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All the latest goings-on in the world of art

The Big Painting Challenge – Get to know Jane Voss

The Big Painting Challenge – Get to know Jane Voss

by Jessie Crook April 09, 2018 5 min read

The Big Painting Challenge is now back on our screens! We wrote a short blogpost about this last week, however we thought you’d like to get to know the programme on a more personal level. 
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BBC - The Big Painting Challenge

BBC - The Big Painting Challenge

by Larissa Gill March 27, 2018 1 min read

Journalist Mariella Frostrup and Reverend Richard Coles are back with a BBC 6 part series. 
Who will be the overall champion? 
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ARTdiscount Acrylic Paint Trial Pack - Product of the Month

ARTdiscount Acrylic Paint Trial Pack - Product of the Month

by Jessie Crook March 23, 2018 2 min read

Have you used our own brand acrylic paints before? If you haven’t already, then now could be just the time to start. 
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Liquitex Heavybody (Cadmium Free Range) - Product of the Month

Liquitex Heavybody (Cadmium Free Range) - Product of the Month

by Jessie Crook February 20, 2018 1 min read

Liquitex Heavybody – Cadmium Free Range - Product of the Month
Have you heard? The well-loved Liquitex Heavybody – 59ml tubes now come cadmium free.

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Derwent Art Prize 2018

Derwent Art Prize 2018

by Jessie Crook February 07, 2018 1 min read

Derwent Art Prize 2018
If 2D and 3D art is your thing, this isn’t a competition to miss. With £12,500 worth of prizes up for grabs, whatever your capability it would be worth giving it a go. Pick up your Derwent supplies through ArtDiscount and enter now.
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Shoe Tattoos

Shoe Tattoos

by Larissa Gill February 02, 2018 1 min read

Customise your shoes with something unique. Make a statement with wearable art.

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The Artist and Leisure Painter Open Art Competition

The Artist and Leisure Painter Open Art Competition

by Jessie Crook January 23, 2018 1 min read

The call for entries is now open! You have until April 13th 2018 to enter your best work, could you be the one to win £17,500 worth of prizes and see your work exhibited at Patchings Art Centre, your work will also be seen in their magazines.

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KarlBox - Product of the Month

KarlBox - Product of the Month

by Jessie Crook January 16, 2018 3 min read

Karl Lagerfeld x Faber-Castell
An art box with an innovative twist, this is the most unique art set you’ll be able to get your hands on. With both Karl’s brand and the Faber-Castell brand equally shining through this product, you get the perfect mixture of art and design for you to create with.
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UK Coloured Pencil Society Open Exhibition 2018

UK Coloured Pencil Society Open Exhibition 2018

by Larissa Gill January 06, 2018 1 min read

UKCPS 17th Annual Open International Exhibition, calling for entries in pencil. 
Looking for skilled artists, demonstrating a high level of ability and overall composition.
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A Masterclass in Fashion Illustration

A Masterclass in Fashion Illustration

by Jessie Crook December 28, 2017 2 min read

Head to Granary Square, London this February to expand your knowledge of Fashion Illustration with Illustrator Montana Forbes.

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Art under the influence?

Art under the influence?

by Jessie Crook December 15, 2017 2 min read

If you haven’t heard already, there’s a new artist trend emerging called 'Sip and Paint.' Is this the new version of Drink and Draw?

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Sky Landscape Artist of the Year 2017

Sky Landscape Artist of the Year 2017

by Jessie Crook December 08, 2017 1 min read

As the search continues nationwide to find the Landscape Artist of the Year, people are in discussion about who they think will be this year’s winner.

Tomorrow is the day, who will win?

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The Royal Society of Portrait Painters Prize

The Royal Society of Portrait Painters Prize

by Jessie Crook October 24, 2017 2 min read

Artists are invited to submit works to best represent this years theme ‘Friends’,  
to exhibit alongside the Royal Society of Portrait Painters at their Annual Exhibition in London 2018.

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Loving Vincent

Loving Vincent

by Larissa Gill October 11, 2017 2 min read

First fully painted animation feature film on the life, art and death of Vincent Van Gogh.

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Inktober

Inktober

by Larissa Gill September 09, 2017 2 min read

Challenge yourself to 31 days of ink drawings throughout October!

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Terry Prachett: HisWorld

Terry Prachett: HisWorld

by Larissa Gill September 09, 2017 2 min read

The Salisbury Museum present an exclusive exhibition featuring works of literary genius Sir Terry Pratchett and talented illustrator Paul Kidby.

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Painting Laboratory

Painting Laboratory

by Larissa Gill August 30, 2017 1 min read

Combining science and art; Winsor & Newton put their professional acrylic paint to the test using the latest technology.

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Pantone rains purple for Prince

Pantone rains purple for Prince

by Larissa Gill August 17, 2017 1 min read

Pantone colour matching system honour the memory of Prince with a new shade of purple.

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United Society of Artists Open Exhibition

United Society of Artists Open Exhibition

by Larissa Gill August 14, 2017 1 min read 2 Comments

Artists working in all media are invited to submit work to the 94th Open Exhibition.
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The Festival of Illustration

The Festival of Illustration

by Larissa Gill August 03, 2017 1 min read

Head to Hartlepool in the North East for an exhibition from leading illustrators, comic artists and cartoonists.
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Chalk It Up

Chalk It Up

by Larissa Gill July 27, 2017 1 min read

Searching for summer holiday entertainment for the whole family?
August will see Cheshire town Crewe host a lively free weekend festival 'Chalk It Up'. 
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World Watercolour Month - July

World Watercolour Month - July

by Larissa Gill July 10, 2017 1 min read

Time to get your paints out for a month of creativity!
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Coloured Earth & Chalk It Up

Coloured Earth & Chalk It Up

by Steve Fairhurst July 04, 2017 2 min read

July and August 2017 will see the UK towns of Gloucester and Crewe host, respectively, 'Coloured Earth' and 'Chalk It Up!' Their pavements will undergo a chromatic transformation which will baffle and amaze. But don't hang around - it won't last forever!

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Profound Pigments

Profound Pigments

by Larissa Gill January 10, 2017 2 min read

Find out about the worlds' pinkest pink and Vantablack the blackest man-made pigment known.

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