local artist lois o’hara brings a pride path to brighton seafront

Local artist Lois O’Hara added a splash of pride to Brighton beach this week, spending days painting a brightly coloured Pride path close to the West Pier. The Colourful Wave Crossing was commissioned by Brighton & Hove City Council to help attract visitors from the beach to the shops that fill the newly developed parade.

The artwork took three days to complete, finishing the piece on Thursday 27th July, using a total of 50 litres of paint. Lois told us, “My artwork is all about bringing positivity and joy to others through the use of colour and fluid shapes.” We’re pretty sure anyone that spots the art would agree! (Cue new Instagram hotspot…)

You may well already be familiar with Lois’ work, as she brought her ‘Paradise’ project to the terrace at Patterns earlier this year. Lois also launched a crowdfunding campaign to cover paint costs so she could bring the first basketball art court to the UK. She managed to raise the funds needed, so we’re looking forward to seeing the art she brings to the court at Saunders Park on Lewes Road. You can still support the project and get your hands on one of her brightly coloured basketballs if you’re into shooting hoops!