Brighton Artist’s Open Houses

Graphic art at Open House
Ceramics at Open House
Textiles at Open House
Graphic art at Open House
Textiles at Open House
Graphic art at Open House
Photography at Open House
Graphic art at Open House
Jewellery at Open House

It’s time for the May festival frenzy in Brighton, and we’re pleased to be taking part in Brighton’s Open Houses again. We’ve got some fab new work by some returning artists and also from some new people, so lots to look at. I love the motivation the Open House gives me to produce my own design work outside of my clients’ briefs, and often the work I do on my personal projects feeds back into my day job; which definitely makes it worth it. Plus, I love seeing people smile when they look at my work. It’s nice to make people happy!

This year we’ve got a great line up of artists:

Alex Bamford – photography
Lisa Bamford – graphic art
Sarah Edmonds – Illustration
Anna Vartiainen – Printmaking
Claire Griffiths – Jewellery
Laura Danby – graphic art
Sally Evans – textiles
Jemina Schlee – textiles
Helen Lucas – ceramics

We’re open from 11am to 6pm every Saturday and Sunday in May at 21a Brunswick Square – www.21abrunswicksquare.com The garden will be open for savoury and sweet treats from Real Patisserie… if we haven’t eaten it all before you get here! Look for the bunting outside.

Posted on May 2nd 2017
Posted in Exhibitions & Galleries, News

So now you know

Stoats and weasels image

The answer to the age old question, what’s the difference between a stoat and a weasel. Well… the answer is that weasels are weaselly recognised whereas stoats are stoatally different. So now you know. Heh. I can’t believe it’s taken me this many years of being called Stoats & Weasels to actually draw them! This will be on show as a print in this years Brighton Artist’s Open Houses – www.21abrunswicksquare.com – lots of great work by nine artists, from graphic art, illustration, photography, homewares to jewellery. More details in the next post.

Posted on April 28th 2017
Posted in Projects

The eternal question…

Cats vs dogs poster

…of who’s the best, cats or dogs. I’ve wanted to design something based on old classic boxing posters for a long time, so I was rather relieved when I eventually thought of something that would fit the brief. This alternative boxing poster design will be part of a new range of illustrated and/or typographic prints that I’ll be displaying at this year’s Artist’s Open Houses festival in Brighton. More details on that to come. In the meantime, my money is on ‘The Claws.’

Posted on March 6th 2017
Posted in Projects

British idioms challenge

Idiom design and lettering challnge
Idiom design and lettering challnge
Idiom design and lettering challnge
Idiom design and lettering challnge
Idiom design and lettering challnge
Idiom design and lettering challnge
Idiom design and lettering challnge
Idiom design and lettering challnge
Idiom design and lettering challnge
Idiom design and lettering challnge

In January I set myself the task of illustrating 50 British Idioms. I do enjoy language so it also made it a great way of practising my hand lettering skills, there’s still rather a lot of room for improvement but it was a fun design challenge to do. I will most likely carry on doing more as there are still lot’s that I haven’t done. In my day job as a graphic designer I have to follow the client’s brief, it can be hard to break away from that when doing personal work so setting myself a brief and deciding that I would stick to a limited colour palette definitely helped. I hope they amuse you!

Posted on February 8th 2017
Posted in Projects

Christmas Markets

Christmas Fairs posters

I’m delighted to be taking part in two excellent markets this year. Both are really well organised and will feature a mix of lots of different artists and makers. The details are:

Etsy Made Local – Saturday 3rd December, 11am–5pm at Brighton Dome

Fairy Tale Fair – Sunday 11th December, 11am – 4pm at Brighton Open Market

I’ll be selling my range of playful cards, prints and gifts… preview in my Etsy shop but it would be lovely to see you at one of the fairs.

Posted on November 10th 2016
Posted in Exhibitions & Galleries, News

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