Rich Simmons is painting in Croydon today along Park Street. This is his second mural (see his Be You Tiful mural below) also along Park Street.
The Rich Simmons mural along Park Street is based on one of his canvases “Word Search / Just Be You Tiful”, completed over 2 days he has used stencils & paint. The bright white hoarding and stencilled black letters (the font looks like Helvetica) instantly catches the eye and grabs your attention. It is next to Giusi Tomasello’s Athena mural.
The windy conditions he battled that day aren’t ideal for the stencilist and also it was his first mural for 2 years.
Street art is a performance and it’s hard to avoid the public’ interest especially when you’re doing your first mural in 2 years+ next door to a bus stop!
The completed mural is an excellent example of his Pop Art style and is a much welcomed edition to Park Street and the Arts Quarter.
Rich first rose to fame (or infamy) with his Sid & Nancy Prince William & Kate Middleton mural painted on the South Bank before the Royal wedding, it gained instant media & public attention he has since found success in the USA having just returned from his solo show in New York City.
For those of you who aren’t familiar with the term Be-YOU-tiful it’s a play on words that means that you are beautiful when you decide to be yourself – be self confident.
To find out more about Rich Simmons and his Art Is the Cure campaign please follow these links: