Murals with purpose
Bryony&Bloom was founded in 2013 by Bryony Benge-Abbott, an artist and curator with a keen interest in visual storytelling. The company originally created homeware collections, which were sold online and in stores around the UK. Today, however, the focus is much more on developing works of art within the public realm. Read the announcement here.
Murals with purpose essentially means works of art that not only communicate important messages but also uplift, enliven and enhance environments. The company mission is still very much to reconnect the manmade world with the natural world, bringing a touch of wilderness into everyday life. Beautiful murals can bring unexpected colour into the lives of passers by and radically and permanently improve dull, dreary inner-city architecture. Hand-painted murals also work well as graffiti deterrents. Get in contact to find out more.
THE STORY SO FAR...
I have been lucky enough to collaborate with some fascinating individuals and organisations. Some of my highlights include:
- Receiving Arts Council England funding for two permanent murals and a community engagement project at Bentley Priory Museum in 2016.
- Creating new designs for Epson Europe exhibition stands at international trade shows Heimtextil and FESPA in 2014 and 2015.
- Commission by Rape Crisis to create a painting for the waiting room in their Bradford centre.
- Collaborating with DecalGirl on gadget skin designs.
- Winning Best stand design with Epson Europe at FESPA South Africa, 2015
- Winning the Theo Paphitis SBS Award, 2014
- Winning Best Selected Exhibitor at Top Drawer London, 2014