Nightways formed in 2012, is a pseudonym and graffiti tag to create and develop art under.
Nightways has always been open to experimentation. He is interested to develop his skills and understand techniques across all disciplines of art. With a background in graffiti, he most enjoys creating his artworks on a large scale in public spaces with spray paint.
Spray paint also allows Nightways to paint his artwork in large spaces in a fraction of the time it would take with a brush. Along with its speedy characteristics the spray can brings a whole world of culture and history that Nightways found he could connect and relate to in his youth. In a sense, this culture is where he found his name Nightways.
Nightways has found a creative state of flow in painting the tag 'NIGHT' in a range of different styles across the UK. He continues to develop the shape formations and colour schemes, and sense of perspective within these pieces.
Many of his works include his signature monkey characters. Nightways has found a connection between the monkey and many aspects of his life including the mischief, curiosity, and playfulness. He uses this life inspiration in all of his work.
Illustration is a key part of his practice. Many of his drawings and designs combine objects and animals in a surreal way to stir deeper thoughts and feelings. Through playing with his ideas on paper with pencil he is able to meticulously edit unique concepts.
Under this persona, Nightways has continued to push his artwork in many different directions. He has; performed at a number of events doing live aerosol art; sold his artwork at art fairs and exhibitions; worked for a graphic design company; designed and made T-shirts; worked at festivals creating art, signs and decorations; been commissioned for murals and held workshops in youth clubs and schools.