Thursday, 27 January 2011

Official Trailer For New James Horton DVD - Out Now

Have a look at the trailer for Jame's new DVD Impressions in Oil.  If you click the arrows symbol in the bottom right hand of the viewing window you can view it full size.

More detaile here: Impressions In Oil

Tuesday, 25 January 2011

Latest Release On Sale Jan 28

We are eagerly  anticipating the release  on Jan 28 of our latest DVD featuring James Horton, President of the Royal Society of British Artists. Called Impressions in Oil it runs to one  hour 45 minutes. It was filmed  in James's Cambridge studio and on location at Walberswick on the Suffolk coast where James goes to paint every summer.

 I know the "behind the scnes " pictures are always popular, so here are some from James's shoot.

Look out for the trailer on this blog in the next day or so.

Wednesday, 19 January 2011

Brian Ryder Elected to the ROI

I am delighted to say that one of our favourite artists, Brian Ryder,  has been elected as an Associate Member  of the Royal Institure of Oil Painting. Brian, who is based in the delightful North Norfolk coastal town of Wells Next The Sea, has spent the last year as  provisional member  of the ROI.

Here's some background on Brian:

Brian turned professional in 1993 to pursue a life in painting and teaching, following a long career in Architecture. The demands for his teaching skills grew and he has been teaching for 35 years, and running courses in Britain, together with painting holidays in many parts of Europe. Italy is his preference. In 2011 he will be returning to his favourite haunt in Venice.
Brian paints in most media, but all nearly always landscape based, sometimes abstracts but more impressionist and atmospheric oils being his choice approach, media and style of work, but often using pen and wash on location.

He has exhibited in many galleries in East Anglia, the Cotswolds and London where he held a one- man show of abstract landscapes in 2002. All four of his submitted oils were accepted  from 2008 to 2010 for the R.O.I. exhibition at The Mall Gallery and he was then offered Provisional membership of the R.O.I. for 2010.
Brian has written a numberof books on painting and featured in several teaching DVDs. Here;'s the trailer for his latest.
Brians greatest love is his oil painting and is over the moon with his achievement with the R.O.I. and feels this association with them is the greatest achievement  he has had since his first “real” oil painting some 45 years ago. Originally from North London Brian now lives in Wells-next-the-Sea, Norfolk. Here are some examples of his recent work.

Find our more about Brian on his web site:

Friday, 14 January 2011

New DVD Release With James Horton President of the RBA

I am delighteds to anounce our next new release - which should be out by Feb 4 features well known painter James Horton President of the Royal Society of British Artists.
James is a wonderfully delicate painter and is the author of nine books on painting - so if you are a keen artist,  the oidds are you have read some of his wise words of instruction  before. The DVD was filmed in his Cambridge studio and on location at Walberswick on the Suffolk coast where James spends every summer painting - something he has done for the last 20 years.

The studio paintings he completes feature two of his other favourite and regularly  visited locations - India and Tuscany. Here's how his India picture took shape.

James's most recent book is  Painting Landscapes in Oil.
And can be bought on Amazon here: James Horton Book

You can pre-order Jame's new DVD by phone on 01603 259441 or email

Monday, 10 January 2011

Adebanji Alade Featured in New Edition of The Artist Magazine

This man really is everywhere at the moment! In the February edition of the magazine you can read and article based on the paintings he did for our DVD on outdoor painting in Acrylics.
Fut details of what's in the February edition here: The Artist Magazine February edition

On line you can also see a stage by stage demonstrayion taken from the DVD:Stage By Stage