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Adebanji Alade introduces Addictive: An Artist's Sketchbook

With the arrival of Adebanji Alade's latest book, Addictive: An Artist's Sketchbook, just around the corner, now is the perfect time to pre-order your copy! Available from Search Press from 13th October, Addictive showcases one of Adebanji’s inspirational sketchbooks in its entirety, and with a fascinating introduction to the way he works, this unique visual record of everyday city life also offers a compelling insight into the creative process of a modern urban sketcher. 

Discover more about the book from the man himself in this inspiring video!

Adebanji Alade is one of the UK’s most renowned artists and he’s addicted to sketching! 

Inspired by the sights and sounds of London, he travels around the city filling his sketchbooks with drawings of people, places and scenes of contemporary urban life. He started sketching at the age of six and has never stopped. He is an avid painter in all media, but mainly works in oil for his studio and plein air paintings. He believes in capturing the energy and bringing out the life in everything he sketches or paints.

Adebanji is the Vice President of The Royal Institute of Oil Painters (ROI); 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 and presents art documentaries on BBC One's The One Show.

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Can't wait until the 13th? Catch the launch of Adebanji's brand new book on the Hochanda TV channel (Sky 673, Freesat 817 and Freeview 85) on Tuesday 6th October at 5pm!

Addictive: An Artist's Sketchbook, will be available from Search Press from 13th October, RRP £19.99.


Also from Adebanji Alade The Addictive Sketcher, RRP £14.99.

The Addictive Sketcher

Praise for The Addictive Sketcher:

"It's impossible not to be carried along by his enthusiasm and the sheer dynamism of his work. Although this is carried out for the most part in the field, it's remarkably polished and a lot more than just quick notes. There's an element of improvisation - a jazz-like tone - and Adebanji certainly has a natural ability. If you share his love of drawing, this is a book to embrace as well as learn from." - The Artist magazine


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