The Little Van Gogh Artist Residency

The Little Van Gogh residency is back for the second year. Residencies play an important role in nurturing artists on their creative journey, offering them the gift of time and space to make potential creative evolutionary leaps in their practice.

In April 2018 Little Van Gogh will be inviting an artist to take time away from their normal environment to stay and work in the New Forest National Park.

All Hail the Landscape: 10 Unique Approaches

 “The landscape painter must walk in the fields with a humble mind. No arrogant man was ever permitted to see Nature in all her beauty.” John Constable

It seems instinctively human to be curious about our natural environment. The landscape has long provided artists with inspiration, the genre booming in the nineteenth century partly due to urbanisation alienating many from nature and the countryside.

Looking for a health boost? Art can help

The act of taking in and experiencing great art is one of the most fulfilling cultural activities we can engage in. We often hear it said that art is good for the soul, but did you know that viewing art can have a demonstrably positive effect on your health too? Researchers have begun to look into the positive outcomes that the act of simply looking at paintings can have on your mental and physical wellbeing, with incredible results.

Passion and Pattern: The Art of Orna Schneerson-Pascal

If artist Orna Scheerson-Pascal embodies anything, it's self-expression. Her rhythmic, technicolour paintings radiate energy, joy and confidence and it may surprise you to learn that contrary to her brazen work, she was a timid child at school.

“I was very shy but not for my work, with my art I never cared if people said anything,” explains Orna, “at school I never really listened, I was always decorating my notebooks.”

Is Your Office Fit for Millennials?

The term ‘millennial’ is generally accepted to refer to the generation born between the early 1980's and the year 2000, otherwise known as ‘Generation Y’.

By 2020 millennials will make up over 50% of the global workforce. In order to attract and retain the very best of this burgeoning talent pool, employers will need to consider how to tailor their office environment to appeal to millennial working preferences.

Esbe: Art Inspired by Women in Sport

Esbe is a young gun having only been a professionally practicing artist for four years. She turned to art when her career as a classical guitarist was brought to a halt by a neurological RSI (repetitive strain injury). Having trained at the Royal Academy of Music and always worked as a professional musician Esbe reflects, “When the condition developed and it was diagnosed I knew I would never play again”

Guerrilla Girls: Not Funny Ha-ha

Famed for their provocative posters the Guerrilla Girls are an anonymous group of feminist art activists who have been campaigning for a democratic art world since 1985. Their many thousands of posters and stickers have made their way from stealth street projects to exhibitions and museums worldwide; you’ll even find their punchy slogans printed onto homeware and T-shirts in the Tate and Saatchi gift shop.