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… • An artist who describes herself as a romantic realist addicted to beauty
Kesja Tabaczuk • This Polish artist paints from a small studio set in an old, converted factory in Oslo, Norway, accompanied by various genres of rock music and a calming view. Ramsha Vistro discovers more
Welcome to THE British Art CLUB FORMERLY KNOWN AS PORTFOLIO • Bid farewell to Portfolio – and a big hello to The British Art Club!
HOW I MAKE IT WORK Sharon Goodenough • Seascape artist Sharon Goodenough tells us how she became a full-time artist, despite careers in various fields
SHARON’S TIPS TO MAKE IT AS A FULL-TIME ARTIST
Joshua Waterhouse • Award-winning artist JOSHUA WATERHOUSE is one of Britain’s most talented and versatile portrait painters. Niki Browes finds out about his artistic journey
Claire McCall • It has been said that you don’t find art, it finds you. For Melbourne-based artist CLAIRE MCCALL, art certainly found her, just a little later than most. Niki Browes goes into detail
Painting and photography through the years • Ostensibly, photography and painting may not seem to possess much common ground but this view may well prove deceptive, as an exciting new exhibition at Tate Modern this summer amply exemplifies.
New realms Yayoi Kusama’s biggest show yet • In a brand-new show comprised of colossal balloons, block colour and her trademark dots, 94-year-old YAYOI KUSAMA creates an audacious world that will dazzle and dominate visitors.
Luminous landscape • GARY SPENCER creates an acrylic technicolour panorama inspired by a view near his home. Here’s how
Petal power • Nothing quite says summer like a sunflower. To celebrate the Royal Horticultural Society Botanical Art and Photography show, SANDRINE MAUGY shows you how she painted one in watercolour
38 shells • Shells are a subject matter FELICITY JOY STARR often returns to. She loves their beauty and unique individual forms. Here, she shows you how she painted a childhood collection in oils
River deep, mountain high • To celebrate her new book, Painting Calm, INGA BUIVIDAVICE exclusively creates a peaceful watercolour mountain and meadow scene for readers of Artists & Illustrators
THE sunlight OF summer • AL GURY shows you how he painted an oil still life window scene for the season in his signature alla prima style
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Picture this • In every issue, we ask an artist to tell us about a piece of work that is important to them. This month, we speak to alla prima...