UK Artists

'Anti-Homeless Spikes' In London Get A Fabulous Makeover

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 20.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle

In recent years, sharp steel studs dubbed "anti-homeless spikes" have cropped up in doorways and building crevices around London. But a group of ar...

If You Don't Like Criticism, Don't Put Your Stuff Online

Jody Thompson | Posted 10.06.2015 | UK Entertainment
Jody Thompson

Everyone has the ability to be a critic, yet no one seems to likes criticism. In this instance, the author of a self-published book responded in the worst way possible to a bit of negativity online, with the hysterical statement that a one star review amounts to defamation.

Six Business Lessons From an Artist's Perspective

Maite Baron | Posted 30.05.2015 | UK Entertainment
Maite Baron

Mat's artistic career has included drawing cartoons, being a commercial artist, working in advertising and as a fine artist. However, his current passion is reinterpreting discarded materials he finds in second-hand shops, in skips and in walks by the river.

Why IdeasTap Is Worth Saving

Rita Suszek | Posted 15.05.2015 | UK Entertainment
Rita Suszek

There is a huge number of creative people that make important, thought-provoking art - on a shoestring, in the back of the pub, after their full-time job, you name it. But art market is competitive and with the advance of Internet - ever changing. We cannot allow creativity and art to become a pursuit solely for financially privileged.

Wake up Schools! Students aren't Here to Please the Teachers

Leah K Stewart | Posted 26.04.2015 | UK
Leah K Stewart

Teachers may choose to inspire, mentor, guide or coach their students in their own unique way. This is how a teacher becomes an artist.

Why Go to Small Live Music Venues?

Chloe Bevan | Posted 22.04.2015 | UK Entertainment
Chloe Bevan

Over recent years the likes of Cardiff, Bristol, Leeds, Manchester, as well as, London have all since some of their smaller music venues lost to time and the lack of an audience, but why? When the underground rock music scene is healthier than it has ever been, with even more great and unique bands coming up the ranks.

Is Everyone an Artist?

Elena Barbiero | Posted 15.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Elena Barbiero

The mere act of creating, designing and putting something on paper is incredibly complex. You touch emotions, you practice fine motor skills, planning, imagination. Some amatuer artists produce incredibly accomplished pieces, but that's not the point really. Scribbles can and do have the same dignity and importance.

The Art of Being a YouTuber: Lindsey Stirling

Pippa Moyle | Posted 11.03.2015 | UK Tech
Pippa Moyle

Successful YouTubers now have shows on BBC Radio 1, Penguin book deals, cosmetic ranges and spend a lot of time traveling the world, whilst millions of subscribers buy into their brand.

14 Most Creative Vines Of 2014

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah O'Meara | Posted 05.12.2014 | UK Tech

In 2014, the power of the Vine became clear. From Taylor Swift's reaction to not winning Album Of The Year at the Grammys, to Ian Padgham's six-sec...

The State of the Music Industry

Charlotte Ballantyne | Posted 02.02.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Charlotte Ballantyne

So alright, we're clearly not spending as much money on music as we used to. Maybe it's not that big of an interest or concern for some people, but it certainly is for me. To phrase it briefly, music (and other art forms) is a form of emotional expression, which can unite people across the world.

Jiro Bevis On Why He'll Be Ditching The Traditional Pen

Posted 26.11.2014 | UK Tech

As we all know, children can occasionally find their parents’ conversation tiresome, the rest of the time it’s merely totally embarrassing. Howev...

Can The Surface Pro 3 Replace The Artist's Studio? Let's Find Out...

Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.12.2014 | UK Tech

The Microsoft Surface Pro 3 is the tablet that can replace your laptop. To prove it, the #SurfaceCreate project will showcase East London creative...

This Man Creates Paintings In The Most Spectacular Way

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 25.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Before his car accident in July 1995, Keith Jansz, was an avid sailor and windsurfer. But after the accident left him paralysed from the shoulders ...

Julio Larraz: Rules of Engagements

Diego Giolitti | Posted 11.12.2014 | UK Entertainment
Diego Giolitti

Larraz encourages his observers to decode the art that stands before their eyes, believing it is the artist whom should be "revealing that which reality conceals". In fulfilling this responsibility, Larraz experiments with styles to create works that are incredibly postmodern.

Photoshop Enters The Age Of The Touchscreen (At Last)

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 08.10.2014 | UK Tech

Adobe has revealed its plans to turn the next generation of Photoshop into a touch-orientated canvas that will help artists use Microsoft tablets as u...

Artists Over 50: The Rise of Second Half Creativity

Jill Shaw Ruddock | Posted 30.11.2014 | UK Entertainment
Jill Shaw Ruddock

By the end of the year, there will have been three major exhibitions in Great Britain devoted to the work of artists at the end of their careers - Matisse, Turner and Rembrandt. Yet it wasn't until the middle of the 20th Century, that late life creativity was considered a possibility.

Interview With the Unit

Clara Cullen | Posted 15.11.2014 | UK Entertainment
Clara Cullen

From 19th September - 18th October The Unit is hosting a new exhibition, simple entitled 'U', the exhibition explores our relationship with the digital age and comes to some harrowingly beautiful conclusions. I chatted to Jonny and Joe about the exhibition and the fantastic year The Unit has had.

So You Want to Be a Storyboard Artist?

Adam Hamdy | Posted 04.10.2014 | UK Entertainment
Adam Hamdy

Storyboard artists are currently being "screwed" in Hollywood... In the ebb and flow of the storyboard process it can be hard to keep track of how much the storyboard artist is fulfilling the director's vision, and how much he or she is originating ideas.

Who Owns a Banksy?

Salome Verrell | Posted 05.08.2014 | UK Entertainment
Salome Verrell

Banksy is one of the few people who have been able to popularly harmonise the terms 'graffiti' and 'artist' and his work is treasured around the world from the West Bank to Bristol. Yet Banksy's fame brings a headache to would-be art dealers and community leaders the world over: just who owns a Banksy?

The Bus Party

Ricky Ross | Posted 03.08.2014 | UK Entertainment
Ricky Ross

I've been on the road. No surprise there you might think. This time it was slightly different. I was one of about a dozen in a mini-bus jooking around Scotland seeking out roads less travelled and villages and towns I've never previously visited.

Sound and Vision

Craig Wellington | Posted 02.07.2014 | UK Entertainment
Craig Wellington

Our music video making journey with Dave Aspinall began in 2007. After having made a few well-budgeted videos for early singles from our debut Raise The Alarm, we were asked to produce a modestly-budgeted accompaniment to a b-side of our next release by our label.

Mid-Twenties Career Crisis

Esther Hayden | Posted 21.06.2014 | UK
Esther Hayden

Today's society despite what many believe does pressure many young people to get a job quick, almost without thinking or caring what it is, just so you can say you have one. Sometimes it can be hard to take a moment to consider what could be the most important direction for your future career path.

Older Women Take Up Life Modelling to Empower Themselves

Alex B | Posted 10.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Alex B

It is wonderful to see that life modelling can be turned into a way to enhance women's self esteem and thus be empowering. Do you feel inspired? Would you like to have a go?

Should an Artist Make Money?

Lorenzo Belenguer | Posted 07.06.2014 | UK
Lorenzo Belenguer

Money is the dirty word in the Art World. Damien Hirst is constantly being criticised for making too much money. He has sold out as many people would say. However, no artist is being criticised for making too little or virtually zero

The Best MA Talent in One Place

Sheila McGregor | Posted 26.05.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Sheila McGregor

For many people these days a 'masters' is the automatic next step after a three-year undergraduate degree. It deepens the knowledge gained during a first course of study and, in theory, sets you up with everything you need to know for working life after higher education.