Get in touch with your inner artist and nurture your creative mind with this playful and informative handbook.
Start Painting Now is a practical, accessible guide to discovering your creative spirit, giving you brilliant new tools for relaxation and self-care. Instagram's favourite artist Emily Powell and her sister, doctor Sarah Moore, will guide you through the process of learning to ignore your inner critic and unwind from the stresses of daily life through painting.
Whether you're returning to art after a long break or starting as a complete beginner, this book will inspire you to just pick up a brush and see where it takes you. Backed by the latest research on the benefits of art for mental health and wellbeing, Start Painting Now will empower you to put aside the fear of failure, turn off your phone and throw yourself into the joy of creativity.
Complete with inspiring examples from a range of female artists and set alongside examples of Emily and Sarah’s own work, this book will give you all the tools you need to start painting now.
Inspiring and informative. A joy to read! -- Annie McGrath, comedian and host of 'Secret Artists' podcast
A beautiful, joyful book from cover to cover. Start Painting Now is packed full of brilliant and empowering creative advice that will compel you to shout from the rooftops "I AM AN ARTIST." -- Lorna Scobie, creator of the 365 Days of Art series
Emily Powell is known for her colourful, warm paintings that lift the spirits when the world feels grey. -- Harper's Bazaar
Sarah and Emily have created such an accessible, friendly, inspiring, colourful and practical way to get us all painting. They take you through everything you need to know, dispel myths and niggles, encouraging you all the way, whilst highlighting the work of some great female artists, including themselves. It’s a book for everyone, from the complete beginner to the practicing artist. I’ve taken so much from it and know that I’ll be referring back to it time and again. Now I’m off to make my Inspiration Collector! -- Anita Mangan, Graphic Designer and Illustrator of Escape the Rooms and The Chinese Zodiac
About the Author
Emily Powell is a contemporary painter who is passionate about demystifying creativity. Emily has exhibited with the Royal Society of Art, collaborated with MoMA and the British Museum and was part of the 2020 BBC Documentary for the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition Show. She now lectures at the Norwich School of Art, and has sold prints of her work through the likes of John Lewis and Anthropologie.
Sarah Moore is a qualified medical doctor and researcher who studied for her degree at the University of Cambridge. In 2017 she took a year out to complete an art course at her local college, and has since become passionate about the benefits of painting for mental wellbeing.