Blog Giveaway – Get a retro toys art illustration completely FREE!

 I am pleased to be able to share a fantastic giveaway with you! Artist Andy Greenacre is giving away 10 limited edition prints of his “Remember These?” artwork this week. These illustrations have developed from his recent drawings related to memorable objects from childhood. If you were an 80s child you probably remember playing with some of these […]

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Interior design inspirations for a retro home: Office space

I’ve been working on a ‘makeover’ for my living room since moving in back in May (yes, I know… I’d never succeed on 60-Minute-Makeover!) and I’ve chosen a fairly garish 60s & 70s retro theme in orange, teak and brown with a few accents of blue. Although it’s taken me a while to get to […]

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Interior Design Inspiration – Going dotty for retro spots

One of artist Fabiana Di Mascio’s pieces that I saw recently at the Never Ending Mural exhibition in Ipswich has given me inspiration for an interior design project. Her artwork consisted of a dark painted canvas covered in multi-coloured acrylic dots. Honestly, it looked absolutely beautiful, and I’d love to recreate a paler version over my whole living-room wall. […]

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Opening today: the Retrieval Cue art exhibition by @AndyGreenacre

Today is the opening event for the MA art exhibition at the University of Central Lancashire and if you get the chance, do go along to the event tonight. There are plenty of studio-based students working in a variety of media exhibiting alongside a handful of site and archive intervention artists who are exhibiting their […]

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Anyone fancy a bit of lamb? …and other art from Nicola Ellis

I don’t own much artwork, in fact I don’t really own many pictures at all, but when I hang something on my wall it’s because I love it, and this is one of my  favourite artworks -“Anyone fancy a bit of lamb?” by Nicola Ellis. My artist husband studied with Nicola at the University of Central […]

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Banksy releases free art print for the Royal Jubilee

Online art store Pictures on Walls have got into the spirit of the Diamond Jubilee by commissioning a number of popular artists to produce limited edition prints. One of those selected was famous graffiti artist Banksy, and Pictures on Walls are offering his union jack artwork (below) completely free to download in hi-res and have professionally printed.

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Here’s one of my favourite pieces of furniture…

Do you remember this? Think back to your school days – was there one in your art classroom?? Did you have a drawer to yourself for your valuable prints and sketches? I certainly remember trying to squeeze my work into a plan chest like this when I was at school, and again when studying art […]

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