Artwork: 'Nightfall' by Saffron Russell, for the Brewgooder Charity Event - see more of Saffy's work at her Shrewsbury Coffeehouse exhibition this February
Saffron Russell has a increasingly devoted following in Shrewsbury thanks to her beautiful, cheery artworks - which include the lively picture of a bear in a tea cup in Butcher Row (part of the BID's Mini Mural trail).
You can also see more of her whimsical murals in empty shops across town, including the magnificent 'Ascent of Mer-Man' in Gullet Passage.
She is a high quality, professional illustrator and has designed covers for My Shrewsbury magazine, created the logo and artwork for Doorstep Carols, and worked with Painted Life Productions on the storyboards for the brilliant Shrewsbury Christmas film last year.
You might recognise her style from her commissions for a whole host of local organisations, including Original Shrewsbury, Shropshire Council, Shropshire Wildlife Trust, Lovely Land, Village Water and The Hive.
Now, an array of her brightly coloured works will be on display and available for sale at a new exhibition at the Shrewsbury Coffeehouse on Castle Gates, which will run until the end of February 2022.
Saffy says: "My aim was to display my most colourful and cheery artworks to combat the dreariness of winter. The two A3 digital pieces were created during the first lockdown as a form of escapism for me - we couldn't go anywhere, but that didn't mean I couldn't draw anywhere!
"The three original A3 mixed media pieces were made in January and were inspired by the sharp silhouettes that winter sunlight creates. My three square digital artworks were originally made for a charity exhibition in 2020, but unfortunately Covid meant it never happened in the end. It's nice they've got a second chance to be seen!"
Find more of Saffy's work at www.saffronrussell.co.uk