You may have heard about the fantastic art event that happened in Autumn in Brighton and Hove in 2016. If you haven't you can read more here:
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We introduce you to Splashhound, The Lawrence Art Shop Snowdog. He stands at a mighty 5ft tall and currently pristine white. We were the proud sponsor of 'Snowdogs by the Sea 2016', run by the fantastic Martlets Hospice and Wild in Art.
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The majority of staff members at Lawrence have an artistic background and are practising artists. This offered a unique opportunity for us to design our own Snowdog utilising the skills of our creative staff.
Lawrence Art Supplies is a family run business, established in 1859. We are a 157-year-old company with a very colourful history! Currently, 7th and 8th generation Lawrences, Martin Lawrence (MD) and his children Amy and Adam work in the business. We have had a shop in Hove since 1999, after being in both London and Redruth, Cornwall for many years.
"When we heard about the Snowdog by the Sea campaign we knew we had to be involved. It's a very exciting art project for all of Brighton and Hove's community and is a fantastic way to raise money for Martlets Hospice. We're sure that the Snowdogs will inspire everyone to pick up a pen and paintbrush themselves!"
Once painted, Splashhound and around 40 other uniquely designed Snowdogs were placed all around Brighton and Hove.
Splashhound was sold at auction on December 6th 2016 and raised £4,500 for The Martlets Hospice.