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… • JOHN COONEY An Irish artist who paints people in their real environments, doing everyday things
Victoria Obolensky • This artist paints seascapes inspired by her childhood in Malta and from an array of photographs taken during various trips to the British coastline.
Welcome to THE British Art CLUB
Laura Nitsche • Austrian artist Laura Nitsche shares how her determination led to a successful art career
LAURA’S TIPS ON BECOMING A FULL-TIME ARTIST
Brooks Kim • A digital artist with a background in animation, BROOKS KIM also likes to draw portraits with pen. It’s a style that has attracted a substantial following, finds Niki Browes
The British ART Prize 2023 • Artists & Illustrators is delighted to be back with The British Art Prize 2023 and we’re super excited to have Adobe as this year’s partner. Enter now and you could win some fantastic prizes, have your artwork displayed at a prestigious London gallery and also have your art featured in this magazine
Carrie Megan • After many years working exclusively as a botanical artist, capturing the minute details and ephemeral beauty of plant life in growth and decay, CARRIE MEGAN expanded her focus to take in the broad vistas of nature. It’s a process she’s still learning, she tells Niki Browes
The Royal Academy’s Summer Exhibition • This renowned annual exhibition is the largest democratic art competition in the world. Anyone can enter – and they do.
Street life • Head down to Suffolk this summer to enjoy a world-first opportunity to see a unique collection of BANKSY artworks, says Angela Youngman, some of which no longer exist in reality due to the war in Ukraine
Geisha girl • MATTHEW HAYDN JEANES shows you how he painted one of his mother’s cherished ornaments, which now has pride of place in his own home
Sports day • Raised in Mississippi and educated at Scotland’s Glasgow School of Art, NOAH SATERSTROM’s interests lie in memory, oil and the canvas. Here, he recreates a snapshot of his sister and her friends in the eighties
Salty seaside lobster • It was only by observing a fellow artist using a knife with acrylics to create wonderful textures that TIM FISHER was inspired to try the same. Here, he goes one step further and incorporates collage collected from his holidays
Study sheets • One of the best approaches to improving observational abilities and hand-eye coordination is to make study sheets. In this extract from his book, Drawing the Natural World, TIM POND shows you how
Colobus Monkeys • In...