Dirty Harry Bus Driver Artist

26 March 2013, 06:16

A bus driver who draws detailed art pictures in the dirt he sees on peoples' cars has told Heart he's been threatened with violence by the owners of some of the vehicles he's used as a canvas.

Robert Burden, who works in Kettering and also goes by the name 'Dirty Harry', says he fears he will be beaten up by people in the Kettering and Desborough areas who don't appreciate his works.

The 40 year old, who lives in Leicester, has also caused upset with his employer after creating some pictures on buses.

Robert told Heart his work divides opinion.

"I'm not a criminal, and I don't damage the vehicles in any way but I'm a little bit scared of being beaten up," he said. "I've had a couple of issues in the Kettering area but then I've also had people who've bought me a beer and things like that."

He can also remember one particular instance where he's been threatened with violence.

"The bloke just come out of his house and said why was I doing it and stuff like that, but if you keep your vehicles clean I'm not going to come along and do it."

What do you think of Robert's artwork?  Would you appreciate it if you found a picture like these had been drawn on your car?

Tell us by leaving a comment below.


Below: Robert's pictures of (i) actors Elizabeth Taylor and Rock Hudson (ii) actor Steve McQueen (iii) singer Billie Holliday (iv) The Beatles' manager Brian Epstein

Robert Burden artwork

Robert Burden artwork

Robert Burden artwork

Robert Burden artwork


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