English art has long inspired Americans, from their pop-art inspiring ours in the '50s, to their diamond-encrusted-skull-art inspiring our 50 Cent's. For a local painter similarly Brit-fluenced, check out Ian K. Millard.
Self-taught out of Platt Park, Ian's sometimes-surreal, always-colorful stenciled spray-paintings're inspired by the London street art movement's Ben Eine (who actually passed "stencil tips and tricks" down to Ian during a Denver visit), Bast, Paul Insect, and Banksy, whose name is totally money!...mainly because it's not "Paul Insect". He's got tons of prints available online, ranging from the auto-biographical "Falling Cans" with neon beer/paint/spray-paint vessels, to the more abstract/trippy "Mosaic Mountain" with intricate patterns inspired by the ceiling of a mosque, to the fantastic "Beware of Dogs", picturing a leaping mutt with two heads ferociously snarling, probably because they're fighting over which one has to lick their butt. He's also showing hometown love with "Denver Triptych" whose three panels show the city's skyline in different hues (clear blue, hazy yellow or dark gray), and "Colorado Pride 2", featuring a hoodied dude planting the state flag on a mound of crushed Dale's Pale Ale cans a la the famous Iwo Jima Marines photo, which if you're into paying eight bucks for a six-pack, will totally get your temper hi.
For those who like seeing art in person, Ian's newest'll be on display next month at Sante Fe's Artwork Network, as part of an exhibit/holiday party called Intifada, which means "rebellion" -- a concept the Brits wished America hadn't been so inspired by.