Completed last week, Sam Bates aka Smug revealed his latest addition to the Glasgow mural scene on the high street. I took a  trip through to have a look on an especially wet day in Glasgow.

The Australian born artist, like many working in contemporary street and urban art circles started his creative endeavours as a tagger back in a small town near Wollongong.

However, it’s his photo realistic murals that have turned him into a bit of a local hero in Glasgow. His latest mural has been shared a staggering amount over all social media channels lately, and here I am throwing in my two cents.

For the Commonwealth Games in 2014 he made even more of a mark in the city with additional pieces to tie in with the sporting spectacle.

The Glasgow City Council also created a handy mural tour – something I’ll be making a trip back through to check out shortly.

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