I've always been fascinated by graffiti and street art, and I seek it out whenever I'm visiting a new city.
In fact, it is not uncommon to see me madly refreshing my browser, trying to acquire the latest limited edition Shepard Fairey print, or to see bold, brightly-colored pieces from street artists hung amidst the fashion illustrations and girly watercolors in my art studio!
Below are just a few Shepard Fairey prints I have framed, and hanging at home.
My new favorite artist though is See One, a Brooklyn street artist with a striking style. He works in both an abstract style he developed, called 'shards' and also has a cheeky, lovable, dragon character named 'Miru' - who I have quickly fallen in love with. Actually, Miru now has his own comic book - I'm waiting to get the first copy in the mail!
A while ago, I got to meet See One, interview him, and work with him at an event. Not only is he super talented, but he's smart, kind, and generous with his time and knowledge.
When I told See One about my love for street art he was sweet enough to take some time to show me how to achieve different effects on a large wall he was painting at the time. So you can expect to see a lot more spray art from me as I practice my skills!
If you love street art too, leave me a comment and tell me if there are any great pieces where you live!
And if you're ever in Paris, I can recommend the Street Art Tour by Paris Underground, and also just walking around Brooklyn in New York! Here are a few pics from my recent trips to both places!