DIFF has always drawn and doodled ‘since being a little kid’. Though encouraged at school to go into art, coming from a family with a strong trade background DIFF was advised to ‘find a trade’ by his dad. So he started in mechanics then moved into building and roofing.
It wasn’t till about four years ago that DIFF started sharing his work. Having always loved the work of Banksy and Nick Walker (and having bought some of JPS’s pieces) he began hanging out with other Bristol street artists. One day he bought some spray paint and it went from there.
As a roofer DIFF gets an alternate perspective on the world. He always carries a notepad with him and jots down ideas for pieces. ‘It is the challenging ones that appeal to me’. He says it is his practical background which give him his problem solving skills to make it happen.
DIFF’s work can be seen all over Bristol. I love his stencil work that comes alive when the shadows arrive. In the day you may think WTF? But as the streetlights begin their glow you then get to see the magic in his work. Of this work he says ‘People don’t see what I see, until they do and it all makes sense.’
DIFF’s work makes people smile. As he said about bee happy ‘I was on the roof looking at people going to work and coming back from work.’ And so he painted this…..