Today I had a day out in sunny Blackpool – and it was sunny too! Robin Ross, I understand, was tearing what little hair he has out on Friday evening, thinking that the whole weekend was going to be ruined by the weather. However, I ensured it would be warm and dry by wearing a thick fleecy and my raincoat!
So the artists painting today at Sand Sea and Spray 2013 had a good day. (I believe one or two people associated with the event had had a good night on Saturday, as well, and were nursing hangovers.) Unlike last year when I could only go on the Friday before most of the artists had got going, I was able to take quite a lot of photographs, both of them in action and also of finished pieces. As a result I am posting the photos in two batches.
Arriving by train I walked down to North Pier. (On the way I made my biggest mistake of the day by popping into a charity shop seeking original art and came out with three thick heavy books instead which I had to carry around in my bag all day. Silly boy!)
At the end of the North Pier I found Agent Provocateur aka AP spraying some pieces of cardboard for sale in the SSS shop in town. His panel had several of his familiar pieces. I loved his Three Graces.
Close by, Infected By Design was at work.
and also by Oliver Winconek.
On my way over to the Winter Gardens site, I saw a piece by French artist Kashink.
There were several artists working at the back of the Winter Gardens where there are panels fastened to the wall. Faunagraphic was chatting to friends as she worked on her beautiful piece. Unfortunately, I don’t know the name of the gentleman working next to her.
There’s something about Faunagraphic which doesn’t fit in with the stereotype of a street artist.
Toasters’ work features … er … toasters!
I then went further up the road on the way to the next site, but you’ll have to wait for Part 2 to see the photos from there.