ARTICLES & INSPIRATION

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    The Art of Giving: Artists Make Creative Resolutions

    10-DEC-2014

    It is cold and forbidding outside so now is the time to sit by the fire and make plans for the forthcoming year. Why not challenge yourself artistically and try something new and out of your comfort zone? Make 2015 the year that you take on that new technique or have a go with those untried materials. Four of our Griffin Art Prize winners have done just that...

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    Our Guide to Seasonal Metallics

    09-DEC-2014

    When creating a seasonal scene adding a touch of metallic colour can really add something extra to your work and there are many different ways to achieve this as an artist. No matter what your medium there is an option for metallics within our ranges at Winsor & Newton...

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    Our Top Five Whites For Winter

    01-DEC-2014

    We at Winsor & Newton are famous for our pigments and that includes our whites. We have a huge range of white paints in all our ranges. From Iridescent to Titanium White we have everything you need to complete your seasonal masterpiece.

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    Five Favourite Winterscapes

    30-NOV-2014

    The festive season brings with it the promise of all those special wintry delights and here we offer five of the great images artists have produced with the coldest months of the year in mind.

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    The Art of Gift Giving: Three Artists Share Their Winsor & Newton Gift Picks

    17-NOV-2014

    With the year's most festive period upon us, we turned to three top artists to find out what presents they would be thrilled to give and receive this season.

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    The Mr Turner Workshops

    31-OCT-2014

    When making Mr Turner, Mike Leigh along with members of his cast and crew, came into see the innovation and development department at Winsor & Newton to make use of the archive and learn about pigment and making paint.

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    Art Connect: Five Questions with Carol Robertson

    31-OCT-2014

    Carol Robertson’s work focuses on geometry and the relationships between colours, from circles to lines and curves her work endlessly explores these themes. The infinite combinations are always beautiful and surprising and show an amazing level of skill and precision. 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.

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    Mr Turner: Winsor & Newton Speak to Director Mike Leigh

    29-OCT-2014

    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.

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    The Oil Painter's Guide to Protecting Yourself and The Environment

    28-OCT-2014

    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...

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    Our Top Picks from Frieze Art Fair

    21-OCT-2014

    This year’s Frieze London and Frieze Masters were the usual bustle of creative commerce but this time, with a new design for Frieze London and exciting innovations in the set-up of the booths across the board has been universally called the ‘best Frieze ever’.

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    Art Connect: Five Questions with Lee Edwards

    21-OCT-2014

    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.

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    Featured Artist: Alexander Newley

    02-OCT-2014

    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...