Fine Art

Sholpan Sharbakova Liberates Canvas

Katerina Zherebtsova | Posted 10.12.2014 | UK Entertainment
Katerina Zherebtsova

holpan Sharbakova is a classically trained pianist, soloist, laureate of international competitions and festivals, yet music is only one of her creativity codes. "Musical notes always had a physical presence for me" says Sholpan.

East and West Are Joined in a Celebration of 'Love & Peace'

Ana Tzarev | Posted 08.07.2014 | UK Entertainment
Ana Tzarev

This past winter, the Today Art Museum in Beijing welcomed a brand-new solo show of my latest paintings and sculptures, called Wonderland.

The Business Of Fine Art: Interview With Artist, Dameon Priestly

Jason Holmes | Posted 28.06.2014 | UK Entertainment
Jason Holmes

"In Belfast in the early '70s things were tricky. When I asked my local green grocer if I could do some paintings for his window for Christmas, he paid me in vegetables. The next year when I did the butcher's, he paid me in sausages. By the time I was 13, I realised I had a business. So I started charging."

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.

Crafts and Fine Arts at Mayfair

Lorenzo Belenguer | Posted 15.09.2013 | UK Entertainment
Lorenzo Belenguer

When there is an obsession in labelling and differentiating among artists, media and Crafts and Fine Arts, it is very liberating to find a space that ...

From Surface To Structure: A New Show at St James's

Lorenzo Belenguer | Posted 06.08.2013 | UK Entertainment
Lorenzo Belenguer

An exhibition of drawings and sculptures by six contemporary European artists opens on the 14th of June at the Jean-Luc Baroni Gallery, St James's, Lo...

Dreams Are Powerful, We Should Be Doing More to Encourage Young People to Follow Them

Stuart Semple | Posted 27.05.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Stuart Semple

It was with some disappointment that I recently learned that nearly two thirds of people in the UK give up on their dream career by the time they are the tender age of twenty years. Many of these people - one in four to be precise - stated that they gave up due to a lack of confidence, while 31% stated that they didn't feel they had the right skills.

Gabriella Boyd - Strong Necks

Bob Chaundy | Posted 21.05.2013 | UK Entertainment
Bob Chaundy

Gabriella Boyd is a fresh, young talent on the contemporary art scene. Having graduated from Glasgow School of Art where she received the Chairman's Award in 2011, she came to the attention of Charles Saatchi who bought two of her paintings and his Saatchi Gallery awarded her a Special Commendation.

PICS: Book Titles Turned Into Poetry

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.03.2013 | UK Comedy

Nina Katchadourian is a New York-based artist who works in the media of photography, sculpture, video and sound. Her works range from maps to arti...

Life in the Arts Lane - Week 14

Thomas Woodham Smith | Posted 20.04.2013 | UK Entertainment
Thomas Woodham Smith

The early morning flight to Budapest is a killer. You rise at 5am and then get the first tube up to Tottenham Hale then the over ground train to Stans...

A Picture Worth a Thousand Words

Nikita Malik | Posted 02.04.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Nikita Malik

Would you rather have a stock certificate or a piece of art decorate your wall? Given the exponential evolution of the art market in today's economic environment, they may very well yield similar returns.

Life in the Arts Lane - Week 8

Thomas Woodham Smith | Posted 09.03.2013 | Home
Thomas Woodham Smith

I cannot stop. Over Christmas I made a few purchases in Norfolk and they arrived in London brought by the legendary JJ. He has been driving his van from Norwich to London for around 30 years, maybe longer.

'2012 Under the Hammer' Musings

Freya Simms | Posted 10.03.2013 | Home
Freya Simms

2012 might have had many people tightening their purse strings and worrying about the financial markets, but in reality there were few financial disas...

Heidi Locher: Designs on the Future

Jason Holmes | Posted 25.01.2013 | Home
Jason Holmes

This is the house that Heidi built. We're sitting in Lavender House on Gayton Road, Heidi Locher's London home, set far back from the road behind a high gate, a temple to Modernism hidden between the Victorian walls of her Hampstead neighbours.

The Winter Fine Art and Antiques Fair, 20,000 Pieces to Choose From

Lorenzo Belenguer | Posted 13.01.2013 | Home
Lorenzo Belenguer

Find undiscovered art and antiques at Olympia from over 20,000 pieces, carefully handpicked by 150 British and continental dealers for their quality, provenance and beauty, including the finest in paintings, sculptures, furniture, jewellery, ceramics, and textiles.

Alan Jones: This Story is About You

Kate Bryan | Posted 01.12.2012 | Home
Kate Bryan

It seems the world has never been so personal. We receive daily updates from a variety of sources about friends, family and even previously untouchable celebrities and public figures. There is little distinction between the real world and online social media content.

Artwork Of The Week: Sandro Botticelli's 'Birth Of Venus'

ArtFinder | Jen Bayne | Posted 14.05.2012 | Home

Sandro Botticelli, The Birth of Venus (1485), © Bridgeman Art Library / Galleria degli Uffizi Venus arrives in style, on a seashell, blown in ...

In A Gallery Far, Far Away...

The Huffington Post UK | Sam Parker | Posted 04.07.2012 | Home

It doesn’t take Jedi powers to have noticed that yes, this week, the world celebrated Star Wars Day (4 May). This could mean you spent the day dr...

Why Both My Paintings and Song Lyrics Are Open to Interpretation

Emma Richardson | Posted 25.04.2012 | Home
Emma Richardson

Since graduating from Wimbledon School of Art in 2004, I have continued to paint and draw, alongside being part of Band of Skulls. The paintings from my degree show were used for the artwork for the band's first album Baby Darling Doll Face Honey and I have recently completed four paintings specifically for the second record.

Crane.tv Curates: One Room, Three Global Names at The Front Room (VIDEO)

Constantin Bjerke | Posted 27.03.2012 | Home
Constantin Bjerke

Behind a clouded glass facade on St Martins Lane lies The Front Room. This small, clean space has been the site of Crane.tv's recent project, Crane.tv...

Abstract Painting Survives its High Anxieties

Anne Charnock | Posted 24.01.2012 | UK Entertainment
Anne Charnock

Abstract painters on both sides of the Atlantic have laboured for 50 years under the suffocating authority of one art critic, Clement Greenberg. Tate St Ives and the University of Warwick are staging a fight back with The Indiscipline of Painting currently showing at the Tate's Cornish outpost.

Can Digital Art Ever Match the Real Thing?

Christian Ward | Posted 20.11.2011 | UK Tech
Christian Ward

New innovations undoubtedly do much to make fine art more accessible, but can they really compete with the thrill of viewing great masters up close, in the museums and galleries that house them?