Sarah Janece Garcia’s oil paintings: smooth movement and hyper nature

I used to love painting. I stopped after I left for uni due to a lack of space and time, and those restraints have followed me into gradhood; but I suppose there’s always a reason not to do something until you do it. Who knows, I might get back into it when I get my … More Sarah Janece Garcia’s oil paintings: smooth movement and hyper nature

Artist Sian Storey: beautiful birds and a modern Japanese aesthetic

I’m a serial scroller, and when I make that laborious commute, I trawl through Instagram like mad. Ignore the fact that I drive to work; when you spend hours a day at a red light, the paint-stained finger of the #artoftheday feed surely beckons*. *Don’t Insta and drive folks; it’s one of the many reasons I’m going to … More Artist Sian Storey: beautiful birds and a modern Japanese aesthetic

Tristram Aver: Using LED neon to challenge the conformity of gold leaf

One of the things I love about working at ColArt (on the Winsor & Newton and Liquitex brands) is that every morning, we walk through Griffin Gallery and are currently surrounded by 99 artworks for its inaugural Open exhibition. I recently picked out a couple of my favourites and got in touch with Tristram Aver, … More Tristram Aver: Using LED neon to challenge the conformity of gold leaf

My favourite pieces at Griffin Gallery Open 2015

I always find the idea of writing anything work-related quite tricky. I spend my days asglobal content manager for Winsor & Newton and Liquitex (as well as some other fine art brands), and within the company is Griffin Gallery, a contemporary art space exhibiting emerging and established artists. We get to do a whole lot of … More My favourite pieces at Griffin Gallery Open 2015

Royal Academy Summer Exhibition: a vision in monochrome

There was a time when I couldn’t understand why anyone would enjoy a London summer. When born-and-bred city types would tell me “there’s nowhere I’d rather spend my summer than London,” I called ‘bullshit’ loud and clear. Can you forgive me? I grew up in Cornwall, the unequivocal sunshine spot for anyone more than a … More Royal Academy Summer Exhibition: a vision in monochrome

Love is like a Butterfly: interview with artist Wildcat Will

Well, I’m back from Seoul; but I had to book an emergency flight back precisely 32 hours after we walked into our lovely Air BnB flat.  This meant I only got to do one of the things I had on my Korean bucketlist (luckily, it was the sheep cafe) so needless to say, I am down in the … More Love is like a Butterfly: interview with artist Wildcat Will

The black & white street photography of Raymond Cauchetier’s New Wave

Back in 2007, declarations of a future in photography was all the rage on MySpace Bulletins (remember those? With their passive aggressive quizzes? Those were the days). Cue albums of black and white photographs of doorknobs and other such bollocks. Perhaps it’s nostalgia, or perhaps it just always surprises and impresses me to see decent … More The black & white street photography of Raymond Cauchetier’s New Wave

Creative curation: Stamp Out Photographie at Whitechapel Gallery

I can’t believe I’m closing in on four years in London, and until last weekend, I’d never been to the Whitechapel Gallery. I’m putting that down to the fact that I spend roughly zero hours per month in East London (or indeed outside of Peckham/Camberwell, work aside) but this really ought to change. After a delightful … More Creative curation: Stamp Out Photographie at Whitechapel Gallery