The Complete Source book of Methods and Media
Arcturus Publishing Limited
A useful source book for both new and established artists.
A graduate of the Slade School of Fine Art, Emma Pearce has had an interest in the mechanics of artists' materials since first painting. On graduation, she taught methods and materials at a number of leading art colleges colleges for nine years, including the Slade, UCL; the Ruskin School of Drawing, Oxford; and the Tate Gallery, Millbank, while also writing for Artists' Newsletter and The Artists' and Illustrators magazines on her subject. 1992 saw the publication of her handbook, Artists' Materials: Which, Why and How. She also joined Winsor & Newton that year as a technical advisor. Maintaining product ranges, developing new colors and products, answering technical inquiries, contributing to lecture programs, writing Winsor & Newton literature and articles for the art press, acting consultant on art books, working on the Internet, maintaining the museum and archive, giving factory tours, and helping conservation projects are just some of the areas that constantly expand her working knowledge of artists' materials and techniques.