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Michelle Heron: Familiar Places – Jackson’s Art Blog

Michelle Heron was shortlisted for the Jackson’s Painting Prize 2020 with her work There is a light that never goes out. With sensitive observation of texture and detail, Michelle immortalises shopfronts of bygone eras. Here, she tells us about where she developed her love of fonts, her unexpected productivity in lockdown and the qualities of […]

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Ieva Kampe-Krumholca: Natural Pigments – Jackson’s Art Blog

Latvian painter Ieva Kampe-Krumholca was shortlisted for the Jackson’s Painting Prize this year with her work Two Sides of the Truth. The painting places the viewer beneath a green arching palm, the familiar atmospheric light of a greenhouse, hanging thick in the air. Here, she tells us about the invaluable lessons she learned from the […]

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For Those Who Love To Draw: Four Artists Test Jackson’s Materials

Throughout October, we asked four artists who specialise in drawing and illustration to try out Jackson’s materials in their practice. Sarah Dyer, Jessie Pitt, Emma Carlisle and Michael Wann each selected materials they were curious to try, as well as the Jackson’s brand version of the pastel, charcoal, ink, graphite and paint they use regularly. […]

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Conrad Clarke: Jackson’s Painting Prize 2020 Emerging Artist Prize Winner

Conrad Clarke won the Emerging Artist Prize in the Jackson’s Painting Prize this year and was awarded £1000 for his oil painting entry, Marina. His work presents a unique perspective on figurative landscape painting, where detailed texture and an inventive approach to colour elevate his familiar landscapes from the mundane to the otherworldly. Here, Conrad tells […]

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Emma Towers-Evans: Hyperreal Graphite – Jackson’s Art Blog

Emma Towers-Evans was shortlisted for the Jackson’s Painting Prize this year with her work Matriarch–an intimate, detailed portrait of the artist’s grandmother at 90 years old. Here, Emma talks about her definition of hyperrealism, the qualities of graphite and the making of time-lapse videos of her drawing process.  Above image: Melody, 2018, Emma Towers-Evans, Graphite pencil […]

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Boris Garanger: Gestural Mechanics – Jackson’s Art Blog

French artist Boris Garanger was shortlisted for this year’s Jackson’s Painting Prize with his work, Gleaming. In the painting, a crowd of disembodied, hooded, yellow raincoats of different sizes strike various shapes against a grey backdrop. The work investigates the human figure, focussing on the protective outer layers we wear, often in moments of urgency. […]

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The Best of the Jackson’s Art Blog on its 11th Birthday

The Jackson’s Art Blog turns 11 this week! To celebrate, our team of writers got together and chose some of their favourite posts. The list is a broad mix that includes a celebration of Alizarin Crimson, an interview with Anthony Whishaw RA and advice on which colours to fill your watercolour box with. Enjoy this […]

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Angela Bell: Moving Marks – Jackson’s Art Blog

Angela Bell won the Portrait/Figure category in the Jackson’s Painting Prize this year with her oil and graphite painting, Dunk. Angela, who was also a 2017 runner up in the competition, paints from a collection of vintage photographs, mostly of portraits, to explore surface and muse on the identities of the subjects. Here, she discusses […]

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Christopher Cook: Luminous Objects – Jackson’s Art Blog

Christopher Cook won the Still life/botanical category prize in the Jackson’s Painting Prize this year with his work, Global Reach. In this painting, opulent objects are excavated to life from a graphite, resin and oil medium, developed by Christopher and unique to his practice. Here, he talks about his mark making tools, the function of […]

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Schmincke Super-Granulating Watercolours – Jackson’s Art Blog

Schmincke have added 15 limited edition super-granulating colours to their Horadam watercolour range. Each colour contains a combination of granulating pigments which separate and settle into the paper surface for textural watercolour effects. Artist, Anna Zadorozhnaya, shares her thoughts on the new series. By Anna Zadorozhnaya German brand Schmincke, who produces paints and mediums, has […]

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Alastair Gordon: Material Illusion – Jackson’s Art Blog

Alastair Gordon was shortlisted in Jackson’s Painting Prize this year with his work, Letters from a Friend. What at first appears to be 5 handwritten postcards, casually masking taped to a wooden substrate, is in fact an oil and acrylic painting on wood. We caught up with Alastair ahead of his upcoming online exhibition at […]

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Robert McPartland: Devotional Spaces – Jackson’s Art Blog

Robert McPartland was one of the 42 artists shortlisted in the Jackson’s Painting Prize this year with his work Arezzo. Robert’s paintings are a meditation on space and the relationships formed within and around various everyday objects. Here, we find out about his philosophy towards painting, his visual and musical influences, and the intuitive space […]