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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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’:
25 July 2017
When Anne Moore Armstrong joined Bright as a picture book agent, Becca Stadtlander was one of the first artists Anne approached to join her list at the agency.
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.