Inspiration for all!

Whether you’re picking up a paintbrush for the very first time or have been painting for years, we’re here to offer inspiration so you can keep doing what you love.

Whether you’re seeking for creative ideas or looking to learn a new technique, we have a world of inspiration at your fingertips wherever and whenever you need it – here are just a few of our favourite demos that we think you might enjoy.

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Catch up with Matthew Palmer!

Click the image below to watch his fantastic Derwent Water at Sunset in Watercolour demo.

Catch up with Jason Skill!

Click the image below to watch his fantastic Italian Urn in Watercolour demo.

Join Jo Allsopp!

Click the image below to watch Jo create Resting Raccoon in Watercolour Mixed Media.

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Looking for a little more inspiration?

We’ve got a few more demos from our Video on Demand collection to share with you…

How to watch a video

  1. Hover over any of the videos below and click on the play icon that appears
  2. To watch in full screen, click the icon that appears in the bottom right hand corner of the video image (see image to the right)

Click the blue icon to watch in full screen

Sunflower in Pastel

Join the ever talented Alison C Board as she takes you on a step-by-step journey to creating this beautiful sunflower picture in pastels.

Bee in Coloured Pencils

Join Anita Pounder as she uses Derwent Watercolour Pencils to create this gorgeous bee picture.

Busy Bee

Watch Anita paint a busy bee on a Strathmore pad that’s perfect for mixed media.

Black Cat in Brusho

Watch Anita Pounder bring a majestic Black Cat to life using spray bottles and Black Brusho, all in easy to follow step-by-step stages.

Zebra in Pen and Wash

Watch as Anita uses Pigma Micron Pens (and a splash of watercolour) to bring life to a Zebra in easy to follow steps.

Peacock in Alcohol Inks

Join Anita Pounder as she paints a posing pretty peacock using Pinata Alcohol Inks and SAA wet media paper. Delightful!

Get involved with our painting challenges!

If you fancy trying something new, or you’ve got artwork you’re proud of, then it’s the perfect chance to share your creative flair by entering one of our challenges.