Author: Jo

I'm delighted to say that I've been elected as an exhibiting member of Leeds Fine Artists. It's a very prestigious Arts Organisation with a long heritage and an extensive programme of annual exhibitions-can't wait to show with LFA! *To find out more about LFA, check out our...

            Excited to be showing alongside a fantastic bunch of artists as part of La Galleria, Pall Mall, Summer Show! The PV is on the 9th July-please send me an email if you would like tickets...

Hi and welcome to my latest Great Art Materials Blog! This time I'm taking a look at this really useful set of 80  I Love Art Twin Tip Markers...

Hi! This time I'm looking at the very wonderful oil colours made by Blockx. These are unusual in that they are still hand-made in Belgium by a small family firm which is on its 5th generation of the Blockx family to produce paints and pigments...

Thrilled to be part of this year's Harrogate Open at the Mercer Gallery! Loads of great artists-really well worth a visit! Above: Anstruther-my painting in layered acrylics on panel in this year's show...

I'm delighted to be part of Kunsthuis Gallery's Summer Show this year, which features work from 100 artists. Great show in lovely surroundings and with delicious food available too! My painting 'Fyvie' will be one of the works on show....

This month's blog is aimed especially at schools, home educators and all groups who do creative work with young people! This time I'm looking at Artist Junior Acrylics by Gerstaecker These acrylic paints are available in a wide colour range including metallics and the colours are all...

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  Recent experiments in the studio-playing with acrylics on tiny canvases, and adding fragments of hand painted silk...

Hi and welcome to my GreatArt UK blog for Spring 2016!  There will be two blogs a year from now onwards to allow me a bit more time for all my other work...

Hi and welcome to this month's Great Art Blog! This month I've been experimenting with two ranges by Derwent: XL Charcoal and XL Graphite. [caption id="attachment_1730" align="aligncenter" width="1000"] Derwent XL Charcoal and Graphite[/caption] These are innovative products which are well worth trying as they are very versatile...

Hi and welcome to this month's Great Art Blog! This time I'm looking a variety of artist quality graphite (drawing) pencils. The ranges I'm looking at are:- Faber Castell (9000 Art Set) (2H-8B) (approx: price £10.90) Gerstaecker, I Love Art (6H-8B) (approx: price £ 3.50) Staedtler Mars Lumograph...

  Hello and welcome to this month's blog: Abstract Acrylics by Sennelier. [caption id="attachment_1574" align="aligncenter" width="1000"] Abstract acrylics by Sennelier[/caption] This month I've been trying out a new and innovative range of acrylics by the established art materials manufacturer, Sennelier. Packaging: The first thing you notice is the novel...

  Hello and welcome to this month’s materials blog for GreatArt! This month I'm looking at Sculpture Canvas, which is a new product which allows you to produce a complex carved surface which can be painted to achieve a wide variety of different finishes. [caption id="attachment_1485" align="aligncenter" width="800"]...

Hello and welcome to this month’s GreatArt materials blog! This month is a bit different; the lovely team at GreatArt UK asked me to take a quick look at a couple of  types of frame and hopefully  help clarify how to use them. I'm looking at two...

  [caption id="attachment_1389" align="aligncenter" width="1000"] Mural for Willow Tree School Harrogate[/caption] I've just finished a lovely project to create a mural for Willow Tree Primary in Harrogate! The piece is inspired by the work of Paul Klee, and created using individual tiles, each one hand painted by one...

Hello and welcome to this month’s GreatArt materials blog! This month: Professional Acrylic Markers by Royal Talens-Amsterdam and Liquitex [caption id="attachment_1288" align="alignnone" width="1000"] Acrylic markers by Liquitex and Royal Talens-Amsterdam[/caption]   This month I'm taking a look at a couple of ranges of professional quality Acrylic markers. These are...