Spraying his way to fantasy worlds

JoustraLast summer in Barcelona, Arthur Joustra aged 15 from Stone, watched a spray artist in the street. He was so taken with what he saw, he decided to have a go himself. Arthur set to work in his garage at home, and produced a collection of pictures depicting planets, cities and fantasy landscapes. Arthur usually works with vivid eye catching colours, but his paintings also look very dramatic in black and white.

He is currently developing an intricate range of stencils and his work has become increasingly popular, acquiring over 3,600 followers on his Instagram page within a few months. On Saturday 2nd February Arthur brought a little city chic to Stone when he did live demonstrations in the High Street – a true young entrepreneur! The only element missing was the weather as high winds and heavy rain closed in during the afternoon ending play a little earlier than hoped for.

Arthur’s work is particularly appealing to teenagers and boys of all ages, and he is currently taking on commissions. Prices range from just £10 – £40 unframed, depending on size and level of detail, and he will personalise pictures with initials and stencils if required. He can also paint to a specific colour scheme to match any type of room.

Arthur would particularly like to thank Grahame Neagus from Octa-Piaggio for the use of the Piaggio Ape Gullwing, the Italian three wheeler vehicle fast becoming an iconic sight in the High Street promoting local brands in Stone.

To see more of Arthur’s work go to www.instagram.com/ajjgraffiti or enquiries to artie.j@hotmail.com or phone 01785 812440.