Splashhound

This dog has been chosen by the staff at Lawrence Art Supplies created by Amy Lawrence, and painted by artist Aimee Brigginshaw. The staff wanted their sculpture to be a celebration of artist expression and colour. Splashhound appears to have jumped into a pool of paint. His black coat is covered in an energetic display of vibrant, colourful splashes. He is tactile too with a 3D effect that pops out from the surface. Lawrence Art Supplies staff consists of several practicing artists and the majority of our staff members have an artistic background. Read More …

Southdowns Dog

Southdowns Dog is inspired by the countryside surrounding Brighton and Hove and celebrates the natural resource of the National Park. He echoes the flight of the Snowman across the Downs, with aerial views and imagery of sheep grazing, iconic windmills, winding paths, wild flowers and rolling hills. Artist, curator and gallery owner, Kellie Miller has exhibited extensively throughout her career and museum collections around the world hold her works. Living on the South Downs herself, Kellie’s work is inspired by nature and travel. Read More …

Seagulls of the South

Seagulls are associated with the seaside, as much as sandcastles, buckets and spades. The noise they make adds to the whole sensory experience of visiting the seaside. By watching their antics, whether flying, swimming or stealing ice-creams, they entertain the many people who visit the seaside. Let’s celebrate the seagull. Kathleen works in Places, she creates small objects, that are small enough to be held in a hand. These objects are placed in different environments and interact with the place that they are situated. She investigates the environment, social history, local history, politics and memories of the Place. Read More …

Patch – The Unfinished Quilt

The design, colours and fabrics are from a quilt, started by my mother in 1955. It stayed in the sideboard drawer throughout my childhood, and now in my possession, remains unfinished – except in its Snowdog life where it is wrapped around him to keep him warm and cosy. Judith Berrill lives and paints in Brighton and Hove. She has a fine art degree and is a regular exhibitor in the Brighton Open Houses and Lewes Artwave. Her most recent works are painting and plaster pieces which record her perambulations around the footpaths of the South Downs. Read More …

Merry-Go-Hound

This design captures the essence of Brighton and is a pop-art inspired carousel horse type decoration. With a hint also to Brighton’s historic association with ‘1960s Mod culture, displayed in the roundel targets and the Mary Quant daisy motifs. Bright, bold and all the fun of the seaside! Sean is a professional illustrator living and working in Brighton, but originally from Middlesbrough. His distinctive illustration style is inspired by his love of mid-twentieth century design and illustration. Sean is known locally as the creator of the famous Brighton Line mock tube map of Brighton and Hove. Read More …

Horatio – The Bathing Beauty

A tribute to the Brighton swimming club, founded 1860, when its gentlemen members swam naked. Rules were introduced requiring bathing costumes but the early skimpy versions were held up by a cord, which often came undone. The solution – the one piece, striped costume, modelled here by Horatio. The artist Judith lives and paints in Brighton. She has a Fine Art degree from Leeds University and regularly exhibits in Open Houses and Lewes Art wave where she has enjoyed sell out shows. Her most recent works are paintings and plaster pieces recording walks around the footpaths of the South Downs. Read More …

GRRRace

GRRRace is a police detective dog named after the character ‘Roy Grace’ from the famous novelist ‘Peter James’. He is garbed in all the latest police urban equipment including Taser and personal camera and ready for anything! Designed by Mik Richardson, who is a Norfolk based artist and runs his own mural Painting & Graffiti party business since leaving the RAF in 2006. He has currently produced over 400 murals and art projects and has also produce 37 sculpture paintings for many various Wild in Art trails across the country. Read More …

Frank

Frank is inspired by my many visits to the Brighton seaside. The design wraps well known Brighton architecture and landmarks round the dog in a fluid line drawing. The creator of Frank, Jane Anderson, is a Birmingham based designer and illustrator who creates under the alias of CurrentState. Her designs are often inspired by flora and fauna and characterized by bright bold colours and simple organic shapes. Read More …

Dudley

Dockerills is a family run business established in Brighton for well over 100 years, so who better to base a Snowdog on, than the real Dockerills dog, Dudley, who often Louise sees as she passes the shop on her way to the studio. Louise Dear’s paintings are a sumptuous visual feast. Seduction is her aim and her works skilfully demand their audience to experience the delight with which they have been created. Her neo-pop infused works are expertly fashioned using a multitude of media; golds, glitters and glosses layered on panels of distressed aluminium. Read More …

Disco Dog

Disco Dog was inspired by the famous disco ball that creates rays of light and captures the sense of fun. The artist Natalie Guy is a successful mosaic artist who creates beautiful 2D and sculptural works of art that have character and tell a story. Natalie has extensive experience in public, community, commercial and private residential mosaic works and loves every minute! Read More …

Crush Puppy

Crush Puppy is an unmistakable Louise Dear creation. As sponsored by Italian restaurant ‘Donatello’s’, the piece features Sophia Loren, the original Italian beauty to compliment Dear’s vibrant colours, flowers and luscious lips making the whole piece ooze gorgeousness! Louise Dear’s paintings are a sumptuous visual feast. Seduction is her aim and her works skilfully demand their audience to experience the delight with which they have been created. Her neo-pop infused works are expertly fashioned using a multitude of media; golds, glitters and glosses layered on panels of distressed aluminium. Read More …

Brighton Rock (Rocco)

The Brighton Rock Snowdog celebrates Brighton in all its glory. One side represents the day time: the heat of the beach in high summer with its famous pebbles, golden sunsets, sunbathers and iconic buildings. The other side is the evening: represented by the funfair, bright lights and starry nights, and the glitz and glamour of the famous nightlife. Pinky is a full time professional artist living and working in Brighton for almost ten years. He has been commissioned to create public art projects and exhibited his work in galleries across the UK, Europe and America. With a background in Graffiti and Street Art his work has transcended that scene taking colour and form to the next level. Read More …

Brighton Belle

This design was inspired by the local Brighton Landmarks and by Brighton Pride! The artist wanted to show both the day and night of Brighton and display all the icons of the place. Based in London, Jenny is a freelance artist and muralist specialising in site specific paintings and public art projects and has participated in several Wild in Art projects. Collectively her work has raised over 30k for partnering charities. Read More …

Bow Wow

The Bowie tribute Snowdog celebrates the immense contribution made by David Bowie to our artistic culture. The combination of the trademark multi-coloured lightning bolts creates a dazzling pattern – evoking the energy, passion and diversity of this great performer – the diamond-like shapes a subtle reference to Bowie’s Diamond Dogs. Mike Edwards is an established artist based in Brighton, pushing boundaries in his central studio. Well known for his portraits made of text – Mike recently completed a major portrait of Lord Attenborough. He also produces commissioned artworks for Barcardi, Budweiser and Urban Outfitters. Read More …

Bone China

Inspired by 18th century ‘Blue Willow’ porcelain with its elaborate design. Created in various shades of blue acrylic, trimmed with gold leaf, the artist wants to create a nature inspired piece with a hint of the nautical to represent the city of Brighton. Gemma Compton is a contemporary painter from Bristol. Her highly detailed, stylized works have crossed from garments to gallery walls. Gemma often works in acrylic on canvas depicting the beauty and decay of nature. Clients have included Facebook and her work has been exhibited worldwide including the Houses of Parliament. Read More …

Bella

This design depicts a busy seaside day and night scene. Playing with the word ’Brighton’ and ’Brightoff’ it adds a humorous touch. The pier is the main feature with bird murmurations, fireworks and lights. Creativity is a key factor in all of Chris’s work. As an artist, he simply tries to create something that people will enjoy and respond to. Chris has exhibited at many venues throughout Sussex and is a member of several art societies including the Sussex Watercolour Society. Read More …

Mod Dog

Brighton Mod Dog portrays the close relationship that existed between the Mods of the 1960s and Brighton, and a partnership which is still being celebrated 50 years later. The artist Steve Mason lives and works in Southwick. Over the years he has sold numerous paintings and completed many commissions. He has recently moved from working with oils to acrylic and loves the vibrancy of this medium, which suits his style of painting on different surfaces. Read More …

Blot the Dog

This sculpture represents how the artist sees Brighton. Focusing on the uniqueness of this city, the design uses spray paint but the majority is in ink. Iownthis.ART has lived in Brighton his whole life and has been inspired by its colour and diversity since he was little, the art life of Brighton is a constant changing state that inspires and keeps him curious every day. He also loves painting and inking as close or in the community as much as possible, hoping it inspires others too. Read More …

Smart Vibes

The Smart Vibes Snowdog represents the positive aspects of life through the use of colour, positive words and icons. In an uncertain world we need to celebrate life. Let’s spread the LOVE and remind people that if we say YES we can change things for the better. Brighton is famous for its tolerance and positive approach to life and this design expresses that! Pinky is a full time professional artist living and working in Brighton for almost ten years. He has been commissioned to create public art projects and exhibited his work in galleries across the UK, Europe and America. Read More …

Newshound

The Newshound tries to capture the essence of the infamous Argus headlines seen across Brighton & Hove on A boards outside local newsagents, and express the fun and a touch of madness that is reflective of the city! Designed by Heidi Compton, who is an artist and illustrator living and working in Hove – working on commissions both private and commercial for wall art, murals and illustration Read More …

Pebbles

This design has been inspired by Brighton & Hove: the sea, beach, beach huts, distinctive railings and of course promenading, something that happens here even when the weather is wild. Joanna is inspired by colour, pattern and life in paintings, private commissions and three dimensional canvases such as Cow Parade, 2 Elephant Parades and individually painted coffins. Joanna also works part-time for Martlets, therefore this project is an exciting artistic opportunity to combine working experiences and passions. Read More …