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3 Sep 2017

For a long time Steve Simpson has been an illustrator that we just can’t get enough of. Luckily, he feeds our addiction with regular posts on his social media profiles which are brimming with sketches of characters from his imagination as well as people, l...

25 Jan 2017

We had some very exciting news today from Royal Talens who make the Van Gogh watercolours in our sketching tins. Their oil paints have been used for a groundbreaking animation project celebrating the life of Vincent Van Gogh:

Loving Vincent, the w...

21 Jun 2016

We are proud to say that our Joan of Art pencils are crafted by Chambers Pencils Ltd.

Chambers is one of the oldest pencil makers in England (if not the world) still manufacturing and has been making pencils for over 100 years. Chambers is still a family...

31 Mar 2016

The other day Joan of Art were lucky enough to interview the incredible artist, Yuko Shimizu. Check out her inspiring answers...


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JoA: You are obviously in great demand which I imagine must feel amazing, but do you...

24 Mar 2016

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Watching Channel 4 News last week, I was surprised to see features on not one but two people that have encouraged me to have faith in the greatness of human nature and the transformative power of creativity.



15 Mar 2016

Yuko Shimizu has long been an inspirational artist for us. Her work is powerfully emotive and incredibly versatile... we bet she could draw a bin bag and make it look beautiful!


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Her new book Living with Yu...

8 Mar 2016

International Women's Day is very special. Everyday should celebrate women from every walk of life, past and present but it's great to have a day to stop, think and praise all the strong women of this world!


Many women artists struggled to get the recognit...

7 Mar 2016

At Joan of Art, our mission is simple:

We want to pass on our creativity by empowering everyone to be inspired, creative and happy.

We aim to cultivate creativity and artistic passion by sharing our joy of what inspires us. We look forward to championing the...

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