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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
Primary Colour in Painting by Simon Willems

Primary Colour in Painting by Simon Willems

Primary colour in painting tends to be synonymous with a core of modernist masters. Whether Piet Mondrian, Wassily Kandinsky, Sonia Delaunay or Kasimir Malevich first spring to mind is neither here nor there when an image of pure saturated colour is what matters. To think about… more
A guide to artist’s residencies

A guide to artist’s residencies

A unique opportunity to be immersed in new surroundings for a specific time period, an artists’ residency offers wide-ranging benefits to participants. Residencies are a place to work without distractions, focusing purely on your artwork without the stress of external circumstances. The best creative environments come… more

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