Join us in celebrating diversity and supporting emerging artists on their journey to greatness.

Discover the future of art with The Michael Harding Future Masters page, showcasing exceptional young talents and artists from underrepresented backgrounds. Explore inspiring stories, innovative works, and vibrant creativity from the next generation of art visionaries.

Vlad Yashin

Vlad Yashin is a Moscow-originating artist known for blending pop culture with realism. His artistic journey began with sketches during his school years, eventually transitioning to oil painting, with his chosen paints being Michael Harding oils. Yashin’s distinctive style features vibrant backgrounds that highlight his main subjects. Now located in Paris, Yashin continues to develop his artistic expression, exploring various themes and mediums to refine his unique voice in the art world.

Makenzy Beard

Makenzy Beard is a 16-year-old artist whose painting journey began during the lockdown with her mother’s old paints. In just two years, she has gained international acclaim, selling her work globally and exhibiting at prestigious venues like the Royal Academy of Arts Summer Show. Makenzy also held a sellout solo exhibition. Her vibrant and expressive oil and acrylic paintings have captivated audiences worldwide, showcasing her unique talent and passion for art.

Iss Mueller

Izabella Mueller is a Polish watercolour artist whose work primarily features delicate and intricate designs. She has a strong passion for creating detailed watercolour illustrations, often inspired by nature and whimsical themes. Over the years, Mueller has honed her skills and developed a unique style that is both vibrant and serene. She now uses Michael Harding watercolours for her artworks, which allows her to achieve rich, luminous colours and intricate details. Mueller continues to captivate audiences with her beautiful and expressive paintings.


We welcome applications from young and emerging artists from all over the world. Our goal is to support and highlight exceptional talent, providing a platform for artistic growth and visibility. We aim to equip artists with materials that enable them to reach their full potential. Below are the guidelines for applying and the criteria for acceptance.

Application Process


  • Applicants should be young or emerging artists.
  • We are currently focusing on Oil Paint and Watercolour Artists.

Submission Requirements:

  • Artist Statement: Provide a brief statement (300-500 words) describing your artistic practice, inspiration, and goals.
  • Biography: A short bio (200-300 words) detailing your background, education, and any relevant experiences. Include your social media platforms showcasing your work.
  • Submission Format: Please submit this content via the contact form found here.

Application Deadlines:

  • Applications are reviewed quarterly. Please allow some time for us to get back to you.

Selection Criteria:

  • Artistic Merit: The quality, originality, and creativity of the work will be the primary criteria.
  • Alignment with Mission: Preference will be given to artists whose work and story align with our mission to uplift young and emerging artists.
  • Potential for Growth: We seek artists who show promise and potential for future development and success in their careers.
  • Diversity and Inclusion: We are committed to fostering a diverse art community and encourage applications from artists of various backgrounds, cultures, and perspectives.

Reasons for Acceptance:

  • Innovative Artworks: Exceptional skill, creativity, and originality in the submitted works.
  • Compelling Narrative: A powerful and inspiring artist statement and biography that reflects passion and dedication.
  • Alignment with Values: Artists who embody the values of diversity, inclusion, and artistic excellence that our programme promotes.
  • Potential Impact: Demonstrated potential to benefit from and contribute to the art community through participation in the programme.

Notification and Next Steps:

  • Accepted artists will be notified via email within 6-8 weeks of the submission.
  • Selected artists will receive guidance and support, including opportunities for exhibitions, features on our website, and potential collaborations.

We look forward to receiving your application and celebrating the incredible talent within our art community. For any questions or further information, please contact us here