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HOW TO: GET STARTED WITH BRUSH LETTERING

12th August 2018 in How To by Cass Art
HOW TO: GET STARTED WITH BRUSH LETTERING

From personalised cards to beautiful Instagram-worthy artworks, there are endless applications to brush lettering! Looking at those inspiring works of calligraphy, it’s hard to know where to start. That’s why we’ve put together this little handy beginners’ guide to brush lettering – with this, you’re only a pen and a sheet of paper away from creating your first lettering masterpiece!

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Behind the scenes at Winsor & Newton Masterclass LIVE with artist Rebecca Boyd Allen

7th August 2018 in Features, Interviews and Partnerships by Cass Art
Behind the scenes at Winsor & Newton Masterclass LIVE with artist Rebecca Boyd Allen

In April this year Cass Art Islington played host to a very special event and a world first - Winsor and Newton Masterclass LIVE. Artist and Winsor and Newton expert Rebecca Boyd Allen joined us for an evening of all things water colour. Participants watched as Rebecca demonstrated her mastery over materials with her water colour techniques and, as a special event for the evening they also had the opportunity to meet the Winsor and Newton lab technician and watch as he demonstrated exactly how Winsor and Newton make their legendary paint.

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BP Portrait Award 2018: Exclusive Artist Interviews Part 2

2nd August 2018 in Exhibitions, Features, Interviews and Partnerships by Cass Art
BP Portrait Award 2018: Exclusive Artist Interviews Part 2

The BP Portrait Award is back for its thirty-ninth year at the National Portrait Gallery. The prestigious painting competition brings us the very best in contemporary portraiture today; showcasing a breadth of approaches to portraiture this year’s award includes the unusual, the beautiful and the uncanny. The top prize of £35,000 was awarded to Miriam Escofet for her ethereal portrait of her mother: An Angel at My Table, with Ania Hobson winning the Young Artist Award for her painting A portrait of two female painters.  

This years exhibition has ranged from self-portraits, to portraits of friend, family and strangers - with the occasional famous face too! This year’s group of artists truly express the breadth and diversity of contemporary portraiture, from detailed hyperrealism to bold blocks of colour. They push the boundaries of figurative painting and show us that portraiture is still very much present in painterly conversation. Portraiture and figurative painting is as relevant and exciting today as it has been for hundreds of years.

We caught up with some of the shortlisted artists of 2018 for an insight into their process, their must-have materials to achieve their unique approaches to painting and the inspiration behind their works:

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BP Portrait Award 2018: Exclusive Artist Interviews Part 1

2nd August 2018 in Exhibitions, Features, Interviews and Partnerships by Cass Art
BP Portrait Award 2018: Exclusive Artist Interviews Part 1

The BP Portrait Award is back for its thirty-ninth year at the National Portrait Gallery. The prestigious painting competition brings us the very best in contemporary portraiture today; showcasing a breadth of approaches to portraiture this year’s award includes the unusual, the beautiful and the uncanny. The top prize of £35,000 was awarded to Miriam Escofet for her ethereal portrait of her mother: An Angel at My Table, with Ania Hobson winning the Young Artist Award for her painting A portrait of two female painters.  

This years exhibition has ranged from self-portraits, to portraits of friend, family and strangers - with the occasional famous face too! This year’s group of artists truly express the breadth and diversity of contemporary portraiture, from detailed hyperrealism to bold blocks of colour. They push the boundaries of figurative painting and show us that portraiture is still very much present in painterly conversation. Portraiture and figurative painting is as relevant and exciting today as it has been for hundreds of years.

We caught up with some of the shortlisted artists of 2018 for an insight into their process, their must-have materials to achieve their unique approaches to painting and the inspiration behind their works:

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