All the latest goings-on in the world of art as well as 'how to' articles written by our in-house artists, artist and customer interviews and much more.
by Ben Platt May 19, 2022
by Ellie Jakeman May 10, 2022
by Ellie Jakeman May 04, 2022
by Catherine Peters May 01, 2022
This month we welcome Contemporary Oil painter Oliver Winconek, based in Cambridgeshire specialising in Portraiture, the figure and modern still life, to talk to us about his early influences and his current practice.
by Catherine Peters April 27, 2022
by Ellie Jakeman April 20, 2022
by Ben Platt April 14, 2022
by Ellie Jakeman April 12, 2022
by Ben Platt April 06, 2022
by Catherine Peters April 01, 2022
by Ellie Jakeman March 23, 2022
by Ben Platt March 15, 2022
by Ben Platt March 14, 2022
PanPastels were conceived of by Bernadette Ward & Ladd Forsline, who were interested in reinventing the way artists approached pastels. In their own words;
“The idea behind the development of PanPastel was to create a dry colour medium that would work like a fluid paint."
See how PanPastels can change the way you think about dry pastel colour.
by Ellie Jakeman March 03, 2022
Framing your artwork is a huge consideration and can dramatically change the aesthetic of a painting, print or photograph. Some paintings don’t need a frame, and some will benefit from having one. The beauty of our gallery frames are that they will accommodate a standard canvas, canvas board or wooden panel up to depth of 20mm.
by Catherine Peters March 01, 2022
Prices soared during 2021 within the Art world. Despite an economic crisis, immersive experiences such as Van Gogh Virtual Reality/360degree projections on 15,000ft screens, drew crowds during a global pandemic, and something known as “non-fungible tokens” NFT, have become the most coveted artworks in the world. We take a dive into the increase of interest in pop culture and more importantly the effect that is having on the art world. Is Art now more or less accessible than ever?
by Catherine Peters March 01, 2022
by Ellie Jakeman February 24, 2022
Artists from different cultures have been united by themes of love, passion and devotion, openly or symbolically in their paintings, sculptures, sonnets and poems. Paintings that are familiar to us may use many symbols to create deeper meanings within the more obvious narratives.
by Ben Platt February 21, 2022
by Ben Platt February 17, 2022
Ink is a solution an incredible medium which encompasses the practices of calligraphy, printing and illustration. In this article we will explain the brands of inks we have available and the particular qualities that differentiate them from each other, so you may find the one most suited to your project.
by Ellie Jakeman February 15, 2022
In this blog we will guide you through some of the materials and equipment you may need such as storage for your painting tools, water containers, watercolour paints, brushes, sketchbooks, graphite pencils, watercolour pencils and palettes.
by Ben Platt February 10, 2022
by Catherine Peters February 08, 2022
We have put together a list of current and future T.V Series, Documentaries and Films that will inspire and entertain any creatives out there!
by Ellie Jakeman February 08, 2022
As the promise of Spring and warmer weather approaches we need to dust off our brushes and watercolour paints and prepare to embrace the outdoors again! If you have never tried painting outside, or if you want to learn watercolour painting outdoors, then this is the year for new beginnings!
by Ben Platt February 07, 2022
by Catherine Peters February 01, 2022
by Ellie Jakeman January 24, 2022
Following on from our earlier article 'How to use acrylic paints', we have put together a list of materials, paints, brushes and palettes, etc. As a beginner there can be an overwhelming amount of information out there which may be very confusing. This simple guide will help you to buy the basics so you can get creative sooner!
by Catherine Peters January 12, 2022
EVENTS & FEATURES
We are all more than ready for creativity and inspiration this year. To help you, we have begun collating Arts & Culture events that are happening during 2022 (continually updated) we hope this gives you plenty of opportunities to quench your creative thirst!
by Ellie Jakeman January 06, 2022
by Catherine Peters January 01, 2022
by Ellie Jakeman December 23, 2021
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