Popular Big Issue vendor Dave Martin will be showcasing his artworks at a London art gallery for the next 10 days.
The veteran vendor, 59, who has sold the magazine outside Tesco in Hammersmith, west London, for a decade, will be bringing 10 of his artworks to the Works on Paper and Contemporary Painting exhibition at Bethnal Green’s Brick Lane Gallery.
The vendor is relishing the chance to show off his artworks from today to November 7, bringing his bright colours and geometric shapes to the exhibition.
“I’m looking forward to it,” Dave told The Big Issue. “I’ve come a long way with it. When I last had an exhibition I had people coming up to me saying ‘Can I have one of these? Can I have one of these?’ It was a mad rush that day so I’m looking forward to it.
“I like doing geometric shapes a lot because it just comes naturally to me. I’ve done a few different commissions with different colours and different designs as well.
“I like it when that comes to fruition for me. I like creating and when I do create a piece I feel very proud. I know lots of artists aren’t ever happy with the finished article but I feel proud.”