.

Setting art free!

Smiling rabbit

Shutter by Sweet Toof / Rowdy / Shuby

Appreciation and gratitude – from me to all the street artists – who I feel brighten up both our streets and our lives.

Thinking woman

By the way, if you are the artist of any of the above artwork and you’d like to be acknowledged / credited, please contact me via the Comments form below – and I’ll happily add your name into the article. * * Thank you to Deletism [see Comment below] for letting me know. Still a couple of blanks, if anybody knows the artists’ identities.

Love Cafe wall by Thad Skews and Jigsaw Nursery

Love Cafe's wall by Thad Skews and Jigsaw Nursery


Posted 15:18 Wednesday, Dec 4, 2013 In: Around and about


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  1. Deletism

    In order…

    Cat on Lilo is by Sweet Toof/Rowdy/Saint
    Horse Stencil is by Stewy
    Face by Anthony Lister
    Terrible stencils by Plonka
    Quirky by Saint
    Shutter by Sweet Toof/Rowdy/Shuby

    Comment by Deletism — Friday, Dec 6, 2013 @ 11:28

  2. Sally Walton

    I’m a big fan too

    Comment by Sally Walton — Thursday, Dec 5, 2013 @ 11:14

  3. Alison Cooper

    Nice one Zelly- totally agree with you….more street art work please!

    Comment by Alison Cooper — Wednesday, Dec 4, 2013 @ 16:38

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