about us

Yellow House is an artist's licensing & illustration agency based in Brighton, England. We are proud to represent leading art brands, established artists, & rising stars. We develop commissioned artwork and license existing imagery, offering a bespoke service for clients world-wide and providing illustrations with a point of difference.

We are known for offering a carefully curated collection of artists. With key attention to detail, our creative eye, and focus on quality is testament to our vision at Yellow House.

Yellow House was co-founded by Sue Bateman and Jehane Boden Spiers, established 2011.


Sue Bateman - Sue started her career as an illustration agent in 1984, following a BA in History of Art at Sussex (1983). She has extensive experience in licensing heritage art brands and knowledge of copyright. She has been proud to represent Arena Illustration, The National Archives, The British Library, Glasgow Museums, and has worked on licenses with companies such as UK Greetings, The Almanac Gallery, Pomegranate, Hendersons, Widdop Bingham & Five Dollar Shake.



Jehane Boden Spiers - Jehane is a successful designer who has licensed her work since 1992. Studying Textile Design at Winchester School of Art, BA Hons (1994), Jehane has been a prolific artist for over 20 years, she has lectured & run workshops at the V & A, Sackler Centre, and regional branches of The Embroiderer's Guild. Publishers of Jehane's designs include Stewo, Crowson Fabrics, Boots, Penny Black, & Paper House Group. Retail stockists of her original artworks include English Heritage, Liberty of London, and Vienna & Sydney Opera Houses. Jehane speaks fluent German. www.jehane.com



The story behind our name: Jehane Boden Spiers opened her canary-yellow house as part of the Brighton Festival Artist Open Houses 'The Yellow House' for twelve years, selling her own artwork & inviting artists to exhibit alongside. Opening annually, 'The Yellow House' was featured in numerous publications including The Independent & The Spectator. Online art gallery yellowhouseart.com was Brighton's first Artist-Open House website. Many of the artists who exhibited at the Open House are represented by us.

"Over the last few years Yellow House have firmly established themselves as one of our “Go-to” agencies for licensed art. Firstly, because of the consistent quality and range of the artists they carefully select to represent and develop. Secondly, because of the professional yet personal way in which Jehane and Sue manage, understand, and often anticipate our needs. But what sets them apart in my book is their true understanding of art, artistic process, and the conditions required for their artists to develop great commercial work. Having worked with them on the commissioning side of the fence, if I were ever an artist looking for representation I would put Yellow House at the top of my list".

Ben Dorney, Art Director, Museums & Galleries

We collaborate with a wide range of clients on behalf of our artists, here are a select few;








Yellow House Partners Ltd 

Finalists & Runners-Up: Sussex Business Women Excellence Awards 2016: Small Business of the Year and Women in Arts & Media.

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