The Worst Art Restoration?

The Worst Art Restoration?

The Worst Art Restoration? A Spanish church is now at the centre of artistic outrage, following the efforts of a handicrafts teacher in restoring a painted wooden effigy of St George. Although well-intentioned, the restoration has caused an uproar in the town of...
What Is Craquelure In A Painting?

What Is Craquelure In A Painting?

Craquelure is a common sight in many paintings, of any age. It can easily be seen on the surface of artworks, as a network or pattern of fine cracks. As a painting ages, so do the paint layers. This ageing causes the medium to shrink, leading to the maze of lines...
April Blog – ‘Foxing’

April Blog – ‘Foxing’

If you are a collector of watercolour paintings or works on paper, you may be familiar with the appearance of reddish brown spots on your painting, commonly known as ‘foxing’. These rusty looking patches can mar the appeal of your painting, and if left untreated can...
Cleaning an Oil Painting

Cleaning an Oil Painting

Cleaning an oil painting can include surface cleaning or alternatively varnish removal. Surface cleaning refers to the removal of surface dirt and grime from your painting without affecting the varnish layer. Treatment aims to aesthetically improve the painting. It...
The Importance of Artwork Protection

The Importance of Artwork Protection

A precious piece of art deserves a well-suited accompanying frame for the best artwork protection. The purpose of the frame is to not only be aesthetically pleasing but to act as a form of artwork protection from environmental damage. Unfortunately, many people who...
Artist Interview – Cicelie Fry

Artist Interview – Cicelie Fry

When did you start painting and what motivates you? I have enjoyed drawing and painting all my life, but over the last 25 years it has become a very important desire to create paintings from my own sketches. How would you describe your style? My paintings are full of...
Artist Interview: Paul Dolman

Artist Interview: Paul Dolman

Painting from the heart, and living by the sea; Paul Dolman really does enjoy life as an artist. When did you start painting and what motivates you? I started nine years ago as a working artist. I have been lucky enough to live on the south coast of England, so am...
Artist Interview – Jean Haines

Artist Interview – Jean Haines

Jean Haines discloses her artistic style, what inspires her and what she’s currently working on in wait for her exciting solo exhibition, opening on September 1st.   When did you start painting and what motivates you? As a child, I adored creating. This was when...
Artist Interview – Sarah Pye

Artist Interview – Sarah Pye

Sarah Pye divulges that she doesn’t actually use a brush, how she connects to her paintings, and how she hopes to put a smile on your face, ahead of her exhibition in June. When did you start painting and what motivates you? I started painting fifteen years ago...