Art Materials Recommendations by Artists at Jackson’s

Find out art materials recommendations from the team of painters, printmakers, illustrators and designers on the team at Jackson’s. These artists work closely with the vast range of materials available at jacksonsart.com and here they have selected some of their favorites and shared how they use the materials in their own art practice. Belle Arti … Read more

Screenprinting with Screentec Aqua Art Water Based Screen Ink

Aqua Art Inks are recognised as amongst the finest inks for water based screenprinting and are manufactured in the UK by Screentec Print Essentials. Being manufactured from single pigments, the inks deliver intense, saturated color and perform optimally for color mixing. We are very excited to have added Screentec Aqua Art Water Based Screen Ink … Read more

The New English Art Club’s (NEAC) Annual Exhibition Liam O’Farrell

My painting is exhibiting at The New English Art Club’s (NEAC) Annual Open Exhibition 2022 I was delighted to learn that my painting ‘A bee in a country allotment’ (yes, there is a bee in there) has been selected for The New English Art Club’s (NEAC) Annual Open Exhibition at the Mall Galleries in Central … Read more

Art Terms Explained: Watercolour Painting

As artists, we encounter a vast amount of terminology while researching, reading and talking about our materials. In this installment of the ‘Art Terms Explained’ series, we explain the meaning of certain commonly-used words, phrases and terms in the context of watercolor painting. Bead / Beading Up Watercolours have a tendency to gather in pools … Read more

Art Materials Recommended by Artists at Jackson’s

Jackson’s offers a vast range of art materials and as a team of practicing artists ourselves, we are dedicated to helping you find the colours, surfaces, brushes, and tools that you need for your practice. Here, some of the artists at Jackson’s have recommended their favorite art materials and shared what they love about using … Read more

Art Terms Explained: Oil Painting

As artists, we encounter a vast amount of terminology while researching and reading about our materials. In this article, we explain the meaning of certain commonly-used words, phrases and terms in the context of oil painting. Alkyd ‘Alkyd’ is a combination of the words ‘alcohol’ and ‘acid’. In oil painting, it refers to an oil-modified … Read more

Vivienne Rew: Botanical Structures – Jackson’s Art Blog

Vivienne Rew was the winner of the People’s Choice Award in the Jackson’s Painting Prize 2021 with her work Thistledown. Here, she tells us about the nature of the objects she paints and shares some insight into her studio practice. Voting for these years People’s Choice Award opens on Wednesday 23rd March. Until then you … Read more

Outreach – Alan Reed Art

Watercolor of the Angel of the North Junction 42 Here’s an update on what’s been going on in the last 12 months with my work at Junction 42. I’ve been working part time for this North East Charity since March 2018. My main role is an Outreach Worker with ex-offenders who are out of work. … Read more