Par­ents’ walls set foun­da­tion

Guardian Express - - NEWS - By JU­LIAN WRIGHT

STREET artist Daek Wil­liams has gone from paint­ing his par­ents’ walls to paint­ing por­traits on CBD busi­nesses.

“I used to paint the back of my par­ents’ house to prac­tise,” he said.

“A lot of trial and er­ror; I have a fam­ily that is very en­cour­ag­ing.”

Through­out the last 15 years, Wil­liams has been hon­ing his art skills with aerosol and air­brush­ing and cre­at­ing por­traits and mu­rals through­out Perth.

“I have a back­ground in art but I didn’t study art,” he said.

“There’s no school for this kind of art. I started at a time when street art be­came pop­u­lar and I had a lot of peers who were re­ally good so I learned from them.”

The North­bridge res­i­dent’s lat­est work, which took four days to com­plete, is on an ex­te­rior wall of the In­ter-Con­ti­nen­tal Perth on Hay Street, which opens in Oc­to­ber.

“The in­spi­ra­tion is ac­tu­ally one of the own­ers of the ho­tel,” Wil­liams said.

“Her cat is in there, there is a bit about her char­ity, her fam­ily, the busi­ness and some na­ture.”

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