Art Materials

Off Canvas: Drawing (Exhibition)

Celebrating the tangible presence of the artist’s hand, this exhibition showcases some of the biggest figures in modern art, from Salvador Dali to Robert Rauschenberg, while also exploring the potential of the drawn image in a range of media.

Enter to Win: Premium Quality
set of Blockx Oil Paints!

The last day of the NAMTA Art Material trade show in Denver a gentlemen comes over to me and says we have something in common. My mind goes into overdrive. Women? Money? Bad Business Deal… He tells me how he had quit his job at Unilever in Europe and purchased the Blockx business. My expression […]

Speechless in Denver!

Posted 13 May 2015 | Art Materials, General, Nitram

Travel does broaden the mind, unfortunately it also broadens your immune system.
Sure enough, 48 hours after arriving in Denver for the NAMTA (Art Materials) trade show my throat starts to do a tiny tickle. And by the middle of day my voice starts to
creak and croak.

The Freedom of Spring:
Take Your Drawing Outside!

It is incredibly rare to see people drawing or painting outside these days, but this spring, I’m planning to resume the outdoor sketching sessions I abandoned years ago.

Every artist knows the importance
of stepping back from their work

Magda Almy on the New Nitram bâton “Ever since I read that John Singer Sargent drew with a paint brush attached to the end of a stick, I wanted to try a drawing implement with a longer handle. Every artist knows the importance of stepping back from their work.  The Nitram bâton allows me […]

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