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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Parallel Lives: Eight Women Artists
We present… SANDRA POND • An artist who has always had an obsession with the natural world
Bryan Mark Taylor • This Utah-based, landscape and still life artist’s favourite studio is the great outdoors. Ramsha Vistro finds out more about what inspires him and his art
Richard Blades • Landscape artist Richard Blades tells us about his journey of becoming a professional artist
James Gillick • JAMES GILLICK is a Lincolnshire-based artist whose work is based on the figurative tradition. Niki Browes finds out more about the artist, whose large family is steeped in the arts
Charles Stuart Callis • Landscape artist CHARLES STUART CALLIS’ pieces are based on photographs taken by his grandfather. Bianca Dumas discovers how his work is more gestural than representational
Seeing the light: J.M.W. Turner • J. M. W. TURNER is one of the most famous and acclaimed painters in the land. If you want to dig deeper, visit his now-open home in Twickenham.
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
Van-tastic! • Best-selling artist SARAH GRAHAM shares her battle with bipolar – and how she has started fundraising through art to help other sufferers
The British Art Fair • The British Art Fair is a must-see event for all interested in contemporary art. At the Saatchi Gallery, why don’t you get a ticket today and make a day out of it?
Direct painting • Portrait and figurative painter LUCA INDRACCOLO regularly teaches workshops at the Raw Umber Studios. Here, he shows you how to create an oil piece using the wet-on-wet technique
Brown eyed boy • IGOR LUKOVIC shows you how he drew this adorable Staffordshire terrier in coloured pencil. Read through to see the precise and detailed results
Colour magic • Here are five ways to use the brilliant Derwent Inktense XL Blocks, by JAKE SPICER
Through the grapevine • Still life artist TRACY GOLDFINCH ELSON shows you how to create a balanced composition of fruit
Muse amuse • Wildlife artist PENELOPE KIRK is fascinated with the lives of animals. Here, she shows you how she created this charming painting of a Miniature Schnauzer, Wilma, the subject of her best-selling card on Etsy
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