I painted this piece live for Future Bubbler Hull Block Party in Hull, UK. I wanted to paint something bright, vibrant and with a lot of energy which reflected the atmosphere of the festival itself. Painting to music is great inspiration, and in this case I was lucky enough to be painting to a eclectic selection of live DJ's and Bands.
I think the colours really set the mood here. I had nightclub or stage lights in mind at the time. Originally I had intended for the girl to look something like a festival goer, but I settled on a design inspired by a flamenco dancer, or something similar.
I love painting these one of a kind live pieces. They have a special quality that is difficult to replicate in the studio.