The Basics

Life Drawing by Florent Farges using Nitram Charcoal

Watch as Florent Farges, a classically trained artist from France, creates this stunning life drawing using many different forms of Nitram Charcoal.

Giuseppe de Nittis

At Nitram Charcoal, we always enjoy a closer look at an artist who breaks boundaries, which is why we’re taking a closer look at Italian painter Giuseppe de Nittis

Revisiting Rembrandt’s Drawings

Nitram knows that Rembrandt van Rijn is renowned as one of the most significant voices of the 17th century, rivaling only the likes of Peter Paul Rubens for supreme artistic accomplishment during the Dutch Golden Age,. From the throngs who flock to Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum to see his famous The Night Watch (1640-1642) to the mystery […]

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.

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