In the tradition of sideshow banner art I have been busy hand-painting a new set of large banners to be hung on the stage at this years The Wet Spot.
Original sideshow banners were always big, with a bold use of colour and clean, simple artwork making sure it would stand out a mile. They would generally be painted to promote individual performers who traveled with the sideshow, like this one for the Armless Wonder..
However as The Wet Spot features different performers at each show it would be far too time consuming to paint new banners for each of the acts so my take on this has been to paint portraits of pin-ups watching the show, all with their eyes on the stage.
Here are a couple of work in progress shots taken in my studio over the last five days...
Fresh from the printers here are the new flyers for The Wet Spot's 20th of March show which I'm pleased to say is sponsored by one of my favourite publications, Nude Magazine.
Tickets are on sale now!