Sunday, 28 November 2010

New DVD and New Exhibition from RBA President James Horton

During what passed for our summer we filmed a new DVD with James Horton, President of the Royal Soiciety of British Artists and the author of a number of painting instruction books. It will be released around the end of December and is called Impressions in Oil. Here's a couple of pictures of James on location.

James tells me he is having an exhibition  of recent work at his Cambridge home and studio where we filmed  part of the DVD .  James passes on this following invitation to one and all.

You are invited to an exhibition of paintings by
President, R.B.A.
11 Victoria Road, Cambridge
Saturday 18 December 12 noon to 7 p.m.
Sunday 19 December 12 noon to 5 p.m.

All works are for sale
Please bring your friends

Friday, 26 November 2010

It's Grim Up North

The current  cold spell has meant a dusting for snow for many of us but in the north east of the country it's been a different story. Ropbert Brindley RSMA lives near the fishing port of Whitby in North Yorkshire  and up there the snow has caused  substantial disruption.Here are a couple  of views Robert sent us from his garden today overlooking the moors beyond.

Now while the snow is a hinderance to getting about it's a joy to Robert who makes something of a speciality of snow pictures. In fact he paints one on his most recent DVD for us Atmospheric Watercolour Landcsapes

Robert has been busy in the last 36 hours and produced some lovely snow scenes in watercolour. Have a look at these.

You can see more of Robert's work on his excellent web site:

Tuesday, 23 November 2010

Saturday, 20 November 2010

Adebanji's New Acrylic DVD is Out on Tuesday Nov 23

So many people have been asking us when this new title is out. Well I am deligjhted to tell you that we will definately get supplies on Tuesday Nov 23 and it will go on sale on our web site then If you want to make sure of an early copy you can always call us on our usual number (+44)  (0) 1603 259441  and reserve your copies. Pre-orders will be shipped on the day we receive supplies. Remember all our prices incluide pree postage (or air mail for international orders to anywhere in the world. Here's some pictures of Adebanji on location.

Coastal Adventures in Acrylic released on Tuesday November 23
You can see more of Adebanji's work on his excellent web site:

Friday, 19 November 2010

Steve Hall's New Web Site and DVD

Steve Hall - one of our most popular teaching artists has just launched a bright shiney new web site with more than 60 of his painting on show:
Steve is always heavily in demand for his teaching courses and his new site contains his schedule for 2011 which is very busy indeed. It also contains details of his new brush which he has had specially made for him in Spain. It's the brush he uses in his latest DVD for us - just out and selling fast.

Wednesday, 17 November 2010

Help The Heroes Exhibition of Paintings by John Hoar

The brilliant  watercolourist John Hoar is having an exhibition at his home studfio in Devon next month to raise funds for Help The Heroes, BLESMA and the Royal British Legion.

 It will feature work by John and two of his seven sons who are also artists, Tom and Jack. The exhibtion will be held at 41 East Street, South Molton, Devon EX36 3DF from December 4 to trhe 24th.
Here's John on locaton for his second DVD for Town House Films Watercolour Without Tears
John has a special link with the services as his youngest son Joseph (20) is currently serving on the  front line in Afghanistan with the TA. It was as a result of some of the terrible injuries to British troops witnessed by Joseph  that John decided to hold this exhibition to raise funds for those charities that help Britain's wounded service men and women.
Here are just a few of the pictures on display including some lovely sepia watercolours. Do go along and support this worthy cause as well as seeing some brilliant watercolours

We are always being asked if John does any teaching. Well yes he does both  at this home studio in Devon and elsewhere. The  three days courses he runs in his own studio start again in March next year and he is also running courses at the stunning  Renvyle House Hotel Connemara in May and October. I had the priviledge of two days tuition  with John a couple of years ago and found it competely inspiring. Full details from John on his web site

Monday, 15 November 2010

Peter Wileman One Man Show

Peter Wileman, President of the Royal Institutre of Oil Painters is having a one man show starting next week at the prestigeous John Noot Gallery in High Street, Broadway, Worcestershire in the lovely Cotswolds.
There will be more than 40 pictures on sale in the exhibition. Here's a preview of four of the pictures on sale.

White Umbrellas Port De Soller

Evening Promenade Montmatre

Prima Ballerina

Winter Sunset

The exhibition will be on from Nov 27 to December 19.
You can view more of the pictures  here: Peter Wileman Exhibition

Here's an interior view of the gallery showing John Noott with his daughter Amanda

If you want to see Peter at work check out his DVDs:

Sunday, 14 November 2010

Where to Find Pictures by John Tookey

We are always being asked where people can find examples of work by John Tookey. John is a brilliant watercolour and pastel painter who also increasingly paints in oils. He is a member of the prestigeous Pastel Society. John tells me he does not have a web site - in fact his internet at home is dial-up! Remember that? Here's a picture of John on location - love the hat!

However you can always find great examples of his work at the excellent Southwold Gallery. The images on the site blow up if you double click and I hear they sell all the Tookey pictures they can get their hands on.  I own five Tookey originals so I guess I am biased!

See the Tookey pictures here: Visit The Southwold Gallery

Here's an example of John's work from his DVD Taking Risks With Pastels:

Saturday, 13 November 2010

Peter Wileman Masterclass in Artists and Illustrators Magazine

Peter Wileman, President of the Royal Institute of Oil Painters is featured in the Christmas edition of Artists and Illustrators Magazine out now. He has written a terrific instructional piece in the form of an oil painting masterclass complete with stage by stage pictures.
You can read more about this edition here:A&I Magazine Xmas edition

Peter is featured in two great DVDs from us:

Peter also has an upcoming one man show at the prestigious John Noott Gallery in Broadway, Cotswolds. More details next week.

Friday, 12 November 2010

Exciting New Acrylic DVD

We are very excited to anounce the upcoming release of our latest acrylic DVD featuring the multi-award winning artist Adebanji Alade. It is called Coastal Adventures in Acrylic and was filmed in the quintisentially Engish seaside town of Cromer on the North Norfolk Coast.
It should be avaialble  from November 29th. Adebanji's style is really exciting and dynamic. Here's one of the pictures he paints on the DVD.

And here's Adebanji in action

Thursday, 11 November 2010

Robert Brindley's New Book Out Now

Yorkshire based artist Roberyt Brindley - featured in our recent DVD Painting Atmospheric Watercolour Landcsapes - has just launched his latest book on pastel  painting.
It can be bought direct from here: Pastel Book
This follows on from Robert's sucessfull book on marine painting published last year:

You can buy the book here: Boats and Coastal Scenery Book

Robert has also just arranged some new painting courses for 2011:

"I am doing a 3 day watercolour course; 'Painting Watercolour Landscapes' for 'The West Norfolk Art's Centre' in August 2011 and two residential Oil / Watercolour workshops (1 in May and 1 in June) for the 'Staithes Gallery'."
Full details on Robert's excellent web site:

We have also recently shot a new DVD with Robert on oil sketching on location which will be released in the New Year. Keep your eye on this blog for details. Here's a sneak preview:

Here's one of the pictures Robert painted on thenew DVD

Here's Robert's best selling first DVD for us

View trailer and more information here: