My set painting adventures for 2019 involved me creating more artwork for Fear at Avon Valley in Bristol.

At Fear at Avon Valley over the space of around 9 nine days I put my stamp on multiple attractions. Alongside just some touch ups to the previous years House fo Clowns, I also went in and made some UV additions to their popular maze X4. We wanted to give a more chaotic and alien like feel once everything really 'kicked off' and amped up within the maze. The area covered was two large rooms and three corridor areas. I painted large are

as with UV paint to create alien like tentacles bursting through the walls. In show mode these were lit under UV strobes which would give the feel that they were moving. These additions really helped the visual impact of the attraction which was picked up on in numerous reviews.

The other main focus during my time at Fear this year was working on Phobia which had gone through a complete transformation. My first job was to extend my forest area from 2018 as this room increased dramatically in size. Alongside this a new room was painted where the 'phobia' was that of being underwater. A seabed and reeds were painted because we wanted to create the feel that the guests were walking along the ocean floor. In show mode, a ripple light effect was used in this room to really create the movement needed to make this room feel authentic. 



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What started out as initially being commissioned for two clown murals, soon turned into a mammoth project as my planned two clowns were completed in a fraction of the expected time. The first initial two clown walls were completed in one day. I then moved on to complete the entire room which consisted on two more clown walls, a text wall, and some transitioning areas (which included yet another miniature clown). I was then invited back to complete an archway corridor, an additional two text walls, and some large clown faces to go into the finale. The entire project listed above was completed by myself in a grand total of 5 days work. 

I based out my designs by hand, first sketching with white emulsion before painting the UV bases and then detailing with airbrush. The maze was a UV maze, however UV lighting wasn't available to work under, so all the pieces had to be painted in daylight in the hope that all would be well once the UV lights were switched on. (Thankfully, everything worked well!) Everything painted was UV except the final clown faces for the finale.



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A relatively small project, I was given the task of painting a new room in this years 'Phobia' maze. The idea of this room is that guests would feel as though they were camping in a forest in the middle of the night. I had to create realistic detail in the foreground, whilst also trying to create a perception of depth. 

This was my first time painting tree's on such a large scale so was a great learning experience as I figured out the quickest techniques with the most effective results as I went along. I love the thrill of having to think on the spot and working out how I am going to do things in the moment. 

This room was completed in one and a half days and was painted all by hand without my airbrush.