URBAN JUNGLE BEE
BE GREEN : LIVE WILD
THE INSPIRATION BEHIND THE BEE
Urban jungle bee was born out of a love for creating your own green spaces in a world that is becoming more over built and grey. For me as an artist I am most productive and inspired when surrounded by array of jungle plants, it's a love of textures, vibrant colours, and the energy that plants creates to help the imagination bloom.
I feel that everyone should be free to enjoy green spaces within the places they live and they should be encouraged to create green havens with their homes to boost mindfulness and creativity.
In my paintings I feel that this influence of texture and colour is replicated in the methods in which I use to paint, always actively avoiding block colour and creating fluidity and a personality within the details that are unique to my style. It was important for me to create an element of fun and surprise within my design which reflects how I have embraced Manchester and its diversity and culture. The Urban Jungle Bee is more than just some painted leaves, hidden within them you will find a range of creatures encouraging you look beyond the leaves and flowers and begin to explore the bee's landscape, I am an advocate for interactive art and I hope the bee allows you to stop and enjoy the moment.
The importance of the rainbow is symbolic for many reasons, for me without embracing vibrant colourful living I couldn't express myself as freely as an artist, more importantly through colour and being a 'rainbow hunter' I have been able to become part of an amazing community of creative individuals and host colour walks promoting my love for Manchester.