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Cambridge urban painter Mark Skipper captains his own street art rig

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The urban artist has set up his own portable studio to get the results he wants – art on the move, so he can sketch and paint while he’s watching street-based events whether they be protesters, buskers, shoppers or tourists.

He explains that he developed the walking artist style to keep up with street protests.

“I got the idea from incredibly expensive Etchr art satchels,” he says while touching up a portrait of Fort St George.

“I bought a laptop bag for £1 from Romsey Mill charity shop and modified it with some recycled webbing and a bit of sewing. This lets me put the shoulder straps in opposite corners. The bag’s internal structure comes from a discarded corriboard roadworks sign.

Pic: Protesters in front of King’s College lawn by Mark Skipper

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