The 2011 International Print Awards are the centrepiece of the International Print Biennale. The Awards are an open submission opportunity for British and international artists and are open to all artists whose work encounters print. Works in any medium will be considered and is not restricted to 2 or 3 dimensional works.

Exhibitions of the selected works will be shown as part of the International Print Biennale at the Hatton Gallery, Laing Art Gallery and Northern Print from September to November 2011.

We are delighted to announce that the 2011 selectors are:

  • Patrice Cotensin, Galerie Lelong, Paris
  • Peter Randall-Page, artist
  • Mike Taylor, Paupers Press


For further information and to enter click HERE
image: Rachel Gross, Tethered, 2009 International Print Biennale


Young Artists Illustrated Poem

For those of you who follow our student artwork blog regularly, you may have seen this poem illustrated by our young artist students before. It is fascinating to view the different approaches the young artists take when illustrating it and they do come up with some wonderful ideas and designs. The image below is no exception. A superb piece.

Pet Portraits Student

This drawing is from one of my own students who has just completed the pet Portraits Diploma. Here the student has depicted a rabbit and guinea pig interacting together quite comfortably. Adding two animals together in a scene can be tricky, particularly if you are working from separate photos, so it is something to practice for those who are learning their craft. This is a lovely drawing and one this student should be very pleased with.

Still Life Painting…

Another still life from a student studying the painting and drawing course, this time the flowers are accompanied by a mug and a vase. This brings new elements into the scene which allows the student to play with the light and shadows and reflective light and colours between the objects. The overall colour scheme here is very calming and peaceful, well done to this student for a great painting.