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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THE DIARY • Open calls, prizes and artist opportunities
Exhibitions • THE BEST ART SHOWS TO VISIT FROM NOVEMBER ONWARDS
Exhibitions to look forward to in 2024
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We present… • An artist who continuously pushes the boundaries of figurative art
Marcelo Rocha • This pet portrait painter gave up his career in IT to pursue his artistic dreams, finds Sara Mumtaz
HOW I MAKE IT WORK Brian Blood • American landscape artist Brian Blood shares the importance of seizing opportunities
Natalia Bagniewska • London-based illustrator and designer NATALIA BAGNIEWSKA used to work in the magazine world before jumping ship to become a freelance creative. Niki Browes finds out how she got there
Lana Privitera • Entirely self-taught, LANA PRIVITERA’S work is exquisitely detailed. The watercolour artist tells Niki Browes about her art and teaching
VOTE FOR THE PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD • Judging for The British Art Prize has now closed, and we have our final 50 shortlists. The winners will be revealed in the next issue of Artists & Illustrators but, for now, we’d like to get you voting for The People’s Choice Award!
Gary Armer • Unveiling the extraordinary in the ordinary with The British Art Prize 2022 winner.
Warrior women • A new show at Tate Britain revisits feminist protest art from the 1970s and ‘80s, including paintings and prints by women whose work, efforts and skills went unsung but will doubtless prove to be deeply relevant to today’s audiences.
Drawing in 18th century Venice • Venice has always been a city that richly inspires the artistic imagination. Amanda Hodges looks at a new exhibition celebrating 20 important drawings from the era
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Purr-fect • ROSANNA GADDONI is an award-winning Italian artist whose work has been exhibited worldwide. For Artists & Illustrators, she creates a portrait of one of her much-loved cats in graphite pencil and charcoal
Painting beyond the edge • Discover the creative possibilities of round canvas pads. You wont regret it!
Violet skies • Contemporary artist RICHARD BLADES show you how he creates a captivating skyscape in gouache
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Creep • Ever since school, Spanish-born PACO MARTIN has been passionate about coloured pencils. Here, he shows you how he created creeping ivy using the medium, whilst a section of [the painting] has now become a popular online workshop
Stay composed • Artist GAVIN MUNDY explains how to create an artwork for best effect
You tell us
Picture this • In every issue, we ask an artist to tell us about a piece of work that holds significance. This month, we speak to figurative artist ALLAN WILKIE