This month I flew out to Abidjan in the Ivory Coast for a group show with Artual gallery. It was an immense experience. I was out there also to paint some surf boards. With also in mind to do a collaboration with Ramon Aular – Google him and check his work out, he does this insanely huge golden paintings, Also I have added a few pictures he took whilst we were out there of local people with his work.
The weather was hot and was slightly hard getting hold of the materials that you are used to working with but this makes for a great combination of getting you out of your comfort zone! I painted the Mickey Mouse out there before the AC was installed so was dripping in sweat.
When coming to paint the surf board you always have an idea in your head. I sure did but when you are working on a different medium all your plans go out the window as mine did! Was happy with the end result and the little time that we had to spare to do them in.
It was an amazing experience and if you are out that way in January 2018 I have a solo show in Artual gallery. The space is so incredible!