A series of hand painted postcards around the Somerset villages Liam O’Farrell

Painting postcards around Pilton in Somerset When the first lockdown hit, obviously I could not get out and about like I used to, so I had to come up with a solution that included a bit of exercise that might prevent me turning into a bit of an old hermit. My solution was to take … Read more

Terri Broughton experiments with Jackson’s Artist Oil Paint

Jackson’s Artist Oil Paints are manufactured in the UK, using specified raw materials from suppliers who share our ethical principles and objectives. Combining high-quality modern pigments and refined linseed oils to create paints that are permanent and lightfast, these colors are carefully considered to provide a full palette and are made to high standards, ensuring … Read more

A painting of Corfe Castle and Village in Dorset Showing Swanage Railway Liam O’Farrell

Painting Corfe village and Castle in Dorset In May, the lockdown eased a wee bit and I seized the first opportunity I could get out and do a spot of painting. I wanted something within easy distance of Pilton where I live so I pulled out a map and studied my options. I eventually plumbed … Read more

Claudia Kennaugh: Jackson’s Painting Prize 2022 Expert Judge

Claudia Kennaugh is the final judge we have to welcome to the panel for the Jackson’s Painting Prize 2022. Claudia is the founder of Art & People, a Bristol-based art advisory service offering guidance to artists and collectors. Here she tells us how she became an Art Advisor and shares her advice to those entering … Read more

Painting of The Standard on the High Line in New York City & the Whitney Liam O’Farrell

A painting of The Standard on the High Line in New York City In late 2019 just before the world went mad, I took a painting trip to New York City. It was a research expedition for studio paintings. This essentially meant visiting a series of locations and producing on the spot paintings, supported by … Read more

A First Look at Roman Szmal’s New Colours within the Aquarius Watercolour range

Roman Szmal’s Aquarius Watercolor range already has a wide collection of 165 colours, most of which are single pigment, which ensures clean mixing and allows artists to really customise the colors on their palette. Roman Szmal have recently announced that they are expanding the range further to include 15 new colors in full pans, including … Read more

Padstow painting at The Royal Society of Marine Artists Annual Exhibition Liam O’Farrell

I am exhibiting at The Royal Society of Marine Artists Annual Exhibition 2021 Later this month I will be exhibiting my painting ‘Back to Padstow’ at the Royal Society of Marine Artists Annual Exhibition at The Mall Galleries in London. I am really looking forward to getting back to exhibiting again and to get a … Read more

Meet the Devon Watercolour Challenge Painters

In the UK, this week saw the return of the popular television series Watercolor Challenge, which was originally aired in the late 1990s. The program follows four amateur watercolor painters as they paint picturesque landscape views within a three hour timeframe, after which a winner is crowned! Every day this week, painters Ken Maharajah, Faye … Read more

A painting of Liverpool showing the Liver Building and The Cunard Building Liam O’Farrell

A painting video of Liverpool Docks and The Liver Building Earlier this year, after visiting a client, I took the opportunity to visit Liverpool and do a spot of painting. While there, I thought I would produce a small video of my experiences. I hope you enjoy it. The City of Liverpool dates back to … Read more