What is Abstract Art?

Guest Post by abstract artist Orla Gilkeson What is Abstract Art? Many of us have asked this complicated question. Artists, curators, art collectors consider it regularly. It may be that it is a question we can only really answer for ourselves. What is Abstract Art to me? I wanted to explore this for myself andContinue reading “What is Abstract Art?”

Ten Things You Should Know About Mark Rothko

1 Despite being an intelligent and academically minded person, Mark Rothko had almost no training in drawing or painting. He did spend some time with the Cubist painter Max Weber but other than that his artistic skills were largely instinctive. How’s that for raw talent?  2 He was a part of the first major AmericanContinue reading “Ten Things You Should Know About Mark Rothko”

Featured Artist Blog Post – Gerhard Richter and The Blurring of Certainty

The Dresden-born artist Gerhard Richter is undeniably one of the most important painters of the 20th and 21st Century. He is particularly famous for his overpainted photographs, in which he uses the photograph as canvas. Yet he has also shown himself fluent in a variety of mediums including watercolours and oils. Further still he has produced theContinue reading “Featured Artist Blog Post – Gerhard Richter and The Blurring of Certainty”

Ten Things To Buy An Artist This Christmas

We all know artists can be fussy, especially about all things art related! So where do you start when it comes to Christmas gifts?  Here are a few ideas that will delight even the most difficult of your artistic friends and family.  1 A Sketching Wallet This is one of the best and affordable giftsContinue reading “Ten Things To Buy An Artist This Christmas”