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We present… CHRISTOPHER JAMES • An artist who describes himself as a serious painter
Luca Indraccolo • LUCA INDRACCOLO is a leading painter of the human form and regularly teaches workshops at the Raw Umber Studios in Stroud. He tells Katie Jarvis about his journey into art
Will Elliston • Multiple award-winning watercolour artist Will Elliston shares his journey to becoming a full-time artist in Barcelona
James Hague • Portrait and figurative artist JAMES HAGUE has won numerous awards, including the esteemed BP Portrait Award when he was just 25. He tells Niki Browes why he always comes back to painting
Kate Segal • This contemporary abstract artist integrates her creativity into her career as a clinical psychologist to help people explore themselves, finds Ramsha Vistro.
Lucy McKie • A member of the Royal Institute of Oil Painters, LUCY MCKIE chose not to follow the route of a formal art school education, instead preferring simply to paint and learn from close observation. But whilst her work might be neat, she happily admits she isn’t, finds Niki Browes
VOTE FOR THE PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD • Judging for The British Art Prize has now closed, and we have our final 50 winners. The top three 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
Cezanne modern man • Rule-breakers are hardly rare beasts in art history’s vaults, but by anyone’s standards PAUL CEZANNE was an outstanding rebel, says Martha Alexander
Becoming Freud • Bringing to light new perspectives on a lifetime’s work, a new exhibition at the National Gallery looks beyond LUCIAN FREUD’s fame and infamy to focus on the artist’s uncompromising commitment to painting, says Adrian Mourby
Mikalojus Konstantinas Čiurlionis Short life, huge legacy • Painter and composer MIKALOJUS KONSTANTINAS ČIURLIONIS left a profound imprint on Lithuanian culture and is among the country’s most loved and famous historical figures. But the rest of the world knew little about him, until recently. Niki Browes finds out more
Coloured pencil portraits Warm and cool palette • In this month’s instalment of his series exploring colour pencil portraits, we’ll be looking at JAKE SPICER’S two-colour warm and cool palette
Face value • LUCY STOPFORD is a British artist whose portraits are conveyed through the delicate balance between realism and abstraction. Here she shows you how she created two in just an hour and a half each
Learning from Rembrandt • BRIGID MARLIN shows you how she captured this portrait of her friend Nicole, borrowing from the techniques developed by Rembrandt
Laura Slinn • Laura Slinn is an Illustrator and the Visual Merchandising Manager at...