Artist Interview: Q & A with Sean Briggs

Artist Sean Briggs draws inspiration from his natural surroundings and its fauna to create wonderful, interpretive illustrations. Using a combination of traditional graphite, watercolour and ink on paper, Sean’s artistic style has changed over the years, whilst undertaking his own personal ‘sketch a day’ project.

We caught up with him to chat about his methods, inspirations and some of his newest pieces of artwork.

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Sophie Green
Art Spring Trends for 2019

Spring has almost sprung and the weather is slowly getting warmer, the days are getting longer and the great outdoors is starting to brighten up a little. Interior trends are changing with the turn of the seasons and colour palettes, materials and décor are changing with them. At Art Basket, we have been putting together a list of the top art trends that are set to make an impact this Spring.

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Sophie Green
Give ART this Valentine's Day: 5 ways that you can surprise your Valentine this year!

Looking for something a little different to give your Valentine this year? Tired of the cliché bouquets of roses and giant teddy bears? Then why not give your Valentine something that will last them a lifetime?

Giving the gift of art can be a unique, meaningful and undeniably romantic gesture. We have put together 5 of our favourite ways to give the gift of art this Valentine’s Day.

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Sophie Green
Artist Interview: Q&A with Krista McCurdy

Art Basket Printmaker and Artist, Krista McCurdy, is somewhat of a rule breaker when it comes to her craft. During her printing and development process , Krista likes to experiment with colour and visual texture, giving each of her pieces an element of ‘surprise’.

We had a chat with Krista to find out a little more about her style, influences, and processes.

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Sophie Green
Art Inspiration for 2019

As 2018 comes to a close, we’ve been busy contemplating some of the key interior trends for the coming year. What with Pantone announcing the ‘colour of the year’ for 2019 and the transition from winter to spring, art trends are bound to take a turn and at Art Basket, we like to stay ahead of the curve.

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Sophie Green
10 things that creative people do differently to everybody else

Ever wondered why some people are creative and others aren’t? What makes creative people different to others? Creative people certainly see the world in a different way to most; their intensity, passion, sporadic thought processes and critical eye can make every day functioning a struggle for some creative individuals. But their unique way of looking at things and their unrivalled passion also make the highly creative a lucky creature.

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Sophie Green
Are you making the most of social media to promote your art?

As an Artist, you’ll know how important it is to promote yourself to potential customers, art dealers and galleries. In recent years, however, the shift online has meant that rather than handing out business cards to people in the street, you’ll be posting photos, sending emails and gathering a loyal ‘online following’.

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Sophie Green
Top benefits of art in the workplace

The impact that art can have on employees, employers, customers and clients is often hugely underestimated by companies. Not only can art change the entire mood of a room, it can work as a conversation starter for customers, it can impress clients and even make employees more productive!

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Sophie Green
5 art trends for your home this Autumn

As the weather gets colder, a whole new wave of interior design trends are starting to take over. At Art Basket, we’re saying goodbye to pastel shades and simple Scandi prints and hello to luxurious patterns, golds, orange hues and navy blues. We have chosen 5 of our favourite Autumn art trends for 2018.

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Sophie Green