Graft was founded in 2012 by husband and wife team Rob and Sophie Wheeler. After several years working as teachers, they decided to turn their love of graffiti and street art into a business.
Graft is a small team of mural artists founded on the principles of education, engagement, craft, and, above all, sharing – sharing our passion, knowledge and skills, and sharing in other people’s stories and expertise.
All of our workshops are led by professional artists and qualified teachers. We tailor-make our workshop packages to suit each client and offer an authentic, in-depth experience of Bristol graffiti and street art. All our staff hold up-to-date Enhanced DBS clearance and public liability insurance.
WHO WE ARE
Co-Founder and Lead Artist
Rob grew up in Bristol. Inspired by the growing graffiti scene on both sides of the pond, he picked up a spraycan and started to play. More than 20 years on, he is a skilled mural artist with a passion for teaching and sharing the craft. Rob’s work is inspired by William Morris’s belief that art and beauty should be accessible to all.
Sophie Higgins Wheeler
Co-Founder, Pattern Designer, Project Manager
Sophie has a wealth of experience working with people of all ages and backgrounds. She is Graft’s Jack of All Trades: from taking the bookings to running the workshops and designing the murals, Soph does it all!
Artist and Workshop Leader
A talented surface pattern artist, Colette honed her spraycan skills as a student of Graft, and now runs workshops with us. She has a passion for teaching and a particular flair for engaging young people in art.
WHAT THEY SAY
Thank you guys for being absolutely brilliant. We couldn't have asked anymore of you. People loved their logos, and we got some great social media coverage.
Amy Grenham – Desynit at Business Showcase South West Event