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Adam Fenton on tickling oil paint and liberating techniques

The concept of perfectionism in art is layered, to say the least. What does it mean to be “perfect” – or imperfect, for that matter – and how does this…

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Marcus Coates: Answer Painting exhibition and Artisan Oil Colour

Artist Marcus Coates is inquisitive by nature. “I’m interested in the act of painting as a non-rational form of intelligence,” he says. “Thinking itself can answer questions, so why would…

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Artist profile: Daniela Campins

Winsor & Newton is a proud supporter of The Fine Art Collective (TFAC), a global network committed to educating, connecting, and empowering artists the world over. In this series, we…

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Artist profile: Nick Scrimenti

Winsor & Newton is a proud supporter of The Fine Art Collective (TFAC), a global network committed to educating, connecting, and empowering artists the world over. In this series, we…

Shades of expression: six artists on colour

From ancient painting materials like crushed insects, mineral cinnabars and ash, to their contemporary alternatives, artists have made and used colour throughout history in myriad ways. In the past, colours…

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Interpreting the Old Masters with acrylics

Ask most artists where they get their inspiration from and it wouldn’t be unreasonable to expect the answers to include nature, life experiences, family, friends and animals. Award-winning painter Iain…

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Spotlight on: Lamp Black

Lamp black is a simple genuine pigment made of carbon black. A lightfast, permanent and opaque pigment, it has been used since prehistoric times, making it one of the oldest…

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Raw talent: interview with GB triathlete and artist Vanessa Raw

We talk to GB triathlete and talented artist Vanessa Raw, who gets inspiration from both of her passions. After a BA in Fine Art, Raw’s career as a triathlete blossomed,…

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Spotlight on cadmium yellow

Describing a set of tonal variations of opaque yellow rather than a single pigment, the yellow cadmiums range from the lightest, cadmium lemon, to the darkest, cadmium yellow deep. Formulated…