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INKTOBER 2018 - JOIN THE CHALLENGE!

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INKTOBER 2018 - JOIN THE CHALLENGE!

Inspiring artists all around the world to explore new themes and push the boundaries of their creativity, Inktober is back for its 9th annual challenge! Whether you have just discovered it or are a regular participant, we have put together a short guide to help you join this fun initiative.

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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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Interview with Nina Cosford - Illustrator of the Cass Art Family Timeline

15th May 2018 in Features and Interviews by Cass Art Staff
Interview with Nina Cosford - Illustrator of the Cass Art Family Timeline

Over the last year, we've been working with the talented illustrator and artist Nina Cosford to create the Cass Family Timeline. Her colourful, cut-out style illustrations have truly brought our history to life! We caught up with Nina recently to talk about her experience during the project and to gain an insight into her creative process and life as a freelance illustrator.

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The Wonderful World of Watercolour Painting

10th April 2018 in Features and Materials by Cass Art
The Wonderful World of Watercolour Painting

At Cass Art we’re stepping into spring with watercolour. A material of wonderful flexibility, professionals and hobbyists continue to turn to this medium to create their work. As always, we're on hand to support with an extensive range of high quality products from the world's top suppliers of art materials.

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"WE'RE IN THE COLOUR BUSINESS" - THE STORY OF OUR ICONIC CASS ART TOTE BAG

14th March 2018 in Features by Cass Art

If you've ever seen a wonderfully bright tote bag in a city crowd, in a sea of viewers at an exhibition or crossing a busy UK high street, chances are it's one of our Cass Art tote bags. Collectable in many different colours, the Cass Art tote bags reinforce the palette that great artists have used throughout history. Read on to find out the story behind our iconic tote bags. 

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GET TO KNOW OUR CASS ART STUDENT AMBASSADORS: PART THREE

12th March 2018 in Features and Students by Cass Art
GET TO KNOW OUR CASS ART STUDENT AMBASSADORS: PART THREE

The Cass Art Student Ambassador Programme is a voluntary opportunity-filled year designed to give 45 creative students across the UK hands-on experience in the arts industry. This Spring, we're running a four-part feature on the Cass Art Student Ambassador Programme with the aim of giving you a sneak peek into the artistic practice of this talented group of students. 

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GET TO KNOW OUR CASS ART STUDENT AMBASSADORS: PART TWO

23rd February 2018 in Features by Cass Art Staff
GET TO KNOW OUR CASS ART STUDENT AMBASSADORS: PART TWO

Over February and March, we're running a four-part feature on the Cass Art Student Ambassador Programme. Our aim is to give you a sneak peek into the artistic practice of this talented group of students as well as providing links to their websites and Instagram accounts for you to find out more.

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New: The Cass Art Collection is expanding...

22nd February 2018 in Features by Cass Art
New: The Cass Art Collection is expanding...

Cass Art is on a mission to fill this country with artists. We believe in art and know the freedom and pleasure it brings, so want to encourage everyone in their creative endeavours. Fundamental to this is giving artists access to the best materials at the most affordable prices; the Cass Art Collection is a direct manifestation of this mission.  

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