Workshops on design, printing and clay pottery coming to Surbiton

SURREY COMET

…Ms Chessell, who holds a degree in fine art from Kingston University, said she was initially attracted to Lino printing in part out of necessity while she was without a studio: "I began lino printing after graduating from my fine art degree as I didn't have the space to continue painting," she said.

REFLECTING ON THE JACKSON’S OPEN PAINTING PRIZE RUN BY DEBBIE CHESSELL

JACKSON’S ART SUPPLIES

The Jackson’s Open Painting Prize grew to be the biggest it’s ever been this year – thank you so much to everyone who participated as an entrant, judge, voter or those who followed along! We were absolutely astounded by the quality (and quantity!) of the works….

iSARO OIL PAINTS ARTIST REVIEW WITH DEBBIE CHESSELL AND JULIE CAVES

JACKSON’S ART SUPPLIES

“The labelling of Isaro Colours is clear and concise, listing the ingredients on the back in a simple, well-sized table. Unlike many paints I’ve used, even the pigment details are written in a reasonably sized font which made me feel reassured…”

COLOUR AND LIGHT IN OILS: ARTIST BOOK REVIEW WITH DEBBIE CHESSELL

JACKSON’S ART SUPPLIES

Nicholas Verrall has been working as a full time artist since 1970 and is currently a member of the Royal Society of British Artists. I reviewed his book, ‘Colour and Light in Oils’, co-written by experienced author and art journalist Robin Capon, by making a painting that tested their suggestions.

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THE GREY BOOK: HAHNEMUHLE PAPER artist REVIEW with debbie chessell

JACKSON’S ART SUPPLIES

“I began The Grey Paper product review by making a drawing with Drawing Inks and a dip pen. I made a study of Eugène Delacroix’s work, ‘Studies of a Seated Arab’ 1832, in Winsor & Newton Drawing Inks. The dye-based inks bled slightly; while this didn’t impact my sketchy style of work it could cause problems…

Fire – CONFRONTING RAPE CULTURE chapbook launcH

SAMPSON LOW LTD

Today Confronting Rape Culture open their big exhibition at the Museum of Futures and here at Sampson Low we are releasing the fifth chapbook in the CFC Series (edited by Debbie Chessell) to celebrate this achievement. We welcome Harriet Bradley to the series, her narrative is the adrenaline of fear…

CONNECTION - CONFRONTING RAPE CULTURE CHAPBOOK LAUNCH

SAMPSON LOW LTD

The fourth chapbook in the Confronting Rape Culture Series (edited by Debbie Chessell) is another CFC book that is both disarming in its beauty and powerful in the rawness of its message. Dimitra Petsa’s Halloween is a gentle vignette about human reaction and connection…

ABSOLUTE TRUTHS - CONFRONTING RAPE CULTURE CHAPBOOK LAUNCH

SAMPSON LOW LTD

The third chapbook in the Confronting Rape Culture Series (edited by Debbie Chessell) includes 3 new written works. Feven Em’s work is a placard of defiance in a toxic political environment, a time to turn the tide. We welcome back Sogor Sur who evokes such powerful imagery….

nEW EDITOR DEBBIE CHESSELL JOINS SAMPSON LOW LTD

SAMPSON LOW LTD

A new editor sealed the deal this week at Sampson Low by imbibing from the famous family teapot. The teapot was given to the second Sampson Low on 7th August 1852 from the Booksellers Trade Association as a slight mark of esteem and respect. Debbie Chessell, a third year fine art student at Kingston…

KU student leads controversial campaign to Confront Rape Culture

THE RIVER

KU student has launched a non-profit campaign on confronting rape culture which is holding several events throughout the month. The campaign consists of group of artists, activists and designers who have joined in helping raise the awareness of rape culture by organising workshops, art exhibitions and publications….