Laure Saffroy-Lepesqueur: “Faiseuse d’images”

We walk you through an initial passive admiration of works of art to the artistic process of image creation with the wonderful Laure Saffroy-Lepesqueur, a young French artist whose works on paper are both colourful and inspired. She creates a very unique and bright universe with her “Contemporary icons”, a series of paintings that convey poetic messages which reflect very personal states of mind.

Andrea Stajan-Ferkul and her quest for beauty

Dressing up your paintings? Why not, especially when done to enhance women beauty. We all know that beauty empowers a woman; it radiates confidence and brings out the best in her!

Monet Before Impressionism

How much do you really know about Monet? Here we take a brief look at Monet’s early life and art, his muse and his relationship with England, ahead of an exciting new exhibition at Tate Britain later this year entitled: Impressionists in London: French Artists in Exile, 1870-1904.

Chinoiserie – Eastern or Western?

Explore Chinoiserie: a decorative style in art, furniture and architecture with origins that can be traced back to Marco Polo yet with a timeless elegance that persists to the present day. Discover centuries of design with us!

The BP Portrait Award 2016

This year’s richly anticipated BP Portrait Award is upon us. Ahead of the winner being announced on 21st June, we find out why this competition is so revered by artists, take a closer look at the work of the three finalists and get an exclusive interview with the winner of the BP Portrait Award 2015.