Artists & Illustrators is the UK’s best-selling magazine for artists and art lovers, providing advice and inspiration every month. Published for almost 25 years, each issue of Artists & Illustrators contains a colourful palette of profiles and features, together with valuable practical ideas, expert technical advice and useful product tests. Whether you favour oils or watercolours, portraits or landscapes, abstract art or botanical illustration, Artists & Illustrators brings a refreshing blend of creativity and advice every four weeks throughout the year.
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Exhibitions • THE BEST ART SHOWS TO VISIT FROM AUGUST ONWARDS
WIN! £1,000 worth of art materials • Enter this month’s prize draw and stock up on your favourite art tools courtesy of GAMBLIN
Discover Vermeer and the Dutch Masters
We present… LEA LABOY • An artist who hopes to create her own oil paints with age-old recipes
Tania Rivilis • This artist paints vibrant portraits from her two studios in Germany and Portugal, hoping to capture the aura and true essence of a human soul, finds Ramsha Vistro
HOW I MAKE IT WORK Erin Hanson • This US artist traded her plans of becoming a NASA scientist for open impressionist painting
Rosie Emerson • A multidisciplinary printmaker, working almost exclusively on representing the female form, ROSIE EMERSON’s work is unapologetically feminine. She tells Niki Browes about how her life has been absorbed by art from the start
The British ART Prize 2023 • Artists & Illustrators is thrilled to be back with The British Art Prize 2023 and we’re super excited to have Adobe as this year’s partner. Enter today and you could win some fantastic prizes, have your artwork displayed at a prestigious London gallery and also have your art featured in this magazine
The British Art Prize’s fabulous new sponsor! • We are proud to announce that the new, main sponsor of our annual art competition are digital giants, ADOBE
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Priscilla Coleman • It is beyond a reasonable doubt that the brilliant courtroom drawer, PRISCILLA COLEMAN has one of the most fascinating jobs in the land. Niki Browes talks to her – and is riveted
Masterpieces in the open air • As we’re all looking for ways to cut back on our spending, it’s a welcome relief to know that not all great art is hidden behind hefty ticket prices. Here’s where to find some of the best inexpensive or – even better – free outdoor art in the UK.
Art courses for all! • Whether a beginner, hobbyist or fully-fledged professional, you never stop learning to create – and art courses are a great way to continue your artistic journey and meet like minded people. Here are our favourites
Three is the magic number • ANDREW TALBOT is an award-winning oil artist who started making his own Mahl sticks after those he had been using became too heavy for everyday use. Here’s how he creates his art using his clever invention
All in the focus • Bristol-based figurative/portrait painter FLORENCE LEE shows you how she captured this image in mixed media
Mango season • Oil artist ZAHRAH AZHAR loves exploring the relationship between light and form. Here, she shows you how to create a still life of Pakistani honey mangoes
Painting a legend • Expressive...