Leigh Art Trail 2018

Exciting news, we will be part of the 2018 Leigh Art Trail in June.

We will be exhibiting our new Thames Estuary pictures at Venue 10, Book Inn, Broadway West, from Sat 9th – Sat 16th June.

Andrew Sharratt (our artist) will be there to meet at various times and days throughout the week (to be posted closer the day), so why not pop in and say hello.

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New Leigh-on-Sea studio location

We are pleased to announce we now operate from Leigh-on-Sea, just off the Broadway. Check-out our cool work space.


Southend Airport Supporting Local Artists

We are delighted that a selection of our pictures are adorning the walls of the Skylife Lounge at London Southend Airport.

Featured are the 70 x 50cm prints in white frames of local Thames Estuary locations and London landmark series.

Take a look if your jetting off on you're summer holidays or just returning.

Personalised Pictures

Are you looking for an original gift for someone special?

Why not commission a piece of unique artwork?

We are offering a new service. We can create an illustration in our style of your house, favourite pub, beach, car, or perhaps much-loved pet.

Just send us a picture of the subject forward or side-facing and we can give you a free quote.

Email your request to: 

Hit Refresh For The New Year

Urgh, it's January again. The diet is on. The booze is shut away under lock and key. The trainers have been dug out and dusted down. It's all about healthy living and restraint.

It's not just my body that needs cleansing after Christmas though. Looking around the house, the clutter seems to have reached new heights. There may have been the intentions to give meaningful, necessary presents to each other but Santa (and many other relatives) didn't get that memo. Piles of plastic toys are spilling out of the toy box and cupboards. Wardrobes are bursting at the seams with clothes, shoes and bags, yet I never seem to have the right thing to wear. There seems to be stuff stuffed everywhere.

So, I'm starting this year right and I'm having a major reorganisation, installing practical storage solutions and having a good old clear out. I know it will provide a wonderful feeling of satisfaction and accomplishment. I seem to do this every January and then one thing leads to another and I'll want to completely redecorate and refurnish. Then I remember that it's January, the month of restraint and frugality after the decadence of December.

The answer is a compromise. I'll leave the colour charts and wallpaper samples in the drawer for now. The sofas will have to make do with a spruce up rather than being replaced. But I think I can stretch to a few new pictures. Simply swapping around the framed photos and adding some fresh new prints to our collection will make a difference - the interior update that I'm looking for.

Looking for interior design inspiration? Take a look at the Art of Adventure collections (https://artofadventure.co.uk/)

Embracing Autumn

You may have guessed from our artwork and previous blogs that we're summer people really. The feeling of the warm sun on your skin is hard to beat. The freedom of wearing flip flops is something to cherish. Our summer wardrobe is the one that makes us feel our very best.

However, there's no getting away from the fact that summer's gone and autumn is most definitely here. Flip flops and sunhats have been packed away for another year. It's time to pile on the layers, the chunky knits and woolly hats. But how to do it without sinking into an autumnal gloom as grey as the sky overhead?

Here are our 5 things to love about autumn:

1. Colours

Nature has a way of reminding us that it evolves constantly. The autumnal colour palette of reds, oranges, yellows and browns is one such reminder, and a beautiful one at that. Summer's lush green grass now has a newly-laid carpet of leaves. It's new season styling at its very best.

2. Crunch

And those fallen leaves provide the perfect opportunity for behaving like a small child. Like Peppa Pig's pull to a muddy puddle, jumping in a pile of crunchy leaves brings a big smile to your face - whatever your age. Kick them in the air. Jump on top of them. That seasonal crunch of leaves underfoot is so satisfying.

3. Cosy Fabrics

Putting on a super soft, comfy knit is like being enveloped in a warm hug. Snuggle up and enjoy the feeling.

4. Comfort Food

Apple pie, a slow-cooked stew, a hearty roast - tis the season to enjoy warming, comforting dishes with a side serve of nostalgia. Sausages by the bonfire anyone?

5. Christmas Is Coming

It does seem to come earlier every year, but once the first frost has passed it's ok to mention the C word. Soon sleigh bells will be ringing and reindeers will be in full flight. Try not to get stressed about it, and enjoy the most wonderful time of the year with childlike glee.

Need some Christmas gift inspiration? View our print collections

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Want it to feel like summer all year round? Try our 5 simple ideas