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Review: Episode 1 of Portrait Artist of the Year 2020 Portrait Artist of the Year 2020: Episode 1 - Highlights participating artists, learning points from the episode, which artists were shortlisted and who won.

Kristy Luck Floral, terrene, celestial and human elements coalesce to form otherworldly realms in Kristy Luck's paintings suffused with mysterious symbolism. Evoking subconscious vistas, the Los Angeles artist's scenes are reminiscent of abstract landscapes by Modernist painters such as Arthur Dove, Georgia O'Keeffe, Florence Miller Pierce and Agnes Pelton.

King Dogs Never Grow Old Diane Rosenstein Gallery's exhibition, King Dogs Never Grow Old, curated by Brook Wise, invites us into a display of the uncanny, rocking traditional senses of stability and instead, celebrates the nonsensical.

Landscape Artist of the Year 2019 - Exhibition About the Landscape Artist of the Year 2019 Exhibition - with images from the exhibition.

Letting Their Freak Flags Fly Sarah Marie Young plays Fiona. She's a wondrously versatile performer, here at times sweet and witty, at others unsparingly sardonic and earthy. She delivers some of the evening's most memorable scenes and songs. Among those, I Know It's Today is a moving reflection on her hope to be rescued by her true love, sung as if unfolding across time.

DOGS and BONES at THEODORE:ART DOGS and BONES at THEODORE:ART. DOGS and BONES. Faye Scott-Farrington Nancy Handler Scooter LaForge. February 7 - March 15, 2020. Opening reception Friday, February 7, 6-8 pm. Gallery hours Friday-Sunday 1-6 pm and by appointment.

To Paint is to Love Again Last weekend Nino Mier opened three concurrent exhibitions, the main attraction being organized by Purple Magazine editor Olivier Zahm. The questionably titled To Paint is To Love Again, exploring Zahmn's love of painting and Instagram, mainly knowledge of contemporary painting via Instagram, functioned as a cabinet of curiosities.

January Memories 3 Funny thing about "11-18-2011" was since it was so big I couldn't get it to NYC for the exhibition at Sideshow. Funny how life works out. Wasn't very long before I tried to send that off, I got an opportunity to exhibit with one of the best painters in Ohio at Marcia Evans Gallery.

Where to find Street Art and Graffiti on Brick Lane Possibly the most famous location in the UK to find street art and graffiti. Brick Lane is synonymous with the urban art scene in London. From Whitechapel to Shoreditch it runs up through the heart of the East End. It's streets leading off towards Spitalfields in the west and Bethnal Green in the east all have their stories to tell.

Call for Entries - 5th Derwent Art Prize 2020 About the Derwent Art Prize - an international art competition with £12.5k in prizes for artworks using dry media.

A Goodbye Self Portrait as Painter, 2019, Oil on Panel, 48 x 36 inches It has been 10 years since I started this project here. Hard to believe that much time has passed, but thinking how much has changed since the start of 2010 in my life, and the world, it seems like a decade would be required to fit all those things.

Hockney on Van Gogh and The Joy of Nature Hockney talking about Van Gogh and ways of painting landscapes re. an exhibition at the Van Gogh Museum in 2019.

In their own words: New Contemporaries artists on using language in their practice As a collaborator on the New Writing with New Contemporaries project I've had the privilege of meeting the six nominated artists who use writing or language predominantly in their work.

Artist Interview: Renee Robbins - Part One Words of the day: microscopic. invented. cinematic. fantastical. Chicago.This episode features Chicago based painter Renee Robbins.

WOM Collective All Female Paint Jam in the Leake Street Tunnel The WOM collective, an all female group of street artists, put on their first paint jam of the year in the Leake Street Tunnel. First formed in August 2019 the collective aims to support local women artists. One of the ways of doing so is to host events such as this one.

The Vaughan Bequest About the Turner Watercolours from the Vaughan Bequest which are on show in Edinburgh and Dublin every year in January.

On a Cartoon Graveyard Borrowing structures of classical myth, cartoons exemplify the slippage between the highest and lowest registers of culture, between the childhood awe in stories and overwhelming emotions and the grown-up knowledge of a fallen everyday world of schlepping and shtupping.

CBP Prize 2019 Exhibition, London The Contemporary British Painting Prize 2019 exhibition tours to its second venue in London. ASC Gallery: The Chaplin Centre - Taplow House - Thurlow Street - London - SE17 2DG. 12 painters, 12 paintings: 7 February - 6 March 2020 Monday - Friday, 10am - 5pm - Admission free.

Rain & Creativity in Dublin Located in the heart of Dublin's Liberties district, the seven-story Aloft hotel stands out in a gritty neighborhood of winding residential streets and old distilleries.

Sky Arts Portrait Artist of the Year 2020 starts on…. About the dates of Portrait Artist of the Year on Sky Arts and £10k commission - plus reminders of how to enter this year's competitions and watch the heats of PAOTY 2021 at Battersea in March / April.

Sally Hirst Compares Cold Wax Mediums Sally compares the cold wax mediums side by side in various situations as well as completing six small paintings, each using one of the six mediums. Along the way, she demonstrates the many ways to make marks and create layers when painting with cold wax medium.

January Memories 2 The thing is that particular painting was NOT my first choice. This one was… The problem that happened was it was too big to send out. I had it boxed up and taped, address on it and everything. Then I tried putting it in our car to take it to the USPS.

January Memories 1 I didn't realize until just minutes ago that a number of my exhibitions have all been in January. From my first NYC exhibition that I was in to the next year when I was in my first small group exhibition in Chelsea. Just spending a moment to remember the wonderful opportunities that have come around the beginning of the new year.

Art Related Noise Podcast Interview with Dan Hillier Dan Hillier's work is based on collage. The source material for which can often be found in the pages of old Victorian illustration books. Cutting and compiling he transforms and re-imagines the images in those old tomes. From his early days it would form the basis of the style for which he is now best known.

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