Snailspace Brighton | The Martlets

I’m excited to be one of 50 artists chosen to decorate a snail on the Snailspace Brighton art trail.

My snail was outside The Ivy in the Lanes - my amazing sponsors - between 15 September and 18 November 2018. It’s now joining all the other snails at St Augustine’s Centre for a farewell celebration Fri 30 November - Sun 2 December. [Tickets here.] There’s also a ‘meet the artist’ preview on Thursday 28 - I’d love to see you there! [Tickets here.] Want to snap up one of the snails? On Mon 3 December, the snails will be auctioned off to raise money for The Martlets hospice in Brighton. [Tickets here.]

You can read my Snailspace press coverage here.

If you’d like to commission a piece inspired by my design, just get in contact.

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I love spending time with my family at our allotment in Whitehawk. The hours I’ve spent there definitely inspired my snail design. I called it ‘To Everything There is a Season’, as when you move around the sculpture you move through the seasons. All the plants are bee-friendly, too - I’m really passionate about the importance of saving our native bees. Hopefully my design will make people stop and think about the importance of looking after our local plants.

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The Ivy in the Lanes, Brighton

The Ivy in Brighton kindly sponsored my snail.

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From concept to sculpture

My snail is illustrated completely by hand using acrylic paints and Posca pens. It took eight weeks in the super secret Martlets Snailspace HQ.