Angela Thouless

Angela Thouless

I have been tackling the subject of urban life since graduating in1999 from Gray’s School Of Art with a BA (Hons) in Painting, going on to receive a Postgraduate Diploma/Masters in Art & Design in 2000.

Since 2007 my work has dealt with the city.  My paintings celebrate the patterns, textures, and surfaces of urban life, calling attention to the rich imagery that we too often overlook in our hectic daily migrations.

In 2013 I turned my attention to images inspired by my many trips to Amsterdam and the whole visual urban experience. In 2015 my work was featured at Het Kunstenaarsbal (Amsterdam Cultural Festival).  

I have exhibited my work across the UK and further afield. Moving from painting large scale street art inspired canvases to walls.

In 2019 I began creating my Tribe All artwork which began life as an idea for a workshop painting on old spray cans which would have otherwise been thrown away.  These paintings developed into my unisex urban t-shirt brand Tribe All.  Both the artwork and the t-shirts celebrate and promoting the diverse cultures of the world motivated by my love of street art and culture. Inspired by tribes, tribal gods and ritual masks, the non-naturalistic yet highly stylised form, I feel, really embodies powerful and highly expressive imagery.

My artwork has been featured in Elle Decoration, 3 editions of House & Garden and this months Red magazine.  Last month my work was showcased at the very first National Social Media Awards in London.

In 2018 I won Top Artist at the Aberdeen Fashion, Art and Awards. 

2019 Top Graffiti Artists Of The Year 2019 – Arts, Media and Fashion Award - Aberdeen Fashion Week. In 2021 I received a Recognition For Contemporary Art award at the Aberdeen Fashion, Art, Media Awards.