Artist Profile – Dirty30
With all things art in my life ‘pending’ I have decided to take the time to profile some local artists from my home town Basingstoke. My first victim is Dirty30 Artist Bill Thorpe…
Bill has always had a creative flair and an active interest in art since he was young. He was inspired by his artistic grandmother and the mid 90’s graffiti scene. He studied at Southampton Solent and graduated with a Degree in Product Design.
Bill went on to work in Graphic Design and then endured some cleaning jobs during a slump in the creative job market, building up his art career in his spare time. This is when he started to refine and develop his distinctive style that is prominent in his artwork today and began to exhibit and produce design work for companies such as My Yard (http://my-yard.co.uk)
Bill has now been working as a self employed artist for 7 years and has exhibited in several high profile places. He has shown alongside the likes of D-Face and Banksy and has a successful clothing label.
Bill predominantly uses markers, spray paint and screen printing. He is best known for his hard lines and urban approach and even more so for his trademark round face logo:
Bills work can be viewed currently in Basingstoke, Hampshire opposite Camouflage Corner at the top of the town centre. Come and check it out and leave your comments if you are in the area.
For more info on Bill and Dirty30, visit his website – http://dirtythirty.co.uk/