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 Ellie Jakeman July 28, 2022
Tonal value plays a huge part within the Elements of Art, so we will spend more time explaining what it is and how it is used.
by Ellie Jakeman July 14, 2022
Have you ever wondered what medium you could use on black paper? Do you have an array of unused fluorescent markers, neons, coloured pencils, metallic paints, or pastels just bursting to be used?
by Ellie Jakeman July 13, 2022
Nothing says 'thank you' more than the perfect gift! Teachers are our heroes and our children's superheroes! But what is the best teachers present? What do they really want?
by Catherine Peters July 01, 2022
by Ben Platt June 27, 2022
by Ellie Jakeman June 20, 2022
Now that you have created your festival wellies, who doesn't want a coordinating tote bag and water bottle! The flexibility of the products you have bought will allow you to work on all three very different surfaces and still get surprisingly amazing results! Fabric, rubber and plastic!
by Ellie Jakeman June 07, 2022 8 Comments
by Ellie Jakeman June 07, 2022
by Catherine Peters June 01, 2022
This June, we welcome Nanci-France-Vaz. A modern renaissance artist drawing inspiration from the Pre-Raphaelite and Naturalist periods of art, poetry, and classic literature, and film. Combining her strong foundation in life painting with imaginative backgrounds fusing classical with contemporary realism.
by Ellie Jakeman May 24, 2022
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
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!
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