This is Reiner, he’s the squatter that let us turn his surroundings into an art gallery over the past few days, that’s how he put it anyway. Went and grabbed him some beers and a heap of food and he couldn’t wipe the smile from his face all day. He’s had a real interesting life, and in a strange way I kind of envied him, he didn’t seem to have a worry in the world, he’s just content and happy, and he has nothing. For the past 40 years he has roamed across Europe, moving from place to place. He told me that he once he was a French and History teacher, but the ‘normal’ existence wasn’t for him, things changed in his life and he turned to an itinerant lifestyle. Meeting Reiner really put things in perspective. Sometimes it’s the most unassuming people that have the most interesting stories to tell. Back tomorrow to add a bit more colour to his walls, thanks Reiner it was a pleasure meeting you.
Commissioned piece that I’ve been working on before I head off, the late Brazilian racing driver Ayrton Senna. Been a while since I’ve done a portrait due to some other stuff that’s been going on but I always enjoy the challenge of getting these right and making someone happy with the finished piece
Perth, even though I want to get the hell out of here every year, you’re not such a bad city after all. Here’s a new mural in East Perth, done with the usual crew Dest and Idol on a sunny weekend in March.