Brighton – Shopping – Gifts & Cards
Seafront Image is another brilliant little photography/art gallery in the ‘Artists Quarter’ on Brighton seafront. This adorable little wooden shack (situated actually ON the beach) sells the most gorgeous Brighton-related images: from the iconic burnt-out West Pier silhouetted against a setting sun to enormous flocks of seagulls cruising along the coastline.
For just £35, their 6×4 triptychs make excellent Brighton-themed presents. My mum is rather partial to images of solitary deckchairs blowing in the breeze as well as rows of multicoloured beach huts so if I’m ever short of present ideas then I know where to go. If you do fall in love with their pictures, but feel a little strapped for cash then don’t worry – like all great seaside mini-galleries their prints are available as greetings cards.
Check out my review of Seafront Image – I am Alice_Reeves – on Qype
I absolutely ADORE this little gallery along Brighton seafront – it brings out my inner girly girl like no other place in the city. Linda Boucher’s paintings are stunningly simple and all very, very pink. Specialising in ‘still life’ paintings depicting beautiful shoes, handbags and elegant items upon dressing tables, there is a wonderful feel to her work that suggests a vibrancy and life in these colourful, inanimate objects.
Boucher does what every great artist should be able to do – she takes the everyday and makes it new and wonderful. Her portraits are stunning too – faces of women made up in classic 1920s-style.
If you fancy getting your hands on one of these original artworks, it’ll set you back between £45 and (ouch) £325. My favourites are her shoe paintings which are all around the £120 mark. If I had my own place (and was decidedly richer) I’d love to cover my bedroom/dressing room in her designs. I’m just not sure it would go down TOO well with my boyfriend…
Check out my review of Linda Boucher – I am Alice_Reeves – on Qype