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Louis Gibiard aka Vladinsk • This French artist creates intricate drawings from the dining table in his Bordeaux apartment, with the unassuming ballpoint. Ramsha Vistro finds out more
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Kate Corbett-Winder • KATE CORBETT-WINDER’s abstract paintings do not set out to be precise representations but are expressions of the changing rhythm and colour of the landscape, finds Niki Browes
Richard Klekociuk • An Australian coloured pencil artist specialising in landscape, RICHARD KLEKOCIUK works in abstract, semiabstract and realist styles to keep his work fresh. Niki Browes finds out more about his five-decades-long career
The secrets of The Ugly Duchess • Her image has captivated audiences for centuries and now, as An Old Woman, otherwise known as The Ugly Duchess, takes centre stage in a new exhibition, her story is told with the same detail and depth as her portrait, says Martha Alexander
Making a mark • The National Theatre’s very first Artist in Residence talks to Niki Browes about his new exhibition, CURTIS HOLDER: The Makers. Portraits from Backstage, celebrating those behind the red curtain
Vermeer • A rare exhibition featuring 28 of VERMEER’s paintings will go on display at the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, and demand meant an incredible 100,000 tickets were sold before it opened. Rosalind Ormiston looks into the Dutch master’s enduring appeal
Spring has sprung • Floral painter FABIO CEMBRANELLI shows you how he painted one of his favourite blooms, the daffodil, in wet-on-wet watercolour
Living for the city • Uruguay-based artist ALVARO CASTAGNET is one of the world’s best watercolour masters. Here, he shows you how he created a scene from his favourite city
Figure drawing with soft pastels • Artists & Illustrators regular JAKE SPICER shows you how he approached this unusual portrait of his friend Urte sitting with a bowl of noodles
Little nıppers • Mono-screen printing is a great way of loosening up your style and producing a series of quick, spontaneous prints. LARA SCOULLER shows you how she developed this particular...