ARTIST _Paris started painting in 1987, but it was in 1994, when he relocated to the south of England, that he became instrumental in the renaissance of the Bristol graffiti scene. For 20 years, Paris’ hand-crafted letter forms and abstract painting style have been applauded globally. Synonymous with breaking new ground, his art attracts high profile commissions. In 2011/12, he was the artist-in-residence for British band, Coldplay, producing the artwork for their 5th album and international tour, Mylo Xyloto; he has also produced album artwork for the Rolling Stones, Robbie Williams, and Ed Sheeran, to name a few. Paris moved to Somerset in 2013 were he began exploring the local countryside and ancient forests. It was here that he started to experiment with watercolours; painting wild mushrooms and abstract interpretations of nature, and his epic graffiti fill-ins now enrich and inform the textures and shapes of his new more natural and sublime forms.
17Inspired by woodland walks with his family in Somerset, British contemporary artist, Paris, represents nature’s treasure trove with this stunning watercolour interpretation of British wild mushrooms. Exploring the mysteries of the earth, ancient Britain, standing stones, ley lines, the equinox and solstice, Paris and 17 Patterns have produced a collection of vibrant organic wallpapers available across large, medium and microdot scales. The Forager collection delivers the beauty of the English countryside into your home. This natural selection is available on luxurious metallic white mica, contemporary non-woven grey, and for a psychedelic twist, fluorescent ‘magic’ mushrooms are presented on black non-woven papers.