Friday, May 20, 2016

I Saw The Chewing Gum Painter In The Art Shop

I saw Ben Wilson, the chewing gum painter, in the art shop yesterday. He was resplendent in an orange jumpsuit with painty knees, and he told me he's painting on the Millennium Bridge at the moment, as well as in Stockton and Hartlepool.
He has a patron now, too, which is wonderful news.
I showed him Offsprog Two's miniature embroidery of Poirot's head and he was really impressed.
Oh art, how I love you.

1 comment:

Wilky of St Albans said...

I had a long chat with him a couple of years ago outside St Pauls underground station. It was lunchtime and despite the crowds no one was taking any notice of what he was doing. The Suburban Pastoral lawnmower came up during the conversation - I think he was impressed that a random passer-by knew who he was.

It's great when you find his stuff. It seems to last pretty well