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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We present… • DAVID SHIERS A landscape artist who paints what surrounds him
Maggie Siner • This American oil artist works from various studios comprising neutral walls and tall ceilings, illuminated by light pouring through north-facing windows. Ramsha Vistro finds out more
Vera Kober • Expressive floral artist Vera Kober tells us how her dynamic brushstrokes led to her full-time art career
VERA’S TIPS ON HOW TO MAKE IT AS A FULL-TIME ARTIST
Yelena Lamm • In her lively and engaging portraits of pets and farm animals, YELENA LAMM successfully captures their character and personality. Niki Browes discovers how
Will Rochfort • WILL ROCHFORT’s cinematic paintings hark back to the days of the Hollywood Golden Age. Niki Browes finds out all about his process
Visual culture • Rule-breaking and revisiting local tradition were central to THE CASABLANCA ART SCHOOL’s revolutionary way of making art after Morocco gained independence from France in 1956 – with extraordinary results.
Picasso HIS LEGACY 50 YEARS ON • It is 50 years since the Spanish artist PABLO PICASSO died on the morning of 8 April 1973 at Notre-Dame-de-Vie, his farmhouse home in Mougins, France. A new show, curated by Sir Paul Smith, playfully examines his legacy.
Layered glazing • AL GURY shows you how he painted a portrait in oil; starting with a preparatory drawing, a grisaille underpainting and finishing with classic glazing layers
Setting sun • ELAINE LISLE is a professional art tutor for the Hotel Leone and Retreat Centre in Italy. Here, she shows you how she painted a striking sunset scene over a Maryland harbour
Kitchen confidential • FELICITY HOUSE shows you how she painted her windowsill – as seen from the next room in the house – in pastel and watercolour
Beach life • TERENCE CLARKE paints an inviting holiday scene in oil and acrylic back at his studio from sketches he took whilst on location
Feeling fruity • LYDIA CECIL teaches regular workshops and online sessions for Raw Umber Studios. Here, she shows you how she painted an Alla Prima still life in oil
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Magnificent Morocco • Six day painting course at the Ezzahra Estate in the Palmeraie of Marrakech WWW.EZZAHRA-MOROCCO.com
Picture this • In every issue, we ask an artist to tell us about a piece of work that holds significance to them....