The Encounter: Drawings from Leonardo to Rembrandt at National Portrait Gallery

The ability of a portrait to record the likeness of someone from the past is not its only allure; such a work also documents a particular moment in time, an encounter between artist and sitter and a level of engagement between the two individuals.

September 6, 2017 | ArtsDrawing


David Hockney – The Complete Early Etchings 1961-1964

As Tate Britain unveils its highly anticipated David Hockney retrospective, an intimate display in St.

February 9, 2017 | ArtsDrawing


Hayden Kays – Artist in Residence for Cubitts Glasses

It seems there aren’t many things that can’t have an artist in residence programme attached to it nowadays.

December 22, 2016 | ArtsDrawing


An interview with South African Graphic Artist Jamy van Zyl

Jamy van Zyl’s art is one that truly speaks to the soul.

September 1, 2016 | ArtsDrawing


North & South: Ruffians Marylebone Turns Art Gallery

When Ruffians Barbers opened in Marylebone this spring, it was always destined that the impressive space would be used for more than beard  and barnet trims.

June 7, 2016 | ArtsDrawing


Lucien Freud – A Closer Look at Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Denmark – A touching insight

The Louisiana Museum of Modern Art in Denmark recently showed a collection of etchings by one of the greatest British artists of the last century – Lucien Freud.

December 3, 2015 | ArtsDrawingPainting


Titian to Canaletto – Drawing in Venice at the Ashmolean in Oxford

Venetian art, from a historical perspective, has a reputation for being bright, bold and dramatic.

November 21, 2015 | ArtsDrawing


The Amazing World of MC Escher, Dulwich Picture Gallery

Organisation of the work of MC Escher is a highly intriguing concept, and one that I imagine the curators of this touring show took extremely cautiously, as the work itself defiantly avoids classification.

November 9, 2015 | ArtsDrawing


Regrets, Jasper Johns – Last Chance To See at the Courtauld

  A new series of works by internationally renowned American artist Jasper Johns, currently on display at the Courtauld Gallery, are unlike anything he has previously done.

December 5, 2014 | ArtsDrawingMixed MediaPainting


Tracey Emin – The Last Great Adventure is You

  We are told by Tracey Emin that ‘The Last Great Adventure is You’ is “…about rites of passage, of time and age, and the simple realisation that we are always alone”.

November 5, 2014 | ArtsDrawingMixed MediaPainting


Quentin Blake’s Inside Stories – Last Chance To See

  “The essence of drawing is in imagining what you are drawing.

October 28, 2014 | ArtsDrawingMixed Media


Egon Schiele – The Radical Nude

  In the space of 9 years he dropped out of Vienna’s Academy of Fine Arts, created hundreds of finished works on paper, was thrown in jail for his art, succeeded Klimt as Vienna’s most prolific artist, and died tragically of Spanish flu at the height of his career aged only 28.

October 25, 2014 | ArtsDrawingPainting