We are passionate about design, interiors and anything mildly creative. We are also passionate about our home town...the magnificent Leigh on Sea. It is an area filled with so many diverse subcultures who seem to be creating new things daily. Everytime we leave our front door we stumble on something new. With that in mind we decided the showcase the talents of these local artisans on the Tin Design website and allow you the chance to get involved.
If you would like to be featured on our local artisans page, please contact us at 'firstname.lastname@example.org'
I have been taking photographs since 2003. I bought my first camera when my son was born, mostly because I wanted to catch those special moments while he was growing up. And that was the start of two intense relationships. My work takes the everyday and magnifies the detail. Coming to photography late means that my images juxtapose the mature and the fresh, and my camera details the relationship between my old way of seeing and my new. A working-class boy whose art teacher nearly destroyed him, I’ve come back fighting.
Grant Philpott is a local Artist who has displayed a variety of artwork at the Beecroft and Leigh Art Trail including Oil Paintings, Watercolours and Lino Prints. Grant also works as a TV Producer and in 2016 produced the artwork and Directed the Animation for a feature film documentary 'Under the Radar" about local actor and Time Bandit, Mike Edmonds, which was the closing gala film at the 2016 Southend Film Festival.
'Having grown up locally I am fascinated at how our town has changed over the years and after drawing and painting many of these places over the years I decided to combine them into a single design to celebrate our unique seaside town. The hand drawn and painted watercolour designs mix nostalgia with the present day and depicts well known local landmarks past and present including other seaside themes. Including the Kursaal, the Bowling Alley on the Pier, the Palace Hotel, the Golden Hind, the Crooked House, Southchurch Hall, Rossi's in the High St, the Cliff Lift and quirky elements including cockles, winkles, mussels and seafood. A closer look reveals a giant container ship, the Mulberry Harbour, the Grain Chimney, kiteboarders, gulls, bait diggers, even an Easyjet!'
'The wallpaper is a repeat pattern "toile" style and comes in a stylish charcoal grey with a grey background. The design lends itself to entrance hallways, small rooms and feature walls. It is digitally printed onto Coated Non Woven paper (which doesn't expand during hanging) and is digitally printed by Anstey Wallpaper Company.'
Ian Treherne Photography
Ian Treherne is a partially blind photographer, specialising in film and furniture making. Ian started drawing at the age of three and transferred his eye to photography later in life, In such a small space of time he has captured elegant portraits using
soft light to create atmosphere and contrast. Ian's love for the 60's shines through his work often, shooting mainly in black and white. His compositions are often cinematically inspired and, he considers light to be the most important component in his photography. We feel honoured to have him on board.
The Print Wagon
Rochford based Aidan Saunders has been touring the UK in a hand painted VW Caddy dubbed 'Print Wagon' since 2014. He produces freshly pressed linocuts and exhibits a wide range of hand printed ephemera. We love his fun 'tongue in cheek' style - some of which we can visualise in the coolest of kids bedrooms, it is also at seriously affordable prices.
Art by Antony 'H' Haylock
After studying at college Antony, otherwise known as H, teamed with partner Pez and quickly rose to become one of the foremost artists in the late 80's Rave scene,
producing the first flyers and graphical art installations on a large scale. As the Rave scene legalised and developed into the club scene in the UK, H was enployed to
bring the urban, gritty feel of the illegal warehouse to the interiors of the leading clubs throughout the country. With this growing popularity there became a constant
demand for bespoke commissioned murals and paintings. These works challenged H's skills to explore new directions in medium and style, providing a great foundation
for what lay ahead.
We are thrilled at Tin Design to have an artist on board of this caliber and feel proud that he is from our town.
PARIS DECOR & DESIGN
Paris brings fine art and interiors together to create luxurious, exciting and original spaces. Born into a family of sign writers
and artists, Paris had a natural flair and went on to study fine art and illustration. He now also specialises in traditional furniture painting and decorating.
Paris has worked on some impressive projects in homes, clubs, restaurants and hotels. We are thrilled to have Paris on board.
BETON ET NEPO.
Beton Et Nepo is a creative lady living in Leigh on Sea. She is a busy mum of four girls but also finds the time to be making and doing.
I have always been inspired by her creative talent and she is now making beautiful products with concrete and feathers.
Keep an eye out for more products being added.
We are thrilled to showcase local artist Daisy Bond’s illustrations as one of our Local Artisans to watch. Born and bred in Leigh on Sea, Daisy is currently studying fine art at renowned London university Goldsmiths. With only 100 prints available of each design we suggest you snap one up before they become a rare and valuable piece of art. Click on the image to see it in situ and buy.
All copyrights are Daisy Bond.
Due to popular demand we are now offering the full collection (all 5 in one pack) of Daisy Bonds illustrations in A6 (Postcard) size. These are printed on an uncoated stock with a reverse ready to accommodate your special message for friends or family. A perfect gift at only £2.50. Click the image to view more and buy.
POM DE POM
Pom de Pom is another favourite of the Tin Design team. Brought to life by Nancy she makes your Pom Pom dreams come true! Pom de Pom make anything from children’s hair accessories, necklaces for big and small gals, plus wreaths, garlands, makeup bags and anything else you would like customised! Nancy has always been a creative from a young age and spends many happy hours creating bespoke pieces for her clients. Follow the Pom de Pom instagram page to view more works. If you would like to discuss any ideas or if you would like a bespoke piece made then please contact Pom de Pom directly.