Toxic chemicals in paint

It is important that you know what your paints are made from, and you should always work in a well ventilated space. Your safest best, however, is to think of all of your paints and mediums as potentially harmful, and to treat them equally. Paints labelled non-toxic are considered safe for humans, but are not necessarily safe for the environment. Propylene glycol, for example, is safe enough for...

Art in Zimbabwe

In a makeshift studio, in an empty house on a ridge with a spectacular view of trees and blue sky, two artists are setting out brushes and paint. Half-finished canvases lean against walls. The bustle and noise of the city is far away. Gresham Tapiwa Nyaude and Helen Teede are among a new wave of young artists in Zimbabwe who are attracting attention from collectors and curators...

Banksy painting auctioned

Banksy painting of chimps in House of Commons described as ‘more pertinent than ever’ amid Brexit chaos Painting was put on display again in March to mark the original date set for Britain to leave the EU Devoted Parliament depicts MPs as chimps in the middle of a Commons session, and at 13-feet is the artist’s largest-known work on canvas. It carries the inscription: “Laugh now,...