Inspiration

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An Artist’s Life in Lockdown

Annie Broadley explores how Covid and lockdown has dramatically changed her perspective and creative style.

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Lockdown project - 12-year-old Niamh completes her first commission

Professional artist Tim O’Brien explains how he helped guide his daughter Niamh through her first commission.

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Discover the art of leaf pounding

Create your own fabric art with natural dyes from leaves and flowers with help from Barbora Kurcova

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Painting the London Underground with John Lidzey

Looking for new sources of subject matter for his paintings in watercolour, John goes underground and finds today’s travellers in settings of bright lights and colours.

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How to paint spring flowers in watercolour

Ann Blockley captures the vibrant clarity of spring flowers in watercolour.

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Flower painting with acrylic inks by Sue Williams

When Sue Williams first discovered acrylic inks she loved the effects she obtained when they were diluted with water – and she was hooked.

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