I’m a commercial/art photographer based in Brighton.
For work I shoot everything from dogs in ballgowns to backdrops for the Vienna State Opera.
For pleasure I shoot a variety of long term landscape and portrait projects many of them shot by the light of the full moon.
I exhibit in the UK and Europe.
I’m Lisa Bamford, and I work under the name of Stoats & Weasels in Brighton. I create fun, colourful, and sometimes romantic, designs for gift packs of button badges and fridge magnets, tea towels, greetings cards and prints.
I’ve always dabbled in creating designs outside of my work, but the last few years is when I’ve been making more time to do it in a more in depth way. I really enjoy my day job being a graphic designer, but I also enjoy the creative freedom that making my own work brings and being able to express myself though it. I love it when my work makes people smile too, I think that’s what I like best.
My favourite quote, and motto for life is from Benjamin Franklin: “We do not stop playing because we grow old, we grow old because we stop playing!”
I’m Laura Danby, a Brighton based designer who loves bold patterns & fun animal illustrations. Inspired by the simple iconic Scandinavian designs and colours of the 1950's, I love to take a form and simplify it into a bold icon which can be printed, patterned, made into jewellery and more!
Find a unique selection of colourful prints, cards and gifts at 21a Brunswick Square.
Sarah Edmonds is an illustrator and designer based in Worthing. A self taught artist, Sarah spent much of her childhood adventuring around farmyards and forests which fed her imagination until fit to burst!
Her portfolio includes hand drawn maps, mischievous puns, colourful alphabets and curious characters, produced using a fusion of hand drawn and digital techniques. Her favourite materials are chunky crayons and inks, and she never leaves the house without some sort of sketchbook.
Alongside commissioned projects for children's publishers, museums and arts organisations she produces her own collections of illustrated gifts. She sells these on her Etsy shop and in a number of shops, including Somerset House in London and Brighton's Tidy Print. She looks forward to launching some brand new designs to coincide with the open house!
She loves dogs, her bike and a good pair of slippers.
Selected clients: Walker Books, Quarto Children's Books, National Museum Wales, The Story Museum, Literature Wales, Timbergram, Kate Humble, New Writing South and Oxford University Press.
I set up “From Brighton With Love” in 2012 when I moved to the city after many years living and working in London.
All items are handmade in my studio in Kemptown using natural materials and in colours inspired by Brighton and the surrounding area. Although the products have a “seaside” feel to them they work equally well in an urban interior.
The "Cats" and "Birdys" in three different sizes are aimed at children of all ages and are equally popular with adults! The smallest size (Tiny Kitty & Tiny Birdy) can be linked with the loop and the popper to make a long string to hang by a child's bed or cot or even hang on a pushchair.
"Oscar the Seagull" now has his own range of products, as he is obviously far too cute to be confined to the label only! These include tea towels and shopping bags in 100% cotton and bone china mugs, guaranteed to cheer up your morning cup of tea!
The latest addition to the range is "Oscar's Friends". Adorable felt seagulls with long knitted striped legs in three colourways, Candy, Lobster and Lagoon. "Oscar" is a little envious of their long legs as his are definitely on the short side!
These have now been joined by an “Oscar’s Friends” mobile and “Felt Birds” mobile which look great in children’s bedrooms or anywhere else you want to hang them.
I am also happy to do commissions and bespoke colours to suit your interior.
Using bold, contrasting blocks of colour and simple geometrics I aim to add a touch of vibrancy and excitement to the grayscale of human existence.
I create my jewellery pieces from home while caring for my severely Autistic and incredibly inspirational son. I find creativity tantamount to sanity in the strange, distorted and occasionally amusing vacuum of life with a non-verbal Autistic.
I am a Brighton based freelance graphic designer and I love typography, infographics and logos. But I also have a big love for children’s books and illustrations.
A few years ago I rediscovered my love for drawing and now I can’t stop. I picked up where I left off at a young age and carried on with an anthropomorphic theme, which definitely stems from my childhood love of books. I seem to quite like mice too!
The colours in my paintings from previous years were digitally created in Photoshop. This year I challenged myself to use watercolours for the first time and I’m excited to bring new characters - in all their watercolour glory - to this year’s Open House.
Framed and unframed prints, greeting cards, notebooks and badges available.
Hello I’m Claire and the founder of hello terry jewellery. My business has developed over the last two years from an insatiable urge to create whilst being at home with my small son. Once he had started school I found some time and space to develop some ideas and create the brand. I work from home in my studio in Brighton.
I make easy to wear everyday pieces from polymer clay using simple shapes and abstract splashes of pattern and colour. Most of my work features speckles or terrazzo inspired random shapes.
I love colour and shape and am often playing around with curious colour combinations. I find inspiration in modern art and contemporary culture. The style of my jewellery is all about simple clean shapes, mixed with modern pretty fresh colours. I have recently been developing a palette of strong pastels fused with pops of neon and saccharin pink, whilst my constant love affair with monochromatic black and white helps keep the look adult.
Painter, Illustrator and graffiti artist, Unknown is one of the key players in the world-renowned Brighton street art scene. His street pieces are highly distinctive, but his studio works are also unique and dynamic, with the versatility to create on any medium and a vision for subtle and humorous storytelling.
Born and growing up on the Isle of Wight, UNKNOWN is a Painter, Illustrator and Graffiti Artist. Like a lot of creative genius’, he never fused well with the school system. Burgling art paraphernalia from his school's art department while shoplifting pencils, crayons and Marvel Comic books on the side, these were the nutrients that began feeding the young UNKNOWN and his art cravings.
While everyone his age was busy reading Beano and Dandy, UNKNOWN was serving his prolific lust for art from the age of six with the likes of Marc Chagall, Lichtenstein, Andy Warhol and David Hockney. Drawn to these artists alongside Marvel and Disney characters, UNKNOWN also took ‘The Adventures of Tintin’ that had been freshly delivered to the school library, and run off to bury them as his treasure.
While within the school system, aided indirectly by his art teacher Mr. Seaward and the discouragement received from the rigidity of this environment, for a time he became disengaged from his art. He refers to these as his ‘the Lost Years’ between the ages of 14-21. Running away from home and the institution of school at 14 to live in Brighton, working in the mod/rockabilly cornerstone the Dorset...UNKNOWN has also lived in Bristol, London, Cornwall and Devon. He then branched out to experience the world traveling.
After a chance meeting with a Maori woman in New Zealand called ‘Star’ another prolific artist, the beginnings of the UNKNOWN artist was born. Star fondly referred to UNKNOWN as ‘Jiffy’ and after spending extensive time together, he was a little curious as to how Star became an artist. So he asked. In one single statement on the Parakai Prairie an hour north of Auckland, Star responded in typical, direct Kiwi manner: “Just do it Jiffy!”. In that swift moment, something within the young UNKNOWN shifted and just like the Nike advert and an artist champion, he reconnected with his creativity and reignited his artist's journey. He has been painting and creating every day since his ‘art epiphany’.
Starting out by drawing knights, ghosts and skeletons as a child, it was a trip to see the Francis Bacon Retrospective with his sister that also contributed to this ‘artist awakening’.
After his trip to NZ he came back to Devon and this is where he cut his first stencil as UNKNOWN and the stamping of this artist's talent was born. He was drawn to the blaze of the current street art scene of the time, which played a major part in the natural progression of his artist's journey.
UNKNOWN creates on any medium and consistently entertains visually. Through his standout and unique style, his free-flowing and expressive use of colour is nothing short of genius. His variety of forms and themes express a feeling and a message. From your first look it showcases the flame of his quick-wit and upon your secondary glance, an intelligence and humoristic storytelling message within his work. In the utmost positive sense, once you ‘see’ his work, it can never be ‘unseen’. A key player in the world-renowned Brighton street art scene UNKNOWN studio works are unique, dynamic and purely unforgettable. You have been notified...
Under the name Anna's Drawing Room, I draw, paint and make prints featuring plants and landscapes, from both real and imagined places.
Influenced by bold Finnish design, my style has a simple, strong, linear aesthetic, playing with exciting colour combinations to give the artworks depth and drama. At the open house I will be showing my Paradise print collection, featuring tropical plants and fantasy gardens. With a combination of organic lines, architectural shapes, and vibrant hues, I hope the prints will provide a feast for the eyes!