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 • MAY’S BEST ART SHOWS
The working artist • In her final column for Artists & Illustrators, LAURA BOSWELL looks back on her highlights whilst writing for the title
WIN £1,000 OF BOTANICAL ART TUITION • Finesse your florals and perfect your plant paintings by winning a trio of online art courses from the ROYAL BOTANIC GARDENS, KEW
Max Denison-Pender • Before jetting off on his next adventure, the 23-year-old oil painter invites REBECCA BRADBURY into his London studio to talk about painting erupting volcanoes, sparring with Anthony Joshua and following a five-year plan
Tracy Goldfinch Elson • The artist and art photographer is fascinated by the light and shadow as captured in the paintings of the old masters. Here she tells NIKI BROWES how she gets it done
FACE TIME • The Contemporary British Portrait Painters are holding a major group exhibition in London in June. We put the spotlight on six talented exhibiting members
Nicola McBride • Since her childhood visiting the supermarket with her family, the Scottish artist has always been interested by labels and graphics. Today, she painstakingly recreates brands using BIC biro pens, an unf orgiving medium that allows for zero mistakes, finds NIKI BROWES
Yorkshire An Art Lover's Paradise • God’s own country is fast becoming a go-to art hub, showcasing work by world-renowned artists whilst also offering learning spaces for artists of all abilities, says Martha Alexander
Two masters, one love • A recent book explores Vincent Van Gough and David Hockney’s love of nature and Van Gogh’s unmistakable impact on Hockney.
LIFE DRAWING IN SOFT PASTEL • In the sec ond instalment of his series on life drawing in pastel, JAKE SPICER shares his top tips for using the most common pastel medium: soft pastel
Part 4: Animals • In the final instalment of her four-part series, LAURA SMITH approaches a subject that has been popular in artw ork ever since it was first recorded: animals
OL' MAN River • CHRIS ROBINSON RIBA lik es the unpredictability of the weather, light and atmosphere. Here, he paints Oliv er’s Island at Strand on the Green near his home in London
Wet, wet, wet • The goal of this alla prima interior is to capture the qualities of composition, depth, colour and creative adjustments that will enhance the outcome of the image.
colour POP • TERENCE CLARKE adopts a free and open proc ess as he paints this liv ely picture of a jug and flowers in acrylic
TICK TOCK Boom! • With a TikTok following of over 430 thousand, 27-year-old artist GABRIELLA ANOUK has found a whole new audience to engage with. Here are her tips for making an impact
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Peter KUHFELD • The acclaimed artist on painting for the royal family, copying Rembrandt and why he loves Italy.