Lucille Smithson

Lucille Smithson About the author

Writer, artist in progress, reluctant brunette, and terrible at telling jokes. When she’s not fighting with her own paintings she’s conversing with artists about their creative process. She has a black cat called Diego. Visit her website at:

The BP Portrait Award 2016

This year’s richly anticipated BP Portrait Award is upon us. Ahead of the winner being announced on 21st June, we find out why this competition is so revered by artists, take a closer look at the work of the three finalists and get an exclusive interview with the winner of the BP Portrait Award 2015.

Michael Harding – The Art of Colour

Have you ever heard of Michael Harding Handmade Artist’s Oil Colours? Well, if you haven’t we suggest you to read this exclusive interview with Michael Harding, a master paint maker behind the most exceptional oil paints in the market. Time to switch from acrylic to oil paints, folks!

The many faces of Ebola: A morning with Tim Benson

We get a sneak peak of the latest project from award-winning portrait artist Tim Benson on Ebola in Sierra Leone – an understanding of a human problem through Tim’s own interpretation of stigmatisation and the stories of those who survived the disease.