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Winsor & Newton UK Resident Artist Paul Robinson introduced Mike Leigh and his team of actors, including Timothy Spall and members of the Mr Turner art department, to the archival material we have of Turner’s and the nature of pigment and making paint.
Last week Paul headed to the press junket at London’s Soho Hotel spoke to Leigh about all things Turner. Read on for our exclusive interview.
Not always the first priority for artists but an awareness of health and safety practises is really important to protect yourself and the environment. Bones recently discovered in Tuscany are almost certainly thought to be Caravaggio’s due to the alarming levels of lead they contain...
The level of detail in Lee Edward’s work is slightly beyond the imagination. His works, using graphite pencil on paper recreate intimate and mundane aspects of everyday life, elevating them from their daily status to artistic moments forever suspended in time.
Artist Alexander Newley is well regarded for his portrait painting and a catalogue of work which includes famed depictions of Sir Nigel Hawthorne and Christopher Reeve, among other notable public figures. Newley recently lent his talents to the production of Effie Gray...
Due for UK theatrical release on 10 October, Effie Gray depicts the famous love triangle between famed Victorian art critic John Ruskin, his teenage bride Euphemia Gray and Pre-Raphaelite painter John Everett Millais...
The last month has seen world’s runways set ablaze with colour and movement as Fashion Week hit New York, London, Milan and Paris.
In celebration of this creative time of year, we spoke to noted fashion illustrator Nuno Da Costa. Da Costa, who has worked for some of the world’s biggest brands and magazines, including Vogue and Triumph.
Much of John Constable’s current reputation as a painter rightly rests on his development of the ‘plein-air’ oil sketch and his naturalistic style of painting. Also powerfully engaging for a contemporary audience is his autobiographical choice of subjects...
We spoke to artist Debbie Bryan about the most essential mediums for artists working with acrylics. What follows is a list of five indispensable mediums and descriptions of their transformative properties.
From ancient painting materials such as crushed insects, mineral cinnabars and ash to their contemporary alternatives, artists have made and used colour throughout history in myriad ways...
Lee Madgwick’s work is immediately recognisable. His hyper-real yet dreamlike visual riddles appear to have been summoned straight from his subconscious. Madgwick’ paintings, though remarkable in their stillness, have an air of the foreboding...
Few artists are as associated with geometrical abstraction as Kazimir Malevich (1879-1935). Even at his death, Malevich’s white coffin was decorated with a black circle and square in homage to the style for which he became best known, yet life had not always been so starkly defined for the Russian painter.
To celebrate the launch of Winsor & Newton’s new Water Colour Markers last week, our team took to Twitter to host a live Q&A with Resident Artist Paul Robinson and Innovation and Development Manager Paul Lamoureux...