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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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ARTIST INTERVIEW: CHRIS MAKIN, WINNER OF THE CASS ART AWARD AT XHIBIT 2018

8th May 2018 in Exhibitions, Interviews and Partnerships by Cass Art
ARTIST INTERVIEW: CHRIS MAKIN, WINNER OF THE CASS ART AWARD AT XHIBIT 2018
Founded by Kit Hammonds and Angela Robinson in 1997, Xhibit showcases the best emerging creatives from UAL (University of the Arts London). Xhibit is open to all current students and is selected by an expert panel of creative industry professionals. The resulting exhibition reflects the diverse range of creativity at UAL. Artist Chris Makin won the Cass Art Award for £500 of art supplies for his painting at Xhibit, Loom 1. We interviewed Chris to find out more about his work…
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Artist Interview: Elizabeth McCarten Young Artist Award Winner, The Sunday Times Watercolour Competition

30th April 2018 in Competitions, Interviews and Partnerships by Cass Art
Artist Interview: Elizabeth McCarten Young Artist Award Winner, The Sunday Times Watercolour Competition

Now in its 31st year, The Sunday Times Watercolour Competition is the largest and most prestigious prize for contemporary watercolour painting in the UK. Elizabeth McCarten is a painter and previous winner of the Young Artist Award as part of the Sunday Times Watercolour Competition 2017. We caught up with Elizabeth to find out more about her practice. The 2018 prize is now open for entries, find out more about the prize and how to enter.

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Student Interview: RCA Cass Scholarship

17th April 2018 in Interviews by Cass Art
Student Interview: RCA Cass Scholarship

Supporting artists is incredibly important to us at Cass Art and we’ve been doing so for over 100 years! Today one way that we are helping future generations of artists is through The Cass Art Scholarship, which supports select students at The Royal College of Art.

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ARTIST INTERVIEW: SARAH WIMPERIS WINS THE CASS ART WATERCOLOUR PRIZE AT THE RI ANNUAL EXHIBITION

13th April 2018 in Interviews and Partnerships by Cass Art
ARTIST INTERVIEW: SARAH WIMPERIS WINS THE CASS ART WATERCOLOUR PRIZE AT THE RI ANNUAL EXHIBITION

This month, the Mall Galleries in London are hosting the 206th exhibition of the Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours. The Cass Art Prize is awarded to a work demonstrating the most innovative use of colour. This year, Cornwall based artist Sarah Wimperis won with her work ‘One Hundred to One from The Shard’, a night scene of the view from the top of the iconic London skyscraper. We caught up with Sarah at the Private View to find out more about her work and watercolour techniques.

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Artist Interview: Adelaide Damoah

10th April 2018 in Interviews by Cass Art
Artist Interview: Adelaide Damoah

Adelaide Damoah is a British artist of Ghanaian descent whose earlier work combined African and Western influences while highlighting social issues. A founding member of the BBFA (Black British Female Artists Collective), her current practice involves using her body as a “living paintbrush” to paint or print onto various surfaces. We caught up with Adelaide to find out more about her practice…

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Artist Interview: David Mach discusses his epic installation at Cass Art Glasgow

6th April 2018 in Exhibitions and Interviews by Cass Art Staff
Artist Interview: David Mach discusses his epic installation at Cass Art Glasgow

This spring we welcome the acclaimed Scottish artist, and Turner Prize nominee, David Mach to Cass Art Glasgow. Using some 5 tonnes of newspaper, Mach will take over the store's Art Space for a six week period to create a colossal artwork, Against the Tide. We catch up with David as he begins building this epic installation. 

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Artist interview: Cass Art Professional Ambassador Ingrid Sanchez

3rd April 2018 in Interviews by Cass Art Staff
Artist interview: Cass Art Professional Ambassador Ingrid Sanchez

Combine fresh flowers, the night sky and watercolour and you get inspirational graphic artist Ingrid Sanchez. A social media tour de force her Instagram feed bursts with energy, and is a delight for art lovers and botanists alike! We spoke to Ingrid about her work and how she came to life as a painter; journeying from hobbyist to professional artist.

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EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH THE WINNER OF SKY ARTS PORTRAIT ARTIST OF THE YEAR 2018

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH THE WINNER OF SKY ARTS PORTRAIT ARTIST OF THE YEAR 2018
The moment we’ve all been waiting for has finally arrived! The eagerly awaited final for Sky Arts Portrait Artist of the Year 2018 has just graced our screens and we are delighted to announce the winner! Last week we watched a nail-biting semi-final which saw three artists secure their places in the final for their final chance to win a £10,000 commission to paint Kim Cattrall, £500 of art materials from Cass Art, and of course, to be crowned ‘Sky Arts Portrait Artist of the Year’. We interviewed the winner to find out how things went in the finals and with the commission…
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ARTIST INTERVIEW: CASS ART PROFESSIONAL AMBASSADOR FRANCESCO LO IACONO

15th March 2018 in Interviews by Cass Art
ARTIST INTERVIEW: CASS ART PROFESSIONAL AMBASSADOR FRANCESCO LO IACONO

We're thrilled to have Francesco Lo Iacono as our Cass Art Professional Ambassador. An acclaimed fashion illustrator, with an enviable social media following, he is well known for his dynamic watercolour artworks depicting high profile fashion collections. He also runs regular workshops in our Cass Art Flagship store in London, where visitors can gain tips and techniques so they can create their own fashion illustrations.

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