Julie Held's Studio

Thoughts About My Painting Practice by Julie Held NEAC LG RWS

"What strikes me as being an uppermost concern whilst painting is, amongst other things, something David Bomberg said about making a ‘monument to a moment’ when drawing. This applies to painting too, of course. I imagine that this means different things to other painters. Here I will try to explain how it is formative to my practice . . .
Artist Susan Ryder painting in Antarctica

Interview with Susan Ryder NEAC RP

This month, we shine a lamplight on New English artist Susan Ryder NEAC RP, best known for her portraits and interior paintings. We are delighted that Susan found time to tell us about her influences and inspirations as she finalises preparations for her forthcoming solo exhibition.
painting of a reclining nude woman

OBSESSIONS: Peter Clossick NEAC PPLG elucidates obsessions around work, process and practice

It is a combined experience trying to create work, to paint, to gain knowledge and understanding from the activity and also operate within the complexities of the art world and the world in general. I find it can be frustrating, cathartic, make me happy or sad and can definitely leave a dose of anger, joy, pleasure and a strong feeling that I am not wasting my limited time of existence. There is no point in regret at past choices, or having hope for the future, but just making the most of the existing moment, the here and now.

Happy 100th Birthday, Diana Armfield!

This month marks a very special occasion. Diana Armfield ​RA HNEAC Hon RWS Hon PS RWA (Emeritus) celebrates her 100th birthday on 11 June 2020. We asked some of our members to share their thoughts and memories by way of a tribute to our most senior and much-loved member . . .
painting of a Mustard Field and Vine, Tuscany

Original Art for Under £1000

When lockdown started, many artists feared that painting sales would grind to a halt. 'Who would buy art when they can't even buy toilet roll?' But as it turns out, we've seen a bit of a surge in online sales of our paintings by NEAC member artists. Perhaps people are brightening up their living rooms (now they're spending so much more time at home)? Art has the power to lift our spirits and so, it seems, does a bit of 'retail therapy'! So we've curated a collection of works under £1000 for you to browse from the comfort of your sofa. Perhaps you'll spot something that would look nice over the fireplace?