Zara Wood a.k.a Woody

Woody Owl Drawings

Drawing Gets Wild In Brighton

Last Thursday Woody went to a drawing class with a difference.  Artist and Events Organiser extraordinaire Jenny Webber is founder of Wild Life Drawing, which puts on life drawing classes where people get the chance to draw live birds and animals.  An amazing idea. Here are some of Woody's sketches from the evening - look out for new art work by Woody and designs from the studio based on these doodles.   For more information on drawing classes in Brighton... SEE MORE arrow-right

Woody Pecha Kucha Tokyo

Brighton this May - It's got it going ON

Woody's Studio will be opening as a gallery shop on weekends for Brighton's Artists Open Houses Festival from 2nd - 24th May to showcase new work by Zara Wood a.k.a Woody.   Studio Woody will also be hosting some special events during the festival including a new colouring in group for adults called Colour In Monday and Talent Pool Talks Powered by Pecha Kucha.   Brighton in May looks like this:  Brighton Festival, Brighton Fringe; The Great Escape and AOH.... SEE MORE arrow-right

Woody Open Studio

Open Studio This Weekend - Sat 13th & Sun 14th Dec

Woody's studio will be open again this weekend as a gallery shop this weekend as part of Brighton's Artist Open House Festival. Amazingly, it's yet another sunny forecast for Saturday.  This is the last weekend in 2014 that we will be open as an actual real life shop. We are pleased to announce that 20% of Top Hat Tinker screen prints during Artist Open House will be going to the Sara Cutting's Daily Headgear Challenge in support of Macmillian Cancer Support.  Driving... SEE MORE arrow-right

Woody Open Studio

Artist Open House Festival Brighton - Starts 29th Nov

Woody's Studio will open as a gallery shop as part of Brighton's Artist Open House Festival. Our new space in Brighton's Open Market is part of an art trail in the newly refurbished market.  Artists and Makers will be opening their studio doors offering classes and selling their artwork.   Woody has been working on a new range of art posters and products from stationery to fashion accessories.  Limited edition screen prints and original miniatures will also be on show.   Woody... SEE MORE arrow-right

Top Hat Tinker by Woody

Top Hats & T*ts - Raising Money + Awareness for Breast Cancer

As we fast approach Brighton's Artist Open House festival, one of Woody's characters 'Top Hat Tinker' has been in the limelight.  Tinker has always been a favourite with one of the studio's inspiring friends Sara Cutting.   Diagnosed with breast cancer in July and following on from surgery, Sara is currently having chemotherapy. To raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support and awareness of breast cancer, Sara has created the 'Daily Headgear Challenge',... SEE MORE arrow-right


The Studio

creative facilitation + branding + marketing 

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Woody's Studio collaborates on a diverse mix of creative projects, from super graphics that adorn hospital walls to creative faciliation for research projects.  The studio also curates and delivers events for the education and arts sectors.

Woody, also known as Zara Wood creates, coordinates and educates.

A co-founder of The Enquiry Desk project and Brighton's PechaKucha producer for several years, she is an award-winning senior lecturer + part of the International Association of Illustration Academics forum.  



One-off artworks to buy online

Launching later in 2024

 Original artwork by Woody, including the lastest Little Treasures
- original miniatures framed in vintage jewellery.



Sociable Woody

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Interviewing & hosting - Podcasts + Talks:

Rave About Illustration Podcast
Time for some illumination on illustration. Illustration is everywhere and yet you may not be familiar with what an illustrator does. Rave About Illustration sheds light on the creative world of visual translation.