In this autobiography, Alwyn Crawshaw tries to answer the question he is most often asked - "how can I become a succesful artist?", by describing his own career, the pleasures and the pitfalls. The book is illustrated with Alwyn's sketches and paintings, showing the progression of his career.
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Since the first edition of Alwyn Crawshaw's autobiography was published in 1984, he has become a household name and an inspiration to millions of amateur painters. With his enthusiastic personality and his gift for making art accessible, Alwyn has encouraged many people to take up painting.
In 1992 he set up The Society of Amateur Artists, which now has more than 15, 000 members worldwide. Alwyn's numerous best-selling books on painting techniques and his six successful Channel 4 television series have made him one of the most well-known and popular figures in the art world.
'The Artist at Work' tells the story of Alwyn's success. Lavishly illustrated throughout with many of his sketches and paintings, it describes how he progressed from his early art school days to the present, and includes some of the paintings that have gained widespread popularity as fine-art prints. Each illustration is accompanied by practical information and demonstrates many of his painting techniques in acrylics, oils and watercolours.
This fascinating account of a professional artist at work will be of great value to painters of all abilities, whether complete beginners or those who aspire to paint professionally. It also provides a unique record of Alwyn Crawshaw's work, to be enjoyed by his many admirers.About the Author:
Alwyn Crawshaw has written over 25 books on art instruction, all published by HarperCollins. He has a huge following among amateur painters and has made 8 successful TV series on Channel 4 and the Discovery Channel, as well as many videos on painting. Amongst other acheivements, Alwyn founded the Society of Amateur Artists, is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and a past president of the National Acrylic Painters’ Association. He regularly contributes to Leisure Painter magazine.
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Book Description Collins, 1996. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0004127544