There's nothing like talking to an artist in their own space: hearing about their process, the conditions they work in and how they organize their practice.

Over the decades Liquitex has been lucky enough to collaborate with hundreds of artists around the globe - some invite us in for a visit and chat.


Award-winning artist and long term Liquitex user Ian Davenport invited us to his studio to learn more about his unique practice. With a career spanning over 25 years, Ian takes color to new extremes. Always fascinated by the weird and wonderful things his materials can do, Ian's use of paint and color is a way of exploring the world. A nominee for the Turner Prize in 1991, he has exhibited a large-scale piece at the 2017 Venice Biennale of Art and was given a major exhibition at Dallas Contemporary in 2018. Ian works with Liquitex acrylic paints in his London studio to achieve his unique drip and puddle paintings. He put our cadmium-free colors to the test and reported that they more than hold their own, providing the saturation and vibrancy he needs for his work. See more from our visit below.

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