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Tuesday, June 28, 2022
This week Brighton Journal spoke to jewellery designer Risza Lopes da Cruz. Risza found her love for jewellery design whilst living in Timor-Leste, where she learnt traditional techniques from local jewellery makers. She designs and makes contemporary pieces inspired by Timorese ceremonial and matrimonial objects, or the animals that...
This week Brighton Journal spoke to Orna Schneerson Pascal, whose abstract paintings explore pattern and colour. Orna was one of the winners of the 2020 Habitat Brighton art project, which invited artists to create work inspired by Brighton. She has also exhibited at Farleys House & Gallery, and is currently...
This week Brighton Journal spoke to local figurative artist, Catriona Millar. Catriona's work focuses on the interactions between people and pattern. Working with oil paint and a palette knife, she aspires to "catch that moment" when the lighting or mood "can change how we see a person so dramatically."...
This week Brighton Journal spoke to Hove-based illustrator and painter, Jessica Ford. Jessica works from her seaside studio, creating uplifting and colourful paintings that aspire to bring joy into the home. At the moment she's working on a number of commissions and launching a new range of silk scarves...
This week Brighton Journal spoke to Brighton-based visual artist, Alex Jones. Alex's work explores material language and its construction, focusing on "how we read and understand language and the formal structures within it." He predominantly works in oil, acrylic, ink and graphite. Alex is currently creating a series of...
This week Brighton Journal spoke to Jason McQuillen, also known as the street artist I Own This Art. Jason describes his work as 'big and bold, round, bouncy and fun, always fun.' His work is constantly influenced by Brighton itself, inspired by the 'non-permanent fixture the street gives.' He's...
This week Brighton Journal spoke to Gareth Hayward, whose semi-abstract atmospheric paintings explore imagined landscapes. Gareth leaves areas of his landscapes 'unfinished or blurred', inviting the viewer to complete the painting by recalling a memory or recognising something that is familiar to them. He is currently working on his...
This week Brighton Journal spoke to Abigail Bowen, a local abstract artist. Inspired by Donna Tartt's The Goldfinch, Abigail describes her painting as an exploration of the 'edge of the rainbow', a space just beyond reality 'where all beauty, magic and art exists.' She has recently finished her new...
Amy Louise Baker
This week Brighton Journal spoke to Amy Louise Baker, a Brighton-based graphic designer, illustrator and textile artist. She also works as a lifestyle and product photographer. Amy's work combines her scientific and creative interests, primarily exploring the tension between "the natural and unnatural" and "representation versus abstraction." In 2007 Amy...
This week Brighton Journal spoke to local artist and author, Miguel Amortegui. Miguel uses different media including painting, sculpture, film and photography to share stories with a social conscience. He also works as a Participatory Photography Facilitator, teaching photography and digital storytelling skills to those who have been victims...