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 THIS JULY
Love from Lexi • The pandemic pushed this illustrator to realise her dreams. Here’s how she went from comfort drawing to drawing commissions
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Zoey Frank • Challenging conventional methods while seeking inspiration from Caravaggio, the Colorado-based oil painter has established a style like no other, as Rebecca Bradbury discovers
Christabel Blackburn • With a fascination for fellow human beings and a natural disposition to observe, CHRISTABEL BLACKBURN’S atmospheric scenes focus in on the interplay between people and spaces, finds Niki Browes
The Brıtısh ART Prize 2022 • Artists & Illustrators is pleased to be back with The British Art Prize 2022. Enter today for the chance to win some great prizes, have your work exhibited at a major London gallery and feature in this magazine
Making a mark • We’ve teamed up with EDDING for this year’s British Art Prize. To celebrate, enter your acrylic paintings into this year’s one-off category
We present… • A pencil artist whose work went viral
‘Drawings are gentler than photos’ • GEORGE BUTLER has been illustrating what happens in war zones, refugee camps and conflict situations since he embedded with the British army in Afghanistan after leaving university. Niki Browes caught up with him on his return from Ukraine
More than The Scream: beyond Munch’s most iconic painting • To fixate on EDVARD MUNCH’S iconic The Scream is to do a disservice to his huge body of work, says Martha Alexander
Band OF Brothers • Oxford’s Ashmolean Museum has had a long connection with the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood. It’s well worth a visit, says Adrian Mourby
Life drawing IN CONTÉ CRAYON • In his fourth instalment on life drawing, JAKE SPICER focuses in on the firm, square-profiled sticks that are Conté Crayons
Advice for working in soft pastel
Coming up roses • Inspired by seeing a still life by Manet many moons ago, MADELINE MORROW shows you how she painted these pale roses in oils
Big river ru nning • fast-moving In an edited extract from her book, Painting the Mountain Landscape, EILEEN CLARKE shows you how to paint water in oil or acrylic\
The healing power of art and nature • Artist ANNA MASON explains how connecting with nature through art has been a lifesaver for her, and gives you tips on how to make it a regular practice for yourself
Colour harmony • In this second article, ANN WITHERIDGE shows you how to move into colour with oil paints, limiting the variety of colour to use in each landscape sketch
Reflections • In her first book, Landscape in Ink and Coloured Pencil, professional artist and printmaker HELEN HANSON likes to paint the natural world near to where she...