‘I am an artist working across various mediums and scale – I’m known for spray painted figurative murals from canvas sized up to 100ft high street pieces.’
‘I started painting at the now infamous Barton Hill Youth Club in Bristol in the 80s in amongst the then underground art form of graffiti. I studied Graphic Design and Illustration at college back in 1990 and went on to establish a design agency in Bristol then became a freelance art director. I was interviewed for a book (Children Of The Can – 25 Years of Bristol Graffiti) by the author Felix Braun which brought me somewhat crashing out of my 18 year retirement to me painting now full time.
I am known for my photorealistic figurative murals of mainly women. I try to create a visual narrative within my paintings of thoughtfulness and reflection that I very much leave open to interpretation. This wall for Upfest 2016 is one of my most popular: http://www.artring.it/cassie-meder-by-jody-in-bristol-uk/
Artists are generally multidisciplinary with multiple skills - which skill do you wish you practise do more often?
I have collaborated with some really great artists over the years but would love to do something with someone like Etam Cru or the photographer Nick Knight.