Charcoal Technique

Contemporary Charcoals:
Mary Jane Ward

The work of Mary Jane Ward embodies an inherent grace, and for good reason: trained in classical ballet, Ward enjoyed a career on the professional stage prior to devoting her energies full time the new creative outlet of visual art. Now based in Ohio, Ward still espouses the energy and fluidity of a dancer in […]

Museum Mix: Perusing London’s National Portrait Gallery

The National Portrait Gallery in London offers its visitors the history of England through the likenesses of its people. Celebrating its 160th anniversary this year, the National Portrait Gallery presents an impressive compendium of portraits unrivaled by the capital city’s other world-renowned art institutions.

Van Gogh and the Vibrancy of Drawing

Among the team at Nitram Charcoal, the mere mention of painter Vincent van Gogh is sufficient to recall images of brilliant yellow sunflowers, radiating red night cafés or the vibrating cobalt of the night sky. Equally captivating – though less appreciated – are the bevy of Van Gogh’s drawings. Van Gogh was a prolific draftsman, […]

Contemporary Charcoals:
Jimmie Arroyo

Artist Jimmie Arroyo is arguably a contemporary artist with an Old Master’s soul. Channeling some of his most substantial artistic inspiration from the masters of the Renaissance and Baroque eras, Arroyo updates their determined draftsmanship with his modern sense of design, resulting in a body of work that is both complex and compelling. Arroyo graciously […]

Man of the Moors

Join professional UK artist Robert Dutton as he demonstrates in this short film how Nitram Charcoal is an integral part of his creative expression with his richly layered atmospheric paintings of the wild South Pennines of England. Exciting outdoor and indoor studio mixed media paintings explored in all seasons! Robert offers a wide range of […]

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