‘It’s been an exciting start to the year for Bright artists with a lot to follow in 2013. Take a look below at all the latest news from Bright Group International:
We are extremely excited and proud to announce that Ada Grey, one of Bright’s newest stars has been chosen by Bloomsbury for their new royal baby book ‘Shh don’t wake the royal baby!’ Due for release to coincide with the birth of the royal baby. Ada has also been signed up to a two book deal with Little Tiger Press - we are very excited to see Ada’s progression with us this year, stay tuned!
Nicola O’Byrne’s debut picture book, ‘Open Very Carefully’ has been published this month by Nosy Crow and is available to buy on Amazon Now! This funny tale for young children is about a very grumpy crocodile trapped in entirely the wrong story – a must read for your kids!
We’re sending big congratulations over the pond to our US agent Kirsten Hall and to our UK based artist Shelagh McNicholas for their book, ‘Tea Time with Sophia Grace and Rosie’ making its debut on the Ellen Show! The book, published by Scholastic was quickly put together by those involved to feature Ellen’s favourite guests, Sophia Grace and Rosie.
And finally our wonderful Ben Mantle has won the 2013 Bishop’s Stortford Picture Book Award! Competing against 50 other picture books, ‘Callum’s Incredible Construction Kit’ published by Egmont won the votes and affections of over 1300 school children.
The Artworks are delighted to introduce our new Startworks artists Stacey Knights (1st below) and Sami Al-Adawy (2nd below). Both artists graduated with first class honours in 2012. Sami graduated from the University of the West of England. His work comes from a love of intricacy and design, fused together with a delicate interlacing of bold colours and shapes. Stacey graduated from Norwich University College of the Arts and specialises in paper collages. She creates hand painted paper bespoke to the project or image she’s working on, making every piece of illustration truly unique.
Lindsey Spinks has been asked to take part as one of the artists involved in this years ‘Lindt Big Egg Hunt’. It’s a brilliant initiative in aid of Action for Children, ‘set to be the largest, interactive public art exhibition the country has ever seen. Last year the hunt raised over £1million pound for charity’. Lindsey has managed to take her amazingly detailed illustrations and apply them to the huge egg due to be unveiled in Covent Garden this February. Keep an eye out for more information coming soon… Lindsey Spinks is represented by The Artworks