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  • United Society of Artists 2015 Summer Exhibition

    The United Society of Artists 2015 Summer Exhibition at the Bankside Gallery

    Daniel Wrightson 1st prize winner United Society of ArtistsLouisa Crispin 3rd Prize winner united Society of artists

     

    Here at Strathmore Artist Papers, we were so pleased to be sponsors of three prizes at this year's United Society of Artists Summer Exhibition held at the Bankside Gallery in London.

    The UA’s remarkable and dynamic survival for the last 94 years as one of the oldest independent national fine art societies in the country owes much to two key elements. The formation of a flexible Constitution in the hands of an innovative Council and its unique ‘raison d’etre’, the UA giving its Members round the country the opportunity of exhibiting annually in Central London prestigious galleries.

    Since its foundation the prominence given to women artists within the Council and as Members of the Society ensured that they were again

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  • Award Winner Simon Young - Water Artist Extraordinaire

    Simon Young won our Strathmore Artist Papers Prize for work on paper at the Armed Forces Art Society (AFAS) annual exhibition  at the Mall Galleries this year. Stunning, energetic, dramatic and full of energy the winning image lifts the viewer and puts you directly in the spray of the yacht as it races in front of you, you can almost taste the salt.

    1. First of all congratulations on winning the AFAS prize, such a stunning piece. I heard that the decision as to which piece of yours they awarded it to was fought over! You'll be pleased to know that more than one piece was chosen! Can you tell us a bit about your background? You are former army?

    I followed a full time career for 38 years in the Army and enjoyed it immensely.  Sure there were some difficult times, but you always had your mates to rely on as you were always in it together.  Classic team work stuff.

    2. What got you into painting? 

    I started taking painting and drawing seriously when I was about 13.  My parents used to take me and my brother to Sennen in Cornwall for the summer holidays.  A friend of my mother, Betty - a lovely lady, had a fantastic house on the cliff tops overlooking the Cove.  But more importantly when she discovered I was interested in sketching she sent me up into the attic rooms where I discovered masses of paintings and sketchbooks belonging to her deceased sister.  My

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  • Strathmore Newsletter - Summer 2019

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    Drawing the Full Body Portrait

    By Justin MaasThe Summer Edition of our Artist Newsletter is here! Our featured artist Justin Maas is known for his stunning portraits. Justin uses grayscale on Toned paper to employ value, show form and make drawings with incredible depth.

    In this issue of the Artist Newsletter, Justin reveals his methods for creating full-body portraits. Using the power of body language, a full body portrait can infer more than just the face. Follow along as he demonstrates his step-by-step process.

    Download the Artist Newsletter HERE!

    NEW! Strathmore 400 Series Black Mixed Media Paper 
    You already know our white Mixed Media paper. Now we're excited to introduce a new Black Mixed Media paper that is perfectly suited for opaque media. Learn more in the Artist Newsletter.

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