Empty Walls 2014: Dale Grimshaw

Empty Walls 2014: Dale Grimshaw first locationDale Grimshaw is an artist who was born in Lancashire and then later studied at Blackburn College of Art and then achieved his Bachelor of Fine Art degree at Middlesex University.

Dale has established himself over the last six years as being one of the most respected and individual artists on the London art scene with his work now spreading much further afield.

 
Here he paid a visit to Cardiff’s Empty Walls Festival taking part across the city during October.

Dale began painting at Quay Street on a large red canvas on the side of a bistro – but due to complications with the NCP carpark alongside he had to take his skills to another wall in the city!

Below illustrates how much work he had already completed for the piece and what a fantastic location it would’ve been!
Empty Walls 2014: Dale Grimshaw first location

Empty Walls 2014: Dale Grimshaw first location

He posted this on his Facebook page:-

I originally started this piece on the side of a cafe across from the Rugby stadium in Cardiff. But the anti community scumbags at NCP car park caused trouble, so, on the second day I had to start this piece again somewhere else… as if the monsoon showers weren’t enough.
Big thanks to Empty Walls Festival in Cardiff.”

Lasting only a few days before it was painted over with a similar coloured red paint. (well part of it anyway!)
Empty Walls 2014: Dale Grimshaw

Dale was then relocated at a wall just off City Road where he began work on his ‘Fire and ice‘ piece again – already a day behind and dodging the showers!

#DaleGrimshaw working on his mural in Cardiff #emptywallsfestival2014 #emptywallsfestival

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Empty Walls 2014: Dale Grimshaw

Empty Walls 2014: Dale Grimshaw

Featuring Dale’s trademark and distinctive face full of detail and the usual colour splashes near the hair-line.
Here Dale has also featured a dragon and some really slick flames.

Empty Walls 2014: Dale Grimshaw

Empty Walls 2014: Dale Grimshaw

Empty Walls 2014: Dale Grimshaw

Empty Walls 2014: Dale Grimshaw

Empty Walls 2014: Dale Grimshaw

Amongst all the flames Dale also put another moniker reading ‘Grim’ in a geometric font – loving the different styles in this peice!

The Empty Walls Festival is a month long street art festival aiming to bring colour, culture and vibrancy to the city of Cardiff with artists travelling in from Germany, Italy, Montevideo, Spain and France and closer to home from London, Bristol and Cardiff too.”

As this was an emergency relocation the wall chosen was one that HB painted for in the previous year’s Empty Walls Festival and it’s great that you can still see a small portion of it poking through!
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