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We present… • MARTI HALL An abstract artist who found her way through botanical art
Brigitte Granton • This month’s cover artist hopes to evoke a sense of peace and joy through her landscapes, discovers Ramsha Vistro
James Bland • Contemporary British artist James Bland tells us what draws him to figurative art
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Annie Morris • After 16 years as a couple, Idris Khan and Annie Morris are sharing a carefully curated exhibition together for the first time in the UK. ANNIE MORRIS tells Niki Browes about it, as well as how her life experiences directly influence her work
Jessica Brilli • Boston-based oil painter JESSICA BRILLI takes inspiration from old photographs, whilst her style is influenced by her childhood and earlier work as a graphic designer. Niki Browes finds out more
Unsung heroine: the interior world of Berthe Morisot • She was a founding member of the Impressionists, but writers of the 20th century tended to focus on BERTHE MORISOT’s male colleagues. Now, a new exhibition showcasing her work puts her back on centre stage, says Martha Alexander
After Impressionism Inventing modern art • A new exhibition at the National Gallery explores a period of great upheaval when artists broke with established tradition and laid the foundations for art of the 20th and 21st centuries.
Truth to nature The revolutionary Rossettis • The works of the precocious ROSSETTI siblings – Maria, Dante Gabriel, William Michael and Christina – are the subject of a beautiful, must-see new exhibition at Tate Britain.
The mystical worlds of Hilma af Klint & Piet Mondrian • A new exhibition at the Tate Modern links visionary artists HILMA AF KLINT and PIET MONDRIAN through their deep interest in ecological and spiritual forms of life.
Moody blues • Landscape painter LUCY MARKS shows you how you can paint a scene en plein air and then recreate it back in your studio with just the painting and your notes to guide you
Pebble beach • PHILIP HUCKIN is a landscape artist living in Wales, whose valleys, hills and villages he loves to paint. Here, he shows you how he tackled painting an estuary in one of the most beautiful bays in the country
Bloomin’ marvellous • Multidisciplinary artist FATIMA PANTOJA paints a vase of her favourite flowers in acrylic. Here’s...