On the Paisley Road

I decided to head down to Paisley this morning to see Mark Worst’s latest piece of work. I was very impressed with the painting of his mate Scott. It’s in a little ‘garden’ area next to Leisureland on the High Street, some may remember his mural with a fox on the same wall.

Walking along Paisley High Street towards Leisureland, I noticed that the Little Book Transfer murals are still there on the empty shops, they can be seen on the LBT page here.

While I was on the Paisley Road I stopped off at the Pacitti Community Gardens to see Rogue-One’s latest work. This spectacular piece attracted plenty of media interest, it was on the front page of the Scotsman, in the Evening Times on Tuesday 19th March and The Metro even covered the story, well earned praise indeed.  Also on Paisley Road West is another nice community mural created by Rogue-One and EJEK using a design created by the local school pupils, as you can see, there was bright sunlight when I took this image, I’ll return later and get a better shot.

I will add all these images into the relevant pages in The Artists section.

Artist in DEV’elopment

I’ve been busy at the Tron Theatre, over the weekend volunteering at Celtic Connections 2019, I’ve had a great time and met some really nice and interesting people, and I’m looking forward to being involved in the rest of the festival.

Today I managed to get out and about a bit and had to take a trip to Paisley where I came upon two good Murals by Shaun Deveney, aka DEV on the walls of a Spar shop on Rowan Street. The one on the rear wall depicts Emily Coxhead, who runs a newspaper called The Happy Newspaper, which aims to celebrate all that’s good in the world.

Clearly visible, as you approach the shops, is a very good photorealistic mural depicting James Goodfellow, of Paisley, who patented the first ATM and created the first pin code and was awarded an OBE in 2006. It’s ironic that despite many of us using his invention daily basis, the 79-year-old said that he earned just around £10 from the patent, and has not made a penny more from it since.  There is a little video on Shain’s Facebook page about its creation.

I think that DEV will become more prominent as he develops his techniques, I have seen videos of his experiments and I think he is worthy of inclusion in The Artists section of the site.

Artistic Paisley

Briony, my daughter-in-law, and Graeme’s pal Stephen Frew let me know that they had seen some pretty good murals in Paisley, so after a wee bit of research, I headed off by train from Glasgow Central for a 5km trail capturing some pretty good images.  Thanks should go to Briony and Stephen for tipping me off.  You can follow the trail here.