Pushing boundaries

Leon Sparks is an artist based in the West Midlands area who likes to push boundaries with various art forms creating a very distinctive and unique style. With a history of qualifications and achievements he has carried out a host of art projects using different mediums on unusual surfaces.

Leon loves to use household paint in his artwork, such as emulsions and glosses. With a passion for the environment it made sense for him to use paint that has been rescued from landfill by local arts facility; SCARF Enterprises Ltd who run Community RePaint Black Country.

With permission from Birmingham City Council, one of Leon’s most recent projects involved painting a kick wall in a local park. His use of block colour and irregular shapes makes the artwork stand out and brighten up local community spaces. Leon said ‘It’s great to able to use materials that have been saved from landfill and taking the environment into consideration is an important part of my work. I had a lot of fun carrying out this project and gained a lot of respect form the locals, young and old.’

We look forward to seeing more of Leon’s work and hope he’ll continue to use Community RePaint where he can. To find out more visit:

http://ergmode.carbonmade.com/