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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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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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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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WIN A PATRICK HERON INSPIRED PAINTING BREAK IN CORNWALL

9th March 2018 in Competitions and Partnerships by Cass Art
WIN A PATRICK HERON INSPIRED PAINTING BREAK IN CORNWALL

Our friends at Newlyn School of Art have launched a fantastic Patrick Heron themed prize draw to for one lucky winner to receive a place on their two-day Patrick Heron painting course, three nights stay at the Old Coastguard Hotel in Cornwall, two places at a talk by Mel Gooding - the leading authority on the artist, two tickets to the Private View of the Patrick Heron retrospective exhibition at Tate St Ives and a copy of the Phaidon Patrick Heron book. Read on for more information and how to enter…

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EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH HEAT 8 WINNER OF SKY ARTS PORTRAIT ARTIST OF THE YEAR

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH HEAT 8 WINNER OF SKY ARTS PORTRAIT ARTIST OF THE YEAR

It’s the Final Heat and things are really hotting-up on Sky Arts Portrait Artist of the Year as we head towards the semi-finals! This week nine more professional and amateur artists were tasked with creating a portrait in just four hours from a live, celebrity sitter, for their chance to win a £10,000 commission and £500 of art supplies from Cass Art. We interviewed the winner of Heat Eight, to find out how things went and talk about their work beyond the show…

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EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH HEAT 7 WINNER OF SKY ARTS PORTRAIT ARTIST OF THE YEAR

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH HEAT 7 WINNER OF SKY ARTS PORTRAIT ARTIST OF THE YEAR
It’s already Heat Seven of Sky Arts Portrait Artist of the Year 2018! This week even more professional and amateur artists were tasked with creating a portrait in just four hours from a live, celebrity sitter, for their chance to win a £10,000 commission and £500 of art supplies from Cass Art. We interviewed the winner of Heat Seven to find out how things went and talk about their work beyond the show…
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EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH HEAT 6 WINNER OF SKY ARTS PORTRAIT ARTIST OF THE YEAR

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH HEAT 6 WINNER OF SKY ARTS PORTRAIT ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Nine more professional and amateur artists set up their easels at the Wallace Collection in London this week, for their chance to become ‘Sky Arts Portrait Artist of the Year’, win a £10,000 commission and £500 of art supplies from Cass Art. We interviewed the winner of Heat Six, to find out how things went and talk about their work beyond the show…
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EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH HEAT 5 WINNER OF SKY ARTS PORTRAIT ARTIST OF THE YEAR

13th February 2018 in Interviews, Partnerships and Sky Portrait Artist Of The Year by Cass Art
EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH HEAT 5 WINNER OF SKY ARTS PORTRAIT ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Another week, another Heat, and more non-stop live portrait painting! This week’s artists’ battled it out at the Wallace Collection in London, for a chance to become ‘Sky Arts Portrait Artist of the Year’, win a £10,000 commission and £500 of art supplies from Cass Art. We interviewed the winner of Heat Five, to find out how things went and talk about their work beyond the show…

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EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH HEAT 4 WINNER OF SKY ARTS PORTRAIT ARTIST OF THE YEAR

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH HEAT 4 WINNER OF SKY ARTS PORTRAIT ARTIST OF THE YEAR
This week we saw another group of excited artists head to the Wallace Collection in London with paint brushes poised, to take part in the competition for a chance to become ‘Sky Arts Portrait Artist of the Year’, win a £10,000 commission and £500 of art supplies from Cass Art. We interviewed the winner of Heat Four, to find out how things went and discuss their practice beyond the show…
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