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Interview with Artist Bunny Boiler 


Proud to present an Interview with Cheltenham based bunny loving Street Artist and illustrator Bunny Boiler.


Who are you and what do you do?

My name is Bunny Boiler and I’m an artist, I have a background in tattooing and graffiti over the last twenty years, I have a serious passion for surreal and cartoon art and draw most days mainly using pens, aerosols and acrylics with lots of them containing cute bunnies .

How do you feel about Street Art in your current city/ environment?

I live in Cheltenham and the graffiti scene now consists of two tunnels and a small skate park so it is rubbish, there are several good graffiti writers but our neighbouring town is considered more open to graffiti and most of them will prefer to paint there .

There is lots of Street Art in Cheltenham how does yours stand out from the rest?

I think my style makes my artwork standout once decried as ….as mad as a hatter , as lost as Alice and as alluring as the Cheshire cats smile, describes my strange mix of dark and cute and I always try to keep my work fresh and not too repetitive so it is always interesting or fun to look at. I just love creating it and sharing it .


What are the good and bad things about painting in Cheltenham?

Cheltenham considers itself a posh town so ‘street art ‘ by that I mean illegal art even stickers are usually removed quite quickly, the council need to allow graffiti on at least several more walls to give a better amount of space to allow people to show their art to the public.

Who is your favourite Street Artist?

my favourite graffiti artist is a guy called Daim from Hamberg his 3d lettering is so realistic is mind bending, as for favourite other artist there’s only one….. a true master Mr Salvador Dali, his work covers so many different styles but most known for his surreal images of melting objects inspired me ever since first seeing them .

How important do you think it is to be creative?

I believe it is so important to encourage creativity and expression of ideas in art, music or any other medium as it encourages the imagination to explore, is part of why I volunteer with local community art groups helping run art classes as I love sharing my skill and ideas to help others express there’s.


To find out more information and art work on Bunny Boiler please see links below:


Bunny Boiler Facebook

Why Street Art Never Stays Around Forever 

I love street art and taking as many pictures of it as I can. The main reason I document street art is because it never stays around forever. No matter how great you or the next person thinks the piece of art is, there are certain factors that help to destroy street art as soon as the paint dries. These factors include:

1. Taggers are the main culprits. A tagger is someone who wants to destroy other people’s art work. I mainly think it’s through jealousy of the artists work or they think they can do better themselves. It may just be through boredom and it’s just a joke to tag another persons work. When it comes to street art unfortunately there are no rules and everything is fair game.

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Bedminster, Bristol skate park July 2015.


2. Local authorities have to maintain a certain standard within towns or cities. The council will cover up street art pretty much within a week or so. There is always an exception to the rule if it’s a Banksy piece this usually stays as they are interested in the money aspect or tourism that can and would benefit the town or city.

The Banksy in Cheltenham Spa.

3. Property Owners If a building is graffitied without the consent of the owner the street art is likely to be painted over. Sometimes it may stay but this would be at the owners discretion.

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Building over looking the Bedminster, Bristol, skate park.

4. Demolition Many derelict buildings will have some kind or graffiti inside the property or on the outside. Unfortunately these buildings are sometimes condemned and likey to be torn down. There is usually no time frame and luckily many buildings are around for a long time before they get demolished.

Prince of Wales pub, Gloucester demolished in July 2015.