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Understanding NFTs • A Gallery’s Fraser Scott speaks to Ramsha Vistro who digs deeper into the world of digital art and raising funds for Ukraine
Exhibitions • THE BEST ART SHOWS TO VISIT FROM FEBRUARY ONWARDS
WIN! £1,000 TO SPEND AT AN ART RETREAT • Paint serene landscapes at an English nature haven, courtesy of THE BLACKDOWNS ARTIST RETREAT
We present… • SUE GARDNER This month’s cover artist who recreates the magical connection between art and animals
Nick Alm • This Stockholm-based artist is intrigued by the human form which he paints from his sun-drenched studio in the city. Ramsha Vistro finds out more
Anuja Aggarwal • Indian artist Anuja Aggarwal on finding fulfilment with art and letting alcohol inks guide her
ANUJA’S TIPS ON HOW TO MAKE IT AS A FULL-TIME ARTIST
Sam Mars hall • As well as teaching at the Royal Drawing School, SAM MARSHALL runs printmaking workshops, creates prints and has now written a book, Linocut: A Creative Guide to Making Beautiful Prints
Sophie Green • When she was younger, SOPHIE GREEN was the child who would make a beeline for any animal she saw, in the hope of befriending it. Today, she dedicates her time and artistic work to raising awareness for issues surrounding animal welfare and the environment. Niki Browes finds out more
Collector of souls • Painter ALICE NEEL was most famous for capturing the diversity of the people of New York, in portraits that are expressive, intense – and political. Martha Alexander finds out more about an artist who once said, “People come first”
Donatello Sculpting the Renaissance • Adrian Mourby takes a walk around the V&A’s remarkable new DONATELLO exhibition in the company of the curator
Inducing abstraction • Landscape painter and author MITCHELL ALBALA explores one of the most intriguing aspects of landscape painting: abstraction. In what specific ways can we generate an abstract aesthetic in our own work?
Pierce Braysher • Pierce Braysher is a freelance illustrator, printmaker and E-Commerce Administrator at Cass Art. We caught up with him to find out about his practice and get his top tips for illustrators
PIERCE’S TOP TIPS
What's the story? • Art and literature have long been significant influences on one another. Here, Martha Alexander explores the best novels about art in fiction
Take two • AINE DIVINE shows you how she took an old painting she was never sure was complete and reworked it into something she was finally happy with
Specs appeal • JANE FRENCH is an accomplished figurative artist and portrait painter. Here she shows you how she painted her friend, paying particular attention to her eyes and glasses
Revisiting Monforte • MATTHEW JEANES was tasked with repainting a scene painted by a friend’s relative over a 100 years ago. He...