Behind the brand

(This is from the #marchmeetthemaker instagram challenge – let’s see how we go!)

So where did Shiny Happy Art actually come from?

Well waaaaay back in the very early 2000s I was watching Sesame Street with my son, James, and REM came on and sang ‘Furry Happy Monsters’ to the tune of ‘Shiny Happy People’. I remember thinking, “Shiny Happy People… Shiny Happy Art… that’s what I make!”
And over 20 years later, I’m still making shiny happy art, albeit, now with a lot more people around the world!
The actual logo has had a few iterations, but this one has been around for over ten years now, so it’s staying! It’s my handwriting on a red dot (which means ‘sold’ on a painting) and a circular logo fits very nicely in a social feed, on a tshirt, apron, beanie or bag. And did you spot it in the @flamingoblondest music video for ‘On Your Side’?
I hope it makes it easy for you to (literally) spot me on your screen or out and about!

About Anna Battle

I’m an artist, guide, mother and a very handy Art Friend! 

My life’s mission is to share the joy of drawing and painting.

In 2011 I started offering in-studio guided Paint Alongs, and my first online course, 15 Flowers, went live in 2015.

In 2016 my book, Painting Party, was published (it’s still available on Amazon).

I now offer online Paint Alongs and workshops so that you can reconnect to the creativity inside you. Gift yourself the time to paint, and the guidance you need to improve your skills and your confidence. 

I invite you to join me and see the world through the eyes of an artist!

If not now, when?