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  • Publisher: Search Press
  • Edition: BC Paperback exposed wiro bound / PET outer cover
  • Publication: 01 October 2020
  • ISBN 13/EAN: 9781782218739
  • Stock: Not Yet Published
  • Size: 216x216 mm
  • Illustrations: 1000
  • Pages: 288
  • RRP: £19.99

Addictive An Artist’s Sketchbook


Adebanji Alade's sketches of city life by Adebanji Alade

Book Description

A fascinating, inspirational and intimate view into a working artist’s life in London. This view of the artist’s sketchbook shows Adebanji’s methods and inspiring results. Accompanied by his notes, observations and advice for developing your own sketching, this book is an inspiring window into the artist's creative process.

ROI Vice President Adebanji Alade regards his sketching as his most important work, and this sketchbook as his peak.

Providing inspiration and reference for the contemporary artist, this book is a fascinating and personal view into an award-winning artist’s working life. This annotated sketchbook shows Adebanji’s methods and inspiring results, and provides a uniquely personal window into the everyday life of the commuters, passers-by and street life of contemporary London.

Table of Contents

Forewords by Peter Brown NEAC and Prof. Ken Howard OBE RA


The sketchbook

About the Author

About Adebanji Alade

Adebanji Alade, otherwise known as The Addictive Sketcher’, features regularly on the BBC's The One Show, and can often be found sketching travellers on the London Underground.

He trained at Yaba College of Technology in Nigeria, later obtaining a diploma in portraiture from Heatherley’s School of Fine Art in Chelsea, where he now teaches. Adebanji is the vice president of the Royal Institute of Oil Painters; a full member of The Guild of Fine Art in Nigeria; and in 2014 was elected to the council of the Chelsea Art Society. He also belongs to Urban Sketchers Worldwide and Plein Air Brotherhood.

His awards include Buxton Spa Sketchbook Award (2014); winner of Pinta Rapido Plein Air Event at Chelsea Town Hall in 2013; winner of Best Painting of a London Scene, Chelsea Art Society in 2010; the Alan Gourley Memorial Award at the Royal Institute of Oil Painters Exhibition 2017, and numerous others.

Adebanji has a strong following in the US as well as the UK. He writes regularly for The Artist magazine and exhibits with the Royal Institute of Oil Painters. He teaches at the Art Academy, London, and also runs workshops and demos for schools, colleges, universities and art societies.

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