Shaun the Sheep goes into bat for Sussex Cricket Club

This post has been written by Martlets volunteer Simon Eden

You’ll be hit for six when Shaun the Sheep goes into bat for Sussex Cricket Club as part of this year’s art trail being held throughout Brighton and Hove by Martlets Hospice between September 9 and November 6.

In sharp contrast to the traditional white strip of first class cricket, this Shaun the Sheep is a kaleidoscope of captivating neon. Or as designer Chloe Batchelor put it: “He’s a joyful explosion of loud colour. To vividly reflect the positive, vibrant and dynamic qualities of the city we live in.”

Sussex Cricket Club is sponsoring this Shaun in partnership with the Sussex Cricket Foundation, which aims to change lives through cricket across the community. Named ‘Shaun’s Neon Car Wash’, he will be one of 41 Shaun the Sheep that residents and visitors will be able to see in prominent parts of Brighton and Hove.

Chloe gets to painting

Working from her studio in Brighton, Chloe is an art director and illustrator who predominately creates artwork packed full of playful characters in her bold and humorous style. She works across various design fields including animation and computer games, and hopes that the characters she creates along the way promote positivity, optimism and a healthy slice of silliness.

Neon Carwash in progress

It was after seeing all the amazing snails for Martlets Hospice previous trail, that prompted Chloe to enter a design for the Shaun the Sheep venture.

She said: “It was a great opportunity put the computer down and get the paints out on a truly unique canvas! Whilst also supporting an invaluable and vital community asset, the trail generates a brilliant community spirit and it has been fantastic to work alongside the other Shaun by the Sea artists.”

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