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Minimalist Brighton Designs

Brighton is full of inspiration of things to draw! Recently I have found a style of drawing having in mind screen printing, keeping the look stripped back to basics.

Starting with the West Pier, I cleaned the chaotic look of the burnt pier to a few clean lines. The Pavilion is so decorative it is hard to make minimalist! The i360 has satisfying clean lines in real life so works quite naturally.

The iconic can-can legs on the Duke of York’s cinema and Komedia were my first one colour drawing in a screen print style.

The murmurations of starlings that fill the sky on the sea front in Brighton is one of my favourite things about living here. I drew each simplified bird individually to create a sense of movement.

All of the designs are now on 11RugbyRoad.com

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The Bright Craft Fair

Brighton craft fair 2017

Continuing to sell my designs through 11 Rugby Road, in the past 2 years alongside our yearly Artist Open House I set up our online shop, ran pop up shops and gallery shows and now myself and Adam are starting our own craft fair in the heart of Brighton!

With the Bright Craft Fair we aim to bring our stylised Open House feel to all the stalls involved. Focus will be on fellow designers, gifts and homeware makers with less WI more Wow!

We have planned 3 shows this year, the first just in time for a Valentine’s surprise on the 4th of February. Then a summer fair on 15th of July and a winter date tbc.

Attached is a small gallery with images of our craft shows in Brighton, which show the love and attention to setting up is just as important to us as the goodies we sell!

 

 

Find out more about the Bright Craft Fair on Facebook

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Rediscovering hand drawn illustration

For years I have felt more comfortable drawing in Adobe Illustrator rather than with a pen and paper. Recently I have dusted off my fine liners and experimented embracing a naive, cheerful style.

Preparing for an exhibition on Brighton seafront from 15th – 27th of July I’m doing at the Fishing Quarter Gallery, I have taken the seaside for inspiration on a series of illustrated prints.


I will never be an illustrator but have enjoyed being comfortable with a sketch book again.

  

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11 Rugby Road Open House

Brighton Open House 2014I’ve been working hard on getting our Open House in Brighton to open its doors to the public. Myself and Adam have produced a whole range of gifts and treats which can only be found here. I have built a website so people can get a good idea of what’s on offer, which can be found at 11RugbyRoad.com

If you are unfamiliar with the Open House concept, their website describes it well as..

Christmas Artists Open Houses create a special atmosphere, where you can chat to the artists and have a sneaky peak around some of Brighton’s most interesting homes, whilst viewing an amazing selection of individual, unique arts and crafts. What better way to do your Christmas shopping than by sipping mulled wine, eating mince pies before blazing hearths, whilst selecting gifts for family, friends and the odd treat for your self!

Visiting the Christmas Artists Open Houses is a great way to discover the diversity of creative talent that exists in the city and offers work from some of the country’s top makers in the fields of ceramics, jewellery, print-making and home-wares, as well as handcrafted Christmas cards, wreaths, tree decorations and foodie gifts.

We are open every weekend between 29th November and 14th December 11am-6pm and hope to see you there!

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Small towns have feelings too

Have meant to make these for a while as been written down in my little ideas book that normally gets filled before I go to bed.

Living in the middle of nowhere I find it difficult to explain where I’m from to most people. This little series goes to show that there is life outside London in the south east.

They’re not 100% finished…

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