Painting

Feeling Stressed? Then Find a Hobby and Learn to Relax

Diana Moran | Posted 09.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Diana Moran

Living as I do at the side of a river and with many beautiful lakes in the area I have no shortage of inspiration. Painting in oils is my preferred medium although I must admit oil painting can get a bit messy at times! I often work as a motivational speaker aboard cruise ships enabling me to travel the world, but always carry a sketchpad and paints in my luggage.

Two Tones of Horace Panter: 'I'm Making the Invisible Visible'

Jason Holmes | Posted 15.09.2014 | UK Entertainment
Jason Holmes

"It was something of a shock when The Specials became famous," Horace Panter tells me. "We started off doing things at our own pace, and then, after playing in pubs and clubs, we got a recording contract and started making music at the much faster pace of the record companies."

Carne Griffiths at Debut Contemporary: A New Romantic

Lorenzo Belenguer | Posted 18.08.2014 | UK Entertainment
Lorenzo Belenguer

I've always been passionate about art - particularly drawing and later about raw creativity, outsider art etc.. After working 12 years as an embroidery designer I had a real burning desire to see where my own art would take me.

Antonio Pozo: One of the Top Artists at the Art Fair in Chelsea

Lorenzo Belenguer | Posted 09.08.2014 | UK Entertainment
Lorenzo Belenguer

The Untitled Artists Fair took place in Chelsea in the Old Town Hall in Kings Road last May. An exciting selection of 170 artists under one roof respo...

My Rosy Blue Dress, Iron Ore Rivers & Alnmouth

Stella Vine | Posted 05.07.2014 | UK Entertainment
Stella Vine

I've been working all the daylight hours on a family commission, a dinner table portrait, for a dining room, people happily eating, being together around a table. It's been a pleasure to work on so far, there are several people in it and one dog.

Hens and Vans for Sale

Stella Vine | Posted 11.06.2014 | UK Entertainment
Stella Vine

I imagine driving somewhere in a van, France, Italy, the sense of freedom makes me happy, I stop off at a beauty parlour in some small town and get my nails painted pale pink, my hair extra blonded, I feel good. I by chance get invited out to dinner by some vague male apparition, I go out of curiosity, this is like tripping, I try to see what he looks like, Dennis Weaver in McCloud, crikey.

Lollies and Crinkly Paper

Stella Vine | Posted 21.05.2014 | UK Entertainment
Stella Vine

I've been making paintings on hand-made paper for a few years now, I love the feel and look of them, not for the faint-hearted, a few crinkles can scare a canvas traditionalist off, I'm dead proud of them. One collector in LA said his framer had never seen anything like them, which I think is a bit of a compliment...

Chihuahuas and Little Pots of Ink

Stella Vine | Posted 17.05.2014 | UK
Stella Vine

I have been stuck in my sisters spare room for a couple of weeks, my knees gave out on the last 'house move', some sort of sprain, have to wait for an MRI scan, quite frustrating. Nice to spend some time with little niece and her handful of Chihuahuas, it's been a few years, I'm a no-good auntie.

Diarmuid Kelley - All Cats Are Grey Exhibition

Bob Chaundy | Posted 26.03.2014 | UK Entertainment
Bob Chaundy

"First and foremost, I'm a painter a painter before anything else, not just a portrait painter. I love the texture and feel of paint." Despite this self-assertion and his professed love of abstraction, Diarmuid Kelley has become best known for his portraits.

Con Artist Steals 100K Painting From 89-Year-Old Woman

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK

Metropolitan police officers are searching for a con artist who has stolen an £100,000 painting from an 89-year-old woman. The fraudster robbed th...

Saatchi's Excellent Body Language Show Scratches the Itch for New Art

Martin Newman | Posted 24.01.2014 | UK Entertainment
Martin Newman

The latest show at the gallery, I'm happy to say, is not in any way disappointing. It is in fact one of the most gratifying collections of newish art in the capital at the moment.

Martin Finnin: Figures in an Abstract World

Lorenzo Belenguer | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Entertainment
Lorenzo Belenguer

Martin Finnin current exhibition, titled: Renegade Amongst the Dusty Nouns, at the John Martin Gallery in Mayfair skilfully recreates an abstract world that consists of figures, movement and memories.

No Time for the Olive Branch: Profile on Samia Halaby

Tam Hussein | Posted 28.12.2013 | UK Entertainment
Tam Hussein

Critics might accuse the majority of the Palestinian diaspora's work as being political, and by implication less worthy of praise. But Halaby embraces the label. "Semantics!" she says to The Majalla, "Don't be fooled: everything we do is political. Staying silent is political . . . Yes, my art is political."

The Forgotten Sex: Hermaphrodites in Britain Fight for Official Recognition

Martin Newman | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Martin Newman

The 33-year-old artist Xxxora looks, acts and dresses like a woman, but she knows she is more than that, being one of the 30,000 plus people in the UK born with ambiguous sex organs - male and female.

My Friend Paints With His Eyes

Simon Stevens | Posted 15.12.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Simon Stevens

Patrick has this amazing new way to express himself, simply by directly moving the brush on the screen using just his eyes. The real bonus was that this is not just 'therapy' but he is actually a very good painter with his own unique style as his art describes a feeling or event.

The Criticism I Face as a Copyist Artist

Susie Ray | Posted 20.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Susie Ray

Far from churning out cheap fakes and forgeries, reputable copyist painters painstakingly recreate great masterworks from the likes of Monet to Manet. But to be a copyist painting as opposed to a fake there are a few rules to follow.

Changing Our View of Art History: Abstract Expressionism Re-Examined

Martin Newman | Posted 21.10.2013 | UK Entertainment
Martin Newman

Revolutions often start with a shocking moment or a dramatic gesture, and when David Park backed his car up to the city dump in Berkeley, California, in 1950, maybe that's what he had in mind.

Love Alive in Art: The Artist's Ardor Springs from Nature

Ana Tzarev | Posted 26.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Ana Tzarev

In my younger days, I savored each drop of my education - every lesson was a shining gift to be unwrapped, and my mind was eager to take them in. I still recall with such clarity the day my class learned about Luther Burbank, a pioneer of agriculture and a true reveler in Nature's glory.

Colour Shadow - Yukako Shibata

Bob Chaundy | Posted 11.09.2013 | UK Entertainment
Bob Chaundy

"I'm very interested in the kind of colour you cannot grasp. You know you've seen it but you can't quite remember what it was." So says Yukako Shibata...

Love Alive in Art: Creative Love in Our DNA

Ana Tzarev | Posted 12.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Ana Tzarev

As we gaze upon records of art history, we find that this phenomenon - the drive to create being coded into sisters, brothers, fathers, and mothers - is more common than one would imagine! In the Renaissance and Baroque periods, art families were scattered over Europe, as 'artist' was viewed as a trade like any other.

Love Alive in Art: A Love Affair With Creation

Ana Tzarev | Posted 06.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Ana Tzarev

As I have traveled the world and taken in the sights of so many magnificent lands, I have observed how important the love of creation is to each culture... Life and art cannot be kept apart from one another.

Love Alive in Art: An Open Mind, an Open Heart

Ana Tzarev | Posted 30.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Ana Tzarev

Knowledge offers to us unending inspiration - to be truly original, your mind and soul must remain open. But it is motivation that brings Wisdom into our lives! The earth, in her infinite glory, glistens with the promise of rare gems of insight.

Man Arrested After Sticking Photo To Constable Painting

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.06.2013 | UK

A man has been charged with criminal damage after sticking a photo to a painting by John Constable. Paul Douglas Manning, 57, was charged by the M...

The Garden of Inspiration

Ana Tzarev | Posted 11.07.2013 | UK Entertainment
Ana Tzarev

As a visual artist, I find great inspiration in the varied disciplines of creativity. When I was first introduced to the renowned cellist Jacqueline du Pré, my soul was electrified by her virtuosity and sensitivity.

Artist Ylva Kunze: Chance and Control

Sara Bran | Posted 29.06.2013 | UK Entertainment
Sara Bran

This week, I spoke to Swedish contemporary artist Ylva Kunze during her first London show, Artist in Residence. Her canvases, informed by the woods and lakes of her childhood in Småland, are deeply affecting, filled with kinetic fervour.