Thursday, 31 May 2012

If Your Painting Is Dissapointing....

I came across this video from the BBC Folk Awards 2012 featuring the marvellous Unthanks playing with the Brighouse and Rastrick Brass Band telling the story of a little man from a poor working class area of Derby who bred the world's first celebrity racing pigeon - The King of Rome. It's an unlikely subject for a song I know but it is without doubt one of the most uplifting songs I have heard with such  a strong narrative tale that - with hope and vision - anything is possible. It's seven minutes long - so if you need some inspiration...give it a view. The quality is excellent.

Tuesday, 29 May 2012

Yes It's Here!

At last the new Shirley Trevena DVD - My World of Watercolour  - is in stock and selling faster than hot pasties with no VAT. Ger your copy now: Order here:  My World of Watercolour

Monday, 28 May 2012

New Jean Haines Exhibitions

Fans of Jean Haines  have three chances to view her exciting original works at two upcoming exhibitions.

"An Artists Journey"
The Frame Gallery, Odiham, Hampshire
June 2012

Having been selected as June 2012 "Artist of the Month" by the Frame Gallery in Odiham, Hampshire an exciting collection of watercolours including paintings from Jeans new book "Atmospheric Watercolours " will be on display with an opening celebration on 1st June from 5.30 p.m.

Full details can be found on Jeans web site

Also three paintings from her new book "Atmospheric Watercolours" will be on show during the  Society for Floral Painters Exhibition 2012  which takes place in Chichester opening on 30th May and running until 16th June.  Again - full details on Jean's web site. 

Her solo exhibition "Expressions" at the Wey Gallery in Godalming,Surrey has just opened .

The exhibition runs from May 28th - June 14th,2012 and full details can be found on her web site

There is an excellent on line catalogue on their web site. Click on the link above.

Wednesday, 23 May 2012

New Work From Chris Daynes at Pilgrims Way Art Show

Chris Daynes is a member of the Pilgrims Way Art Group who are currently holding their annual exhibition in the magnificent Lenham Tithe Barn near Tonbridge in Kent. The exhibition by the 24 strong art group runs until Sunday 27 May. It's a great opportunity to go along and see some of Chris's fabulous work. Pictures will include some Chris diD earlier this year on a painting trip to Holland when all the canals froze over for the first time in 13 years. He produced some smashing pictures of the event like these,

See Chris in action in his fabulous new DVD - Simplifying Oil Landscapes.

Tuesday, 22 May 2012

New Shirley Trevena DVD - Trailer

We are thrilled to announce the imminent arrival of our latest DVD featuring that legendary watercolour artist Shirley Trevena R.I. Its title is My World Of Watercolour - The Art Of Shirley Trevena

It's a two hour insight into Shirley's exciting watercolour technique and really lifts the lid on how she approaches her art and what you can do to liven up your own watercolour painting. She deals with which papers and materials to use and demonstrates a range of exciting and sometimes risky techniques - one even involved a scrubbing brush!

It will be available from May 31 but you can pre-order now from the Town House Films website to make sure you get your copy the minute it is released. You can also combine this pre-order with any other full priced DVD in our range to grab a 12%discount!

Here's the trailer - enjoy!

Tuesday, 8 May 2012


We are so excited that our channel on You Tube has now been viewed 1,000,000 times! All the trailers for our 42 DVDs are on there and have been viewed literally all over the world. We now have customers in countries ranging from Guatemala to China, from the Philippines to Argentina. It's always a thrill for us to send our DVDs off to the four corners of the world and proves that art is truly an international language!

Thanks to everyone who has viewed our trailers and do look out for our much awaited production featuring the mega-talent of Shirley Trevena R.I. Her first DVD with us has been our all-time best seller and her new one really lifts the lid on her amazing technique. I am just finishing the editing this week so look out for it on our web site towards the end of this month.

Tuesday, 1 May 2012

Grab Yourself A Bargain

To celebate the arrival of a rather damp spring we have just added two titles to our special offers section on our web site which offer outstanding value - while stocks last. Each DVD is just £14.99!

If you are thinking of taking up oil painting then Starting Out in Oils with James Willis - a regular contributor to The Artrist Magazine - is just for you.

And if it's acryic painting that's yuourr thing who not try Coastal Adventures in Acrylic with talented artist Adebanji Alade.