Chris ‘Seapuppy’ Jensen, street artist

My name is Chris “SeaPuppy ” Jensen. I like to tell tall-tales with ink to aerosol cans, from paper to walls. Feel free to view my work here:  www.seapuppy.net

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Mt. Joy (aerosol paint) by Seapuppy

How did you get started?
When I was a kid, my mother made my sister and I draw on restaurant paper cloths so we’d be distracted enough not to fight at the table. I never stopped drawing since then.

Whose artist’s work are you most inspired by?
Too many. On top of my head, they’d be members of the Wyatt family (Mainly N.C Wyatt & Andrew Wyatt), James Jean, Frank Franzetta, Jeff Soto, Mear One to Onur & Wes21.

Describe your work in less than 10 words.
Story-telling, general attempt to make something interesting looking.

What genre do you consider your work to be?
Illustrative.

Electric Funkenstein, aerosol paint, street art, art, artwork,  Seapuppy
Electric Funkenstein ( aerosol paint) by Seapuppy

Your favourite from among your own artworks?
None. I’ll always generally get sick of the latest thing I’ve done as I keep wanting to do something better.

Where was your first exhibition held?
Guy Lee tattoo studio in Mellieħa, Malta.

What are you working on at the moment?
A commission on the literary classic, “Jekyll & Hyde”.

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Soul Bong ( acrylics ) by Seapuppy

How long have you been painting?
Professionally, since 2003.

Are you a morning person or do you come alive at night?
Neither. I’d say it’ll be the afternoon.

How many coffees a day? Don’t embellish.
Let’s just say it’s in the litre range.

Sundays can be very productive for some and very unproductive for others. How do you spend yours?
Personally, it’s all too easy to be working everyday in this chosen field at an unhealthy pace, forgetting about people and world around you. Having time off is a priority, especially a Sunday.  It’s ironic that at times, it’ll be very difficult to make that free time, so I schedule that in.

Wine and cheese. Yes or no?
If you’re offering and it’s free, sign us up.

If you were given a million euros, what would you indulge yourself with?
I’d have a downer practical answer on mostly investing for a more secure future. This would include a pension, health insurance for the potentially dangerous work I do. I would also invest in signing up to a good school, taught by professionals in the field, which would also be something that gives a more steady income. Lastly, being able to travel world-wide, painting as many walls I can, meeting as many people within my field as I can.

Favourite place to holiday?
London. I have family here, tons of old friends, and everyone from around the world gets to London at some point, making it a common meeting spot.

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