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The Fairytale Art of Olga Baumert

27 April 2018

Olga’s artwork reminds me of books from my childhood: Eerie Fairytales, sometimes with a dark undertone, sometimes other-worldly, and now and again just beautifully nostalgic, homely and warm. I think of artists like Kit Williams, who wrote the very famous Masquerade in the 1970s, which I would spend hours looking at, trying to find the clues, and the famous realist painter, Anthony Green, who’s paintings defy the contraints of a rectangle or square, capturing snippets of his life with perspectives all askew. LM

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Christmas comes early: Jane Newland designs for Leonidas

24 April 2018

Hugely popular across a diverse range of products areas with her signature style that combines intricately-detailed, painterly and almost meditative mark-making with an irresistibly narrative appeal, Bright artist Jane Newland has now been commissioned to create a series of seasonally-inspired designs for luxury chocolate brand, Leonidas.

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Celebrating Bright's 15th Anniversary

28 March 2018

Since it was first established 15 years ago, The Bright Agency has grown tremendously as an independent, international literary and illustration company within the Children’s Publishing industry. A collective of specialist agents, Bright now works across all areas of art licensing, design, advertising and children’s publishing, with offices in London and New York.

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A Career in Art: Jane Newland Shows You How

01 March 2018

Jane Newland has a distinctive and extremely eye-catching style. Her illustrations are green and luscious — the fronds of every fern, every leaf are detailed with soft looking textures, like a springy moss or camomile lawn.

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Children's Book Awards, and Why They Matter

28 February 2018

In celebration of the artists we work with at Bright, here we list some of the awards dearest to us and those which we feel truly reflect and recognise huge talent and achievement.

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Instagram for Illustrators: Here's How to Make it Work for YOU

27 February 2018

Well it absolutely can be — but it’s also completely up to the individual. As an artist, you can use Instagram to your advantage — it is the perfect visual platform to showcase what you do, and there are some brilliant examples of this, some of which are shown above.

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Making Waves with Richard Jones

27 February 2018

Not only is this debut novel by Chloe Daykin akin to the style of David Almond — a great and true compliment there from reviewers and critics — but the artwork, by Richard Jones is equal in both atmosphere and feel.

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Spring Fair Success at Birmingham’s NEC 2018

09 February 2018

We attend Spring Fair at Birmingham’s NEC every year, showcasing our artists to clients, both established and new. This year felt like a new beginning, with our new logo, new stand, and exciting new artists to show, along with those more established, who never fail to impress.

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Paving the Future with Picture Books: Vicki Willden-Lebrecht Spreads the Word Through Media

06 October 2017

For the first time BBC Business Live’s The Inside Track focused on publishing this morning (5th Oct) timed to air live on the morning of Super Thursday. Interviewing The Bright Agency’s Founder and MD, Vicki Willden-Lebrecht, who spoke about children’s publishing and the responsibilities the industry has today. With a global audience over 260 million people.

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Once upon a time there was a girl with an idea…

15 September 2017

‘Prior to the Sunday Times interview I didn’t know the angle they would take and so I considered some moments in my career that made a difference to me, my artists and some lessons and insights. Only a portion got covered and thought I would share the ‘cuts’:

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The Annual Bright Artists Picnic 2017!

11 July 2017

This year we were blessed with glorious weather, perfect for a very serious game of rounders, umpired by our man of the match, James Burns, who flew over with Anne Moore-Armstrong from the states, something we look forward to each summertime.

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