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Artists of the Year is back! On your marks, get set... Paint!

Artists of the Year is SAA's most well-loved and prestigious competition - and the most accessible challenge of its kind and we're thrilled to announce that Artists of the Year 2024 is open for entries!
Closing date is Friday 10th May so don't miss out! - we can't wait to see what you've been up to with your creativity.
Celebrating its remarkable 30th-year milestone, the SAA Artists of the Year competition has been a beacon for creativity, drawing in a staggering 25,000 entries over the past six years alone. From novices taking their first brushstrokes to seasoned professionals, the competition embraces all levels of artistic ability and is free for SAA members.
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Spring savings Up to 45% off RRP

This Spring, why not enjoy great savings across a range of our members’ favourites? With up to 45% off Winsor & Newton, Derwent and Schmincke along with great savings on Caran d'ache and studio essentials. From pads and canvases to paint, pastels and pencils, and artists' accessories, now’s the time to stock up on your favourite brands and artists' materials.

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Paint & Create

BIGGER and better than ever, the exclusive member-only magazine for SAA members, paint & create is packed full of all the latest news, inspirational articles, features, galleries, competitions and step-by-step guides from all your favourite artists and more.

Paint & Create includes lots of exciting new segments such as Your Studio, where artists give us a tour of their art spaces; Art Club Spotlight, where we shine a light on some of the amazing art clubs around the country, and our Levelling Up Tutorials, featuring additional wonderful tutorials from talented artists.

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Up to 50% off Seach Press Art Books.

Whether you're a professional artist or just starting your creative journey, there's something special about losing yourself in the pages of an art book. Discover new mediums or challenge yourself to experiment with techniques - inspiration is at every turn of the page.


With titles from artists such as Jo Allsopp, Lisa Ann Watkins, Matthew Palmer and more. Draw, paint, practice, improve!

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Whether you want to learn to paint or stock up on art supplies - the SAA has something online for everyone. With exclusive offers for SAA members including up to 50% off, you'll find an extensive art materials at fantastic prices online.

We’ve got all the top popular brands including Winsor & Newton, Derwent and Daler-Rowney as well as our bestselling SAA ranges, and our price match promise, there’s no place better for all your creative needs!

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Over 30 years of inspiration

Founded in 1992, our mission has always been to inform, encourage and inspire all artists from all over the world. With our proven expertise, knowledge and dedication, we are confident that we can provide you as a member with everything you need to paint.

It is not just us saying that; feedback from our recent Membership Survey says we are helpful, friendly, inclusive, approachable, great value, educational and inspiring! With over 30,000 members, the SAA is the perfect place to meet like-minded artists, make new friends and support each other to “Create because we can.”

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The SAA are here to fill your days with inspiration, this is the place to take your artwork to the next level!

  • Connect with fellow artists and local art clubs
  • Browse our video demonstrations and art tutorials
  • Enter our latest art challenge
  • Find out more about our latest workshops
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Featured Artist Spotlight Alison C. Board

Alison C. Board has long been a popular partner and artist with the SAA, regularly featuring in Paint & Create, on our Video on Demand service and within our blog
Alison is well known for her accessible and easy-to-follow style of teaching. Often taking learners through her entire thought process and encouraging them to: make their own creative decisions, take inspiration from her techniques and ultimately complete an artwork of their very own.

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Featured Blog Spotlight How to Photograph Your Artwork

It’s a scene many of us know too well.  You’ve spent hours working on your latest drawing and it’s finally finished!  The colours are bright and vivid, the drawing is crisp and detailed, and you’re excited to share your work online...But then it all goes horribly wrong! Your photos make your artwork look dull, the colours are muddy, and all the details have gone!  In Becky Gouverneur’s blog tutorial, learn how to capture the true beauty of your artwork in every photo. 

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