Advertisement
Art

Street Art: Raphael’s landscape is a journey from despair to hope

The Big Issue’s Street Art page gives talented, marginalised individuals an outlet for creative expression

‘STONESTAIRWAY’

By Raphael Kellett

“My name is Raphael and in the past I have slept rough while struggling with alcoholism as well as mental health issues. I have now sobered up and live in a supported housing project in north London. I wanted to draw a picture representing my upward journey from despair to hope. In Stonestairway I also wanted to show that anyone with a biro can create a piece of artwork.”

Support our street artists over at The Big Issue Shop.

Advertisement
Advertisement

Every copy counts this Winter

Your local vendor is at the sharp end of the cost-of-living crisis this Winter. Prices of energy and food are rising rapidly. As is the cost of rent. All at their highest rate in 40 years. Vendors are amongst the most vulnerable people affected. Support our vendors to earn as much as they can and give them a fighting chance this Winter.

Recommended for you

Read All
Intimate portraits of home and homelessness at the new Centre for British Photography
home

Intimate portraits of home and homelessness at the new Centre for British Photography

Can you help solve the mystery of this Black flower seller in 1800s Hastings?
History

Can you help solve the mystery of this Black flower seller in 1800s Hastings?

A London arts charity that rallied to help Grenfell victims is being evicted after 24 years
Art

A London arts charity that rallied to help Grenfell victims is being evicted after 24 years

The Big Issue's Christmas art wrapping paper is back and these are the stories behind the designs
Christmas

The Big Issue's Christmas art wrapping paper is back and these are the stories behind the designs

Most Popular

Read All
Lauren Layfield: 'Normal men, innocent men' and me
1.

Lauren Layfield: 'Normal men, innocent men' and me

Here's when people will get the next cost of living payment in 2023
2.

Here's when people will get the next cost of living payment in 2023

Where to find grants for furniture and carpets in 2023
3.

Where to find grants for furniture and carpets in 2023

Scotland aims to cut car use by creating '20-minute neighbourhoods' in net zero push
4.

Scotland aims to cut car use by creating '20-minute neighbourhoods' in net zero push