Celebrate Search Press's 50th Birthday with Fifty Top Art Books to Be Won


To celebrate their 50th birthday, we have teamed up with Search Press to offer ten lucky winners the chance to win a set of their five best-selling art books, with a total value of over £86 per set.

Ten lucky winners will receive each of the following books:

Paint Yourself Calm by Jean Haines

Master artist Jean Haines leads you on a journey through paint, showing you how to wipe away your worries with the soothing, gentle strokes of watercolour paint.

David Bellamy's Arctic Light

Filled with David’s watercolour paintings and sketches, made during his various expeditions, the book provides a fascinating insight into the wildlife and people that live within the Arctic Circle and captures perfectly the majesty and breathtaking beauty of the world’s final wilderness.

The Addictive Sketcher by Adebanji Alade

Adebanji Alade believes that everything in art begins as a sketch, and his mission is always the same to instil his work with the power and immediacy of the sketch. This book will show you how.

Vibrant Acrylics by Hashim Akib

Be prepared for an exciting, vibrant and different approach to using acrylics. With infectious energy and enthusiasm, Hashim Akib shows how acrylics can be used in unusual, surprising ways to create beautiful paintings full of life, atmosphere and colour.

Paint Pad Poster Book - Country Scenes

A poster book, an art pad and a step-by-step painting book all rolled into one! 5 beautiful posters to pull out and frame, along with the watercolour outline and stage-by-stage instructions you need to paint each artwork for yourself.

For your chance to win one of ten sets of five best-selling art books  from Search Press, simply answer the question on the right.

Closing date: 31/05/2020

Q. Which precious metal is used to celebrate a 50th anniversary?

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Search Press

Search Press is the leading publisher of instructional and practical art and craft books in the world. The company was founded in 1970, when Charlotte de la Bedoyere published her first book – Basket Weaving - in an attic room in Kensington. Translated from a German book, this was to be the first of many titles. Lotti, as she is known to everyone here at Search Press, went on include hot trends like pin and thread and candlemaking. The market loved them and so she continued, introducing full colour and a successful series of practical art books – the Leisure Arts.

In 1997 following Lotti’s decision to retire, her son, Martin de la Bedoyere, took over as Managing Director, with his wife Caroline, as Sales and Marketing Director. Both had been directors at Heinemann publishing. They have continued with the strong traditions that Lotti had built up over the previous 27 years, publishing a wide range of fabulous value, high quality art and craft books.

You can read extracts from and reviews of Search Press books regularly in Leisure Painter and The Artist, and you can find a selection of art books from Search Press for sale in the PaintersOnline bookshop by clicking here.

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