If you havent already tried one of the London Walks I highly recommend 'The Street Art Walk' which is a very valuable £9 and takes place every Saturday afternoon. Getting close up and personal with not just Banksy but an array of other talented artists left me feeling inspired and ready to attack my creativity for 2015. Here's a few favourites...
Starting from Liverpool Street, our first stop sits just off a corner of Middlesex Street where the famous Petticoat Lane market takes place.
Ben Eine's alphabetic display when deciphered says "sell the house, sell the kids, sell the wife". It portrays the expense a corporate lifestyle can have - a very fitting location as well - right on the edge of the city.
This wall is the combination of two street artist - Ben Slow and Carl Cashman just beside Sunday Up Market.
These black and white Tim Burton-like illustrations are typical of artist Phlegm and are visible around London.
Look closer and you'll find one of the Queen's Beefeaters taking a recess for some break dance. He hangs his coat up on the building's framework. Apparently this comes alive at night when the near by street lamp illuminates the painted shadow. Painting by Argentine artist Martin Ron.
An etching scratched into a white washed window.
Inkie - a Bristol bred artist and former peer of Banksy.
Highlighting perhaps the most current issue in the news this week since the tragedies in Paris. It demonstrates how artists are so quick to respond to political and social issues.
The mastery here is the close up brush strokes you get on one side of the street and the Chuck Close style portrait you receive on the other. Artist Adnate sings out his australian routes with the warmth of the red and orange paints and reflection of the outback in the sunglasses.
FYI - All of these photos have no photoshop filters.