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Search Press was started in 1970 in the UK, when Charlotte de la Bedoyere published her first book – Basket Weaving – in an attic room in Kensington. She then expanded her publishing into craft and art books introducing a successful series of practical art books – the Leisure Arts series. Her son Martin and daughter-in-law Caroline, run Search Press today and have done since 1997. It is very much a family run company.
Search Press has won the UK Craft & Art Book Publisher of the Year Award for the last 6 years in a row. Search Press is a specialist art & craft publisher and the biggest publisher of practical art books in the UK.
Many of the Search Press books recommend Winsor & Newton paints and other brands that are stocked by art shops in Australia.

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A-Z Of Flower Portraits

Learn how to paint 40 exquisite flower portraits in watercolour following Billy Showell's step-by-step instructions.

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Acrylics For The Absolute Beginner

For those wanting to try acrylics but nervous of starting a new medium, Charles Evan's Acrylics for the Absolute Beginner will be just what’s required. Popular artist and tutor, Charles has an engaging style of painting and writing that makes it all seem so easy.

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Acrylics Unleashed

A complete guide to using acrylic paints creatively, by an exciting and talented new author.

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Anna Masons Watercolour World

Create vibrant, realistic paintings inspired by nature. Learn to paint with Anna Mason, using this inspiring, practical watercolour guide.

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Beginner's Guide To Linocut

10 print projects with top techniques to get you started by Susan Yeates. Learn to create beautiful and practical linocut prints at home with this contemporary guide to a well-loved traditional art form.

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Billy Showells Botanical Painting In Watercolour

In this beautiful book, Billy Showell provides a fascinating and invaluable insight into the materials, methods and techniques she uses to produce stunning botanical paintings in watercolour.

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Brush With Acrylics

With many hot tips and a wealth of practical advice, Terry presents an inspiring sequence of step-by-step demonstrations which aim to build up skills and encourage the artist to create their own original paintings.

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Complete Guide To Acrylics

This comprehensive and accessible reference guide provides an in-depth exploration into the art of painting with acrylics. It has been created as one book that will accompany the reader on the complete journey from beginner to artist.

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Complete Guide To Calligraphy

Everything You Need to Know, with 20 Beautiful Lettering Styles by Vivien Lunniss.

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Complete Guide To Watercolour

This comprehensive guide to all things watercolour is presented in a handy encyclopedia format that makes for quick and easy reference.

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David Bellamys Skies Light And Atmosphere In Watercolour

David Bellamy shows how to paint skies, light and atmosphere and how choices involving these three key elements can affect a painting.

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Drawing & Painting Portraits In Watercolour

Portraiture is one of the most rewarding painting disciplines. In this book, experienced portrait artist David Thomas shows that it need not be intimidating. Learn to use watercolour, pencil and charcoal to produce fresh and approachable portraits invested with life and character.

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