I’m a figurative oil painter and have a fine art background but growing up in Bristol you can’t ignore graffiti. I got into graffiti around the age of 10 when I spray painted my next-door neighbours garage at a sleep over, much to my mothers delight. Even though I got into trouble I enjoyed doing it and my interest grew from there into what it is today. I like the boldness and immediacy of the medium. The signs and symbols I use tie in with some of my oil paintings.

Art work by Hardie