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Art as a human right – by Tim A Shaw

Art as a human right – by Tim A Shaw

Art as a human right "Everyone has the right freely to participate in the cultural life of the community, to enjoy the arts and to share in scientific advancement and its benefits" (Article 27, United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights). Hospital Rooms is an arts… more
Winsor & Newton Cotman Watercolour Metallics

Winsor & Newton Cotman Watercolour Metallics

The Winsor & Newton Cotman watercolour series ‘metallics’, includes Yellow Gold, Silver, Pewter, Red Copper,  Iridescent Black, Blue and White. These pigments are coated with a variety of different mica ores, which, when bound into the paint, have a lustrous, silky, pearl-like finish when dry. Each… more
Drawing Blood by Bethany Husband

Drawing Blood by Bethany Husband

In February of 2020 I visited the Head and Neck department of Charing Cross Hospital for a week to observe and draw surgery. I was frequently asked by those around me “what are you doing here?” Despite the lengthy process I had been through to access… more
Acrylic Gouache BY Simon Willems

Acrylic Gouache BY Simon Willems

One of the primary challenges when using gouache, whether one welcomes this as part of the working process or not is wrestling with the way in which, like watercolour, the surface opens up when re-wetted. This lack of stability is characteristic of both mediums. The gum… more
 Sculpture and Surface, part 1. Carving and Casting by Steve Johnson

 Sculpture and Surface, part 1. Carving and Casting by Steve Johnson

Sculpture obtains its surface colour in two ways, either from the material of the sculpture itself or from an application of some kind over the sculpture’s form and substance. A sculpture’s materiality can provide the rich orangey browns of fired terracotta, the gorgeous pinks of Rosa… more
Born in the Purple by Chris Daniels

Born in the Purple by Chris Daniels

We are used to buying any colour in the spectrum and will only really have to pay a high price for a small number of paints. We are much less affected by the variance and availability of pigments than artists in any other era, with synthetic… more

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