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21 Sep 2017 |

How does an artist make good work? What constitutes 'good'? And how important is technique and the imagination? These are all questions asked and answered in Andrew Marr’s A Short Book About Painting, which is published on the 2nd November.

Following a serious stroke in 2013 that left him partially paralysed, Andrew struggled with the physical rigours of painting using oils. This led to his wrestling with some of the very fundamental questions about painting as an art form in itself ­ and to interrogate himself daily about brushstrokes, colour balance, line and texture. Using his own work in progress as examples of failures, and examples of techniques from classical artists right up to the present day, Andrew examines how the painter can improve and learn from his or her mistakes.



Andrew will be speaking at various festivals and events so see below for details and book your tickets now!


Art Fund – Royal Over-Seas League

Wednesday 22nd November – 6.30pm-8pm

Tickets - £25 (including wine and nibbles)

Venue – Over-Seas House, Park Place, London, SW1A 1LR

Book here -  Royal Over-Seas League


Daunt Books, Marylebone

Thursday 30th November – 7pm

Tickets - £10 including a glass of wine and 20% off the speaker’s books.

Venue - 83-84 Marylebone High St, London W1U 4QW

Book here -  Daunt Books, Marylebone


Cass Art, Islington

Wednesday 13th December - 7pm

Tickets - £5 which is redeemable off the price of a copy of 'A Short Book About Painting' at the event

Venue -66-67 Colebrooke Row, London, N1 8AB

Book here - Cass Art Islington (limited availability)


Andrew Marr in Conversation with Caroline Campbell at The National Gallery

Friday 2nd February 2018, 6.30-7.30pm

Tickets - £16 / £15 conc. / £14 members

Venue - Sainsbury Wing Theatre, National Gallery, London

Book here - The National Gallery






 A Short Book About Painting by Andrew Marr is published on the 2nd November. Pre-order your copy from Amazon, Waterstones or good shops that sell books.