Spikey the bed of nails artist oils

Spikey the bed of nails artist
Portrait by Stella Tooth
Oil on canvas
60x49.5x5.5cms FRAMED

Spikey is a bed of nails artist whose hair is a great visual pun for his busking job, "There's nothing clever about my hair: it's coloured and hardened with acrylic paint, which keeps it rather brilliantly rigid and weather-proof. It is also cheap and available in every possible colour under the sun."

Once a week Spikey redoes his hair, "My bathroom always has mirrors that give a 360• (ish) view of my head. It takes 1 1/2 hours and involves shaving new patterns into the sides, washing the old paint and spikes out, spiking it into sections using soap as gel. I colour it with the paint and chop the spikes down."

Spikey the bed of nails artist oil portrait by Stella Tooth
Spikey the bed of nails artist oil portrait by Stella Tooth

Spikey the bed of nails artist
Portrait by Stella Tooth
Oil on canvas
60x49.5x5.5cms FRAMED

Spikey is a bed of nails artist whose hair is a great visual pun for his busking job, "There's nothing clever about my hair: it's coloured and hardened with acrylic paint, which keeps it rather brilliantly rigid and weather-proof. It is also cheap and available in every possible colour under the sun."

Once a week Spikey redoes his hair, "My bathroom always has mirrors that give a 360• (ish) view of my head. It takes 1 1/2 hours and involves shaving new patterns into the sides, washing the old paint and spikes out, spiking it into sections using soap as gel. I colour it with the paint and chop the spikes down."