Today we welcome a new stall holder to the blog and our fair on Sunday 14th April at Worthing Charmandean. Find out more about Brighton Tiger Art ahead of the day…
Please introduce yourself and your brand….
My name is Sarah Stephenson and I have created a storefront called ‘Brighton Tiger Art’ as I wanted to bring my artistic ideas into real life prints and greeting cards. I mostly sell crafty cards, notebooks & art for the home. I also work on bespoke landscapes, pet commissions, and portraits. Hugely inspired by nature; expect to see cute illustrations of animals, beautiful florals and bold Brighton landscapes. I have two cats that constantly crave my attention whilst working and steal my brushes; however, their personalities cheeky, cute, bossy (and yet also kind) has inspired many of my animal illustrations, so for that I thank them! (also one of my cats is called Tiger, hence the name). My mission is to add colour and spark joy into the lives of others. If I can brighten someones day, then to me my passion has become a shared success!
Brighton Tiger Art also sells through their bespoke website – spark some joy into your day and have a look through the shop!
How would you describe your style and your creations?
I love to work with watercolours, gouache and most recently the procreate software! I am drawn to pastel colours: mostly pale blues, baby pink and lots of greens. My illustrations are meant to bring beauty into the world – I also love to hand draw many of my botanical illustrations and floral paintings. People would describe my work to be: ‘charming’, ‘enchanting’ and ‘playful’.
What do you enjoy most about your work?
For me, art has been a form of therapy – a soothing presence amongst turbulences. I also love that I can create something that will resonate with another human being!
What can we expect to find on your stall at The Fairy Tale Fair Easter Special in aid of St Barnabas at Worthing Charmandean on Sunday 14th April? And are you looking forward to taking part?
I will bring lots of my crafty cards, hand painted notebooks, cushions, and paintings. I will also be available to talk about bespoke commissions – I typically do portraits, and pet portraits which always make a thoughtful gift or capture a memory beautifully!
Do you have a best seller?
Not quite! I had a printed range of Christmas cards last year which sold out – but I usually create so many unique designs and handmade items no one particular piece becomes a bestseller!
Do you have any plans or ambitions for the future?
My ambition is to continue to be part of craft fairs that support different charities – I have a passion for art and I love meeting friendly artists at the fairs. I want to continue to grow my little business & expand what I offer, I’m currently looking at soft furnishings and fabrics!
Do you have a motto or inspirational quote?
‘It is only when we are no longer fearful that we begin to create’. J.M.W. Turner.
When I was younger I was inspired by Monet, Van Gough and Turner. They were my all time favourite artists! This quote from Turner inspired me to get back into my art after many years – I was worried that I had lost some of my skills that I learnt at school. As an adult how could I transfer those skills? I decided to take the leap and no longer be fearful.
What part of Easter do you enjoy the most?
Is it cliché to say the chocolate?! I used to work in a chocolate and cake boutique shop – I’ve developed a real sweet tooth!
How can we find out more about you?
I post regularly on my Instagram, and I have my online storefront and collected work nested on my website.
Thanks for visiting – please say hello at the fairy tale fair if you see me!