About APV Films
APV Films are the foremost producers of instructional art films in the UK, with many years experience working on productions for release on DVD, video and broadcast television, films for the Royal Academy of Art and the Arts Council of Great Britain.
Formed by Anthony Parker in 1985, APV Films have specialised in producing instructional art films with some of the most outstanding painters of their generation. Inviting the artists to share their favourite locations, they film the artists painting all over the world, from the Cotswolds to the Australian outback.
Renowned for high quality productions, APV Films work with a small, dedicated and experienced crew. They film in extremes of climate and terrain as well as in the artists' studio to produce a collection of programmes that appeal to all painters, whether amateur or professional.
The films have received strong critical acclaim from both the art press and the general public. Our videos are exclusive and feature instructional painting DVDs / downloads by esteemed artists including Alvaro Castagnet, Joseph Zbukvic, Amanda Hyatt, Ann Blockley and many more...
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Some comments from the press...
...extremely professional and well placed...
...a video I can recommend with confidence... Leisure Painter
...superbly filmed and something to savour... The Artist
...excellent... Daily Telegraph
...a company renowned for their comprehensive list of tapes... Artists & Illustrators
Painting The Light In Oils - Haidee-Jo Summers
My Obsession with Watercolour - Robert Wade
Tonal Watercolours - Amanda Hyatt
Watercolour Plein Air - Andy Evansen
Planning Your Painting - Joseph Zbukvic
My Chinese Vision - Herman Pekel
A Simple Approach In Oils - Roger Dellar
Painting Arles - Peter Brown