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I was born in Southampton and from a very early age I was passionate about art. As a quiet and shy child I found art a good way of communicating, as well as an escape from the complex world around me. I unfortunately turned away......

Our next ArtCan exhibition Set in Stone was originally planned to take place during the summer at the lovely 44AD gallery in Bath. While our physical exhibition has been postponed until February 2021, we wanted to celebrate the selected works with a virtual show this autumn. ArtCan artists were......

What is your art practice and what themes are you exploring and why? My practice has always been about recording my environment. When I lived in London I started to notice the small independent shops – at the time I was a window dresser and I became a bit......

Thank you to everyone who joined us for our very first online fundraiser, From ArtCan with Love 2020! We are hugely grateful to everyone who purchased pieces, and to all our artists who donated such amazing one-of-a-kind artworks. If you missed out on the night,......

Paraphrasing from artist Rosalind Davis: If it wasn’t for artists, what would people watch, read or listen to in these days of quarantine? Through our international roster of artists, ArtCan brings you our very first virtual reality exhibition to share our creativity during these uncertain......

What is your art practice, what themes are you exploring and why? Since my early devotion to painting, I’ve been motivated by a love of nature and a fascination with paint as a material. My paintings feature colour, texture and movement. I use techniques that involve......

Tell us a bit about yourself… I hail from Yorkshire but have spent most of my life away from it, moving to London after graduating from my Photography Degree in Wolverhampton. Since then I have had many different careers, but always related to art and......

Cat Sweet for ArtCan The London Art Fair takes over the Business Design Centre in Angel every January with a mixture of classic and contemporary art from a great selection of galleries, plus a cutting edge collection of art projects. Top picks this time around......

ArtCan are pleased to introduce you to our artist Meriliis Rinne.  Originally from Estonia, Meriliis studied law before deciding she wanted to be an artist. She now lives and works in Windsor, UK.   Tell us a bit about yourself. I am an Estonian artist......

ArtCan are pleased to introduce you to our artist Tomasz Jurek. Born in Poland, Thomasz is an artist, a graphic designer and a teacher. In 2017, he curated ArtCan’s exhibition ‘Touchpoint: Borders & Boundaries’ at The Curators’ LAB Gallery in Poland. We recently caught up......

The October edition of the Affordable Art Fair brought a welcome slice of cheer to a quite dreary world this weekend, with a good mixture of old favourites and some bright newcomers showing with an eclectic mix of galleries at Battersea Evolution.      ......

It’s a fair like Roy’s that reminds you with a smile that contemporary art is about so much more than just pens, paint and paper. The atmosphere was buzzing in Old Truman Brewery this week as an eclectic and vibrant selection of artists came together......

ArtCan are pleased to introduce you to our artist Ellen Zaks. Born in London Ellen became interested in art at about the same time she started learning ballet, wanting to express what she felt in her body when she danced.. We are delighted to share......

ArtCan is celebrating artists’ ingenuity on International Artist’s Day on 25th October by showcasing artwork by artists that was challenging in its creation or concept. The online exhibition will run 7th-31st October on our website. We find inspiration in great ideas working to combat climate......

ArtCan are pleased to introduce you to our artist Jill Meager. Jill is a fine artist who primarily creates original portraits of animals, birds and children. We are delighted to share more about her practice and thoughts on being a member of ArtCan. Enjoy!  ......

ArtCan are pleased to introduce you to our artist Irene Raspollini. After a successful Instagram Takeover, we caught up with her to discuss what inspires her, her plans and her experience on becoming a full time artist. Enjoy! Tell us a bit about your self,......

ArtCan Volunteer Role: PA to Kate Enters and administrative support ArtCan is a non-profit arts organisation that supports artists through profile raising activities and exhibitions, an open network of ‘likeminded’ peers, and practical support structures.  The ArtCan team strive to develop a vibrant exhibition and events......

What is your art practice and what themes are you exploring and why? My artwork explores the relationship between artist and material where I transform readymade, pre used objects into new painted sculptural artworks. I like to restore life back into an object which was......

The Royal Academy Summer Exhibition is an institution. More than a thousand pieces of art are crammed in every year, with RA members rubbing shoulders with emerging artists and people who’ve never been exhibited anywhere before. Anthony Gormley, Ian Davenport, Jeremy Deller, Banksy, Tracey Emin......

ArtCan are pleased to introduce you to our artist, Rosso Emerald Crimson. Rosso is primarily self-taught. She trained briefly at the Prince Drawing School and the London Atelier of Representational Art (LARA) in London before starting painting full time in 2016. Since then she won......

Top Picks: Affordable Art Fair Hampstead Cat Sweet for ArtCan | May 2019 The Hampstead edition of the Affordable Art Fair was bustling – plenty of fresh and innovative works, friendly artists and happy buyers. There was a wonderful range of metal work and sculpture......

ArtCan are pleased to introduce you to our artist, Kira Phoenix K’inan. We recently caught up with her to discuss her motivation as an artist and her personal practise and future plans. Enjoy!  What is your art practice and what themes are you exploring and why?......

Roy’s People Art Fair lands at The Bargehouse in Oxo Tower Wharf, a space with lots of exposed brick work and stripped back lighting that’s very atmospheric but not very spacious… Having said that, there are plenty of artists packed in! A lovely selection of......

The Other Art Fair landed back in London in new digs at the Truman Brewery on Brick Lane this week, filled to the rafters with 140 artists and installations, including some thought provoking pieces designed to help pave the way for a greener future.    ......

ArtCan visits the Affordable Art Fair 2019 Catherine Sweet, March 2019 Butterflies, birds and circles (and occasionally even butterflies or birds in circles) are all the rage in contemporary art it would seem, at least if the collections presented at the Affordable Art Fair spring edition in Battersea Park......

ArtCan are pleased to introduce you to our artist, Geraldine Molia. We recently caught up with her to discuss her motivation as an artist, predictions for the art world in Europe, and her personal practise and future plans. Enjoy!  What is your art practice and......

ArtCan picks from the London Art Fair 2019 January 2019, Catherine Sweet This was my first trip to the London Art Fair, an annual event at the Business Design Centre in Angel, and while it didn’t have quite the atmosphere I was expecting, there was......

        Jean Gillespie was born in Kirkliston, a village just outside Edinburgh, and from a very early age showed a deep interest in art and drawing in particular. After some health problems she eventually started drawing again and with encouragement from a tutor,......

We’re pleased to introduce abstract action artist KV Duong, member of ArtCan, who is gearing up for his first London solo exhibition, ‘Identity‘ at the end of this month. ArtCan sat down with him to discuss his artistic journey thus far, his struggles, and how......

I’ve always had an interest in creating and trying new things, whether it’s making my own jewellery or knitting, papercraft… Making art is essential to me, it helps keep me in harmony with the world around me. I’m self-taught, and I find the majority of......

By Hannah Pratt, Membership Director 2017 has been such a busy year for ArtCan: name changes, new shows in wonderful new locations, and the launch of the of ArtCan membership scheme, “Friends of ArtCan.” The membership is split into four different tiers each with their......

A conversation with ArtCan Founder, Kate Enters Written by David Pratt For just over four and a half years, a new movement has been bubbling away in London’s art scene. Driven by collaboration and a new approach focused on the artists just as much as......

Watercolours, rinsing brushes, mixing paints and sculpting clay — water is a crucial part of an artist’s work. This is why WITP are proud to partner with and promote UN Water’s efforts on World Water Day. Today, 22 March, we are adding our voices to......

By Kate Enters, WITP Founder, Director, and Artist What a year! In 2016, WITP has transitioned from existing purely as an annual exhibition to becoming registered as a formal business and applying for charitable status. This exciting new chapter has offered solidity and structure to......

Compiled by Frederica Miller The topic of Brexit has been impossible to ignore since the UK voted out a matter of weeks ago. WITP took last week’s London pop-up exhibition as a timely opportunity to host a post-Brexit debate. They invited a panel of artists......

By Lucy Ash I have paintings showing at the Affordable Art Fair in Battersea with ‘The Art Movement’ and a one-woman show running in Oxfordshire so it feels like the right time to reflect. I’ve had an intense period of hard work over the past......

In 2015, WITP artist Catherine Fenton created a World Toilet Day Art exhibition with Nude Tin Can Gallery to raise awareness of the 2.4 billion people who don’t have access to a toilet. Fenton recently won the Mayor’s Pride Award for Cultural Innovation. She took a moment......