June 2021: New series of original abstract paintings!

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Three months ago I began a new series of original abstract paintings that I’ve virtually shared as lockdown had cancelled open studio visits and exhibitions- it’s been quite the journey! I decided to be very open and share the making of these new paintings with the online space through my Instagram and YouTube channel. I’ve […]

May 2021: Gifting art- What to buy an art lover?

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Sometimes finding an unusual gift can be daunting particularly if it’s for someone close to you and you want to really surprise them with something different! An original abstract painting or abstract art print is unique and thoughtful because few gifts are more memorable than original fine art. I LOVE when people ask me about […]

May 2021: Understanding Abstract Art

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[et_pb_section admin_label=”section”] [et_pb_row admin_label=”row”] [et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text”] Understanding abstract art can be tricky for many because it is diverse, multifaceted & can be considered inaccessible. Over the years I’ve had people ask me why did I select this particular genre of art? Let’s have a chat about it… There’s a few reasons why abstraction is […]

April 2021: How to start buying art?

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What got me thinking about this? Over the last two years, I’ve had many new art buyers come to my studio (in between lockdowns) or get in touch online about how to start buying art. Now, perhaps more than ever, people are looking to fill their homes with points of interest, escapism and happiness as […]

April 2021: Blank Canvas Paralysis

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Blank Canvas Paralysis is referenced as the inability to start something because of self-doubt- I can relate! A while back a blog interviewer asked me ‘What’s the most difficult part of starting a painting?’ Me, ‘The white square I know I have to fill and make something successful come from it’- no pressure! For years […]

March 2021: Artist Photoshoot

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Last week I did a studio artist photoshoot with the lovely Jane Looker. I just got my images back and had to share this one with Nina Simone #cutenessoverload! As an artist, I think it’s really important to not only document my work but also document myself in my working space as it captures a […]

March 2021: Painting with Masking Tape

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One of the consistent tools in my painting practice is masking tape. I have been painting with masking tape since I began my fine art studies in 2007 which seems like a very long time ago now! Not only is it an essential prop for what I do but it’s also part of my painting […]

March 2021: Knowing when to stop painting.

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I often get asked about knowing when to stop painting as it is an element of creating that plagues many artists. I think knowing when to stop painting is something you learn over time but to give you an idea see the below image. It’s from early 2019 & I’m working on an art commission […]

Feb 2021: Virtual Studio tour with Cass Art

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Cass Art very kindly invited me to do a virtual studio tour for them, which was a first for me! Here you can see me chatting about my painting practice as an abstract artist including my paint process, my painting story and how I set up my studio @deltahousestudios in south west London. Of course, […]

Feb 2021: Contemporary abstract art prints for sale

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Contemporary abstract art prints for sale from my website! Buying a print over an original painting is a great way to begin or add to your art collection. Mid last year I updated my website and decided that offering prints of my paintings would be fun to try. I began with three print options:  Small […]

Jan 2021: Simple Qualities of a Good Artist

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It’s January, it’s baltic outside and the UK has just gone into Lockdown for the third time since March. I’m thinking about the year ahead, I’m thinking about how other artists are fairing during Covid & I’m thinking about the qualities of a good artist, the points that make you push through and keep going […]

Dec 2020: Practical Materials used in Art

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Fabriano is one of those great practical materials used in art that has become a mainstay in my painting practice. Recently I was posting some paintings made on Fabriano which prompted a question via my Instagram ‘What is Fabriano?’ Fabriano is a type of paper that I started working with about three years ago. It’s […]

Dec 2020: Bespoke Christmas Present

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Being the time of year it is I’ve received inquiries about buying paintings as a bespoke Christmas present- what a gift to receive! Here are a few things to consider if you think an original painting might be something someone close to you would enjoy receiving.      1. If you’re not sure which painting your loved one […]

Nov 2020: Preparatory paintings

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This month I have been making lots of preparatory painting studies. They’re like little experiments to work out new paint marks and test out varying colours for final work. I’ve worked like this for years, its a big part of my painting process that I really enjoy because I’m not overly concerned with how a […]

Jan 2020: Then & Now…. 2010-2020!

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It’s the 3rd of January and I’m sat in my studio thinking over the last decade- that then and now chat most of us have at this time of year. To jog my memory I flicked through my visual diary from 2010 when I was in the final year of my undergrad. in fine art […]

Painting commissions

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I’m regularly asked if I do commissions and yes, I do! The above painting ‘Steadied Thinking’ was my first 2019 commission for an American collector. It’s a great compliment to be commissioned for a private collection and I really enjoyed making this painting. How do art commissions work? The process varies from client to client […]

New website!

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Yae, a new website has been on my ‘to do’ list for a ridiculously long time- it’s been most satisfying to finally cross it off! I’m not the most technically minded person so getting it done was a task I need help with. I was very lucky to be put in contact with Stephen Ambler […]

June 2019 Art Residency (June 2018)

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Very pleased to have been awarded a residency next year with the established and well respected Cill Rialaig Arts Centre in Co.Kerry, Ireland. It’s just over a year until my residency begins but I already know what I want to do!

New Studio

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Really excited for my new studio at Delta House Studios in Earlsfield #newchapter !!

Aisling Drennan is an award-winning abstract artist with a London, UK-based art studio.

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