Art / Street Art

Female Bristol artists showcased on North Street murals

By martin booth, Thursday Oct 1, 2020

Sophie Long has become the latest artist to feature in a collection of murals above a row of shops on North Street.

The all-female lineup of Bristol artists also comprises of Bex Glover, Zoe Power and Gemma Compton, with their work showcased on the walls above the Upfest gallery and the surrounding businesses.

Only one wall remains tantalisingly blank above Oowee Diner, with the Upfest team keeping their cards close to their chest on who could soon be painting it.

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Long’s new piece features her trademark bees, which she also sells on her website within antique and unique frames.

Versions of the murals are also available as prints within the Upfest shop, with the artists also part of Virtual Upfest – taking place online in the absence of a real life festival this year.

Sophie Long mainly works in acrylics, exploring the boundaries of expressive art, usually in the way of exuberant animal portraits – photo by Martin Booth

The work of the artists whose murals are on North Street are available as prints within the Upfest gallery – photo by Martin Booth

Main photo by Martin Booth

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