Simon Wells: Ephemera Collage,Hull/Sheffield

                                 Acrylic Paintings








I have started a new series of painted art pieces for Hull 2017 (City of Culture). The first piece is entitled Pattie Butty and features Bob Carvers- Acrylic paint on canvas. The second in the series is Sydney Scarborough Records - Acrylic paint on canvas -The third in the series is Boothferry Park. The fourth in the series is ABC Cinema. The fifth in the series is Spiders Nightclub, the sixth painting is a watercolour of the Humber Bridge at sunset and the seventh is an acrylic painting of the fountains in Queen Victoria Square. The latest is Hull Fair. My Sheffield acrylic paintings currently include both football grounds (Blades and Owls),City Hall and a view of the city from Meersbrook Park. Original acrylic paintings, A6 Postcards, A3 posters and A5 prints can be bought from my Etsy store here FACEBOOK  TWITTER  EBAY  ETSY
Coventry City Highfield Road Print in my Etsy shop -   ETSY SHOP
Original collage art after Roy Lichtenstein pop art British stamps comics tax discs velology large Girl with hair ribbon glow in the dark: Buy the original acrylic painting in my Etsy shop -   COLLAGE in ETSY SHOP
Sheffield City Hall at dusk. Buy the original acrylic painting in my Etsy shop -   ETSY SHOP
Sheffield United Ground Bramall Lane. Buy the original acrylic painting (70 x 30cm) in my Etsy shop -   ETSY SHOP
Sheffield Wednesday Ground Hillsborough. Buy the original acrylic painting (40 x 30cm) in my Etsy shop -   ETSY SHOP
Humber Bridge at Sunset. Buy a print on 200gsm card in my Etsy shop -   ETSY SHOP
Hull Fair watercolour - prints available in my Etsy shop-   ETSY SHOP
Hull City Hall and the Fountains in Queen Victoria Square, original acrylic painting available in my Etsy shop -   ETSY SHOP
Bob Carvers, Hull - Buy The Postcard here -   ETSY SHOP
Sydney Scarborough Records, Hull - Buy The Postcard here -   ETSY SHOP
A view of Sheffield from Meersbrook Park. Buy a print on 200gsm card in my Etsy shop -   ETSY SHOP
ole in Road. Buy the original acrylic painting in my Etsy shop -   ETSY SHOP
Hull City, Boothferry Park -   Boothferry Park
Spiders Nightclub, Hull -   Spiders Hull
ABC Cinema, Hull: Buy Hull 2017 City of Culture postcards here -   ETSY SHOP


2014 saw the end of an era. The car tax disc, was abolished after over 90 years. It was introduced in 1921 but now the 'Vehicle Excise Duty' won't need to be displayed in your windscreen. To keep my art topical, I have started using expired tax discs -  I am drawn by the vivid primary colours that each disc possesses, and which changed yearly. I use comics, tax discs, postage stamps and other ephemera to create unique collages and Pop Art.
My Mini using old tax discs & acrylic paint on framed canvas.
I can do a commission of your vehicle from a photo. Here is a photo sent to me of a Commer van and my tax disc piece:
Spiders Nightclub, Hull -   Spiders Hull
Lambretta 'MOD' Scooter made from Tax discs from the 1950s, 1960s, 1970s, 80s and 90s (31cm x 31cm): Now in a private collection. If you would like a bespoke scooter making, then contact simon 'at'
VW Beetle bug measuring 25.5cm x 20cm tax discs and acrylic paint on canvas. (now in a private collection, but can be ordered)
Another recent commission, now in a private collection: F1 motorsport Car.
Below: VW camper van tax disc art, now in a private collection.


Munch's The Scream lends itself to the vivid colours of the tax discs.


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Above: With and without flash on the camera.




Article in the Sheffield Star (click to enlarge):


The colours of the tax discs are vivid enough to evoke autumn walks as a child through scary woods. This piece draws on memories of nights; as they 'draw in'; through Endcliffe Park, Sheffield. This is now in a private collection: 

2013 was the anniversary of the birth of the audio cassette tape: To keep my art topical I created a huge audio cassette tape (20"x20") using only cassette tape. I was drawn by the different shades of brown that each cassette held. Some better quality tape had an almost black appearance.

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