Day: May 21, 2022

ROI Winsor & Newton Oil Residency: Vince Hart

Vince Hart won the first Winsor & Newton UK Oil Residency in partnership with Royal Institute of Oil Painters and Cass Art in 2020. Placing heavy emphasis on paint as a substance in his practice, the colour and forms of his work can be seen to denote elements of landscape and atmospheric conditions throughout different times of the day and there is great attention to material within his paintings. 


Working largely in oils, Vince employs many different mediums to achieve desired colours and effects, like showing every brushstroke in detail. To encourage young and emerging artists in oil, residency applications were open to artists that had graduated within the last five years in the UK and the residency itself included sole use of a large studio, materials, and mentoring. Impacted by pandemic lockdowns, but not deterred, Vince spent five weeks exploring his practice last year at

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Wave XR CEO Adam Arrigo: Live Music’s Future Is Hybrid

As the pandemic shut down, cancelled and delayed events people had been looking forward to, Wave co-founder and CEO Adam Arrigo saw an opportunity.


His company was founded in 2016 at a time when brands like Oculus and PlayStation were looking to bring virtual reality into the mainstream. Not knowing how ready people would be, Arrigo and his team were conservative with the company’s money.

“We basically didn’t spend any money because we weren’t sure how quickly people were going to strap these things to their heads… And we were kind of right because VR sort of petered out,” said Arrigo.

Instead, the company worked on something that he characterizes as a “metaphor for a live performance.” Arrigo, a game designer and a musician, realized the music industry needed a tech boost to help keep artists connected with their fans during the pandemic.

Wave provided artists the ability to perform

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An Interview With Oil Painter Michael John Ashcroft

Michael John Ashcroft ROI MAFA (b 1969), grew up in a small village called Croston in the heart of Lancashire.  After leaving school in 1985 he began his career as an engineer, painting and sketching only in his spare time.  In 1998 he had a major operation to remove a brain tumour and decided to paint more seriously.

Fresh from a Northern Boy’s trip to the Lake District, we caught up with local lad Michael. We spoke with him to find out more about his career to date, his working methods and what inspires him.


Michael J Ashcroft - Deansgate Viaduct, Manchester
Michael J Ashcroft – Deansgate Viaduct, Manchester

Tell us about how you started painting.

With an interest in art from an early age I tried many different art techniques. I was fascinated by animation in particular.  I used to watch and draw cartoons and learn how the shapes, shadows and colours would connect to create

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Jeon So Nee, Ki Do Hoon, Kim Woo Seok, And More Talk About The Message Of Their New Drama “Scripting Your Destiny”

On March 22, TVing’s first original drama, “Scripting Your Destiny,” held an online press conference.

“Scripting Your Destiny” is a fantasy romance drama about a god named Shin Ho Yoon (Ki Do Hoon), who writes the fates of humans. In order to create the romance of the century, he secretly gets inspiration from the work of a makjang (extreme) drama screenwriter named Go Che Kyung (Jeon So Nee).

Director Kim Byung Soo said, “I wanted to make a bright and healthy drama in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. This drama has no toxic or evil characters. It’s a fun and refreshing drama that anyone can enjoy watching.”

Kim Eun Sook, a well-known drama screenwriter who has written projects like “Descendants of the Sun,” “Mr. Sunshine,” and “Goblin,” participated in the drama as a creator. Director Kim Byung Soo explained, “The screenwriter

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