Greg Stobbs is an illustrator, street artist and visual development artist with an over active imagination.
Using both traditional and digital techniques, and drawing on walls since he was a little boy, he has become more and more prolific, developing magical stories that attempt to cross the boundaries between fine art, street art and children’s book illustration.
He said: “Walking through Gravesend’s Heritage Quarter in the dark is a magical experience and the variety of interesting shapes and designs of the shop windows create a collection of picture frames, such as you might find in an art gallery.
“Having researched Gravesend, I found inspiration in the different settings and my illustration ideas started forming around particular windows, which seemed just the right size or shape for what I wanted to create.
“Primark, sitting as it does at the entrance of the Heritage Quarter, provides a spectacular frame where I am able to place particularly big landmarks. These images work really well in such a large window and this picture is there to represent the whole town.
“The other windows have become picture frames that illustrate Gravesend’s icons and history, and it goes without saying that the Owl and the Pussy Cat will be making little cameo appearances throughout.
“I have imagined people looking to spot recognisable places, faces and memories from the towns recent and historic past. And as visitors meander along, wrapped up against the chilly evening, they will be creating new memories along the way as they make their way downhill to the river.”
Please note that this event will also run on Sunday 30 January from 5 to 8pm.
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