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Artists & Illustrators

Artists & Illustrators July 2017

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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In this issue

2 min.
let’s talk about technique

Every artist wants to develop their own style that expresses their creativity and allows them to stand out from the crowd. But it’s often the case this creative freedom is only bought with diligent study of the rules we will later want to break. So, this issue, we’ll be focusing on the technical skills the mastery of which buys painters the liberty to walk their own path. And there’s no better example of this than John Singer Sargent. Famed for his amazing skill in oil painting, the artist was also a wonder with watercolour, creating groundbreaking effects that still dazzle today. He achieved this with an obsessive commitment to exploring and pushing the boundaries of the media he worked in. We’ve taken a peek at the forthcoming Sargent: The Watercolours exhibition…

1 min.
your letters

FAKE OR FORGERY? I’m enjoying the Sky Arts series Fake (issue 377). I imagine the spark was to increase visitor numbers to our galleries. I’ve always thought the best education is to entertain with a mix of innovation and solid grounding. Incidentally, I always had the impression that a forgery was a direct copy of an actual original and a fake was in the style of (but never existed by the famous artist’s hand). Nowadays the two words seem to be interchangeable without any firm distinction. Perhaps you could clarify this issue? Phil Lyons, via email You make a good point, Phil. Technically, the paintings on Fake are forgeries. We imagine Sky Arts overlooked this for the punchier title, but we will try to maintain the distinction in future. TERRIFIC TREES As I am a mostly self-taught…

1 min.
social scene

@AmyleeParis Tips, techniques, ideas, inspiration... I love this recipe!! @AandImagazine @GreatArt_UK Video: How to paint the coast. Ray Balkwill demonstrates his approach to painting using watercolour and pastel. Celia Bennett: Brilliant! Thanks for the video, loved it. What a stunning work. Gay Poteet: Wonderful. Maria Carrick: Great to watch him! Let us know what you think of Artists & Illustrators magazine and share your painting projects with us at the contacts below... @AandImagazine ArtistsAndIllustrators AandImagazine AandImagazine…

2 min.
9 artistic things to do in july

1 NEW LIGHT PRIZE EXHIBITION 2017 Entries for this exhibition – which focuses on artists born, based or who have studied in the North of England – are open until 31 July. As well as prizes including the £10,000 Valeria Sykes Award up for grabs, successful artists will see their art go on show in the north’s most prestigious venues: the Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle, Huddersfield Art Gallery and Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery. And, for the first time, the exhibition will be displayed at Bankside Gallery, London, in June 2018. www.newlight-art.org.uk 2 EXPLORE Isle of Wight Arts Open Studios 2017 Artists and crafts-people across the island open their studios, homes or exhibit at public venues from 14 July to 24 July, giving visitors the chance to meet them, see their work and…

5 min.

LONDON Be Magnificent: Walthamstow School of Art 1957-1967 9 June to 10 September 2017 A display of early work from seminal artists and designers. William Morris Gallery. www.wmgallery.org.uk Sargent: The Watercolours 21 June to 8 October 2017 The first UK show in almost 100 years dedicated exclusively to the famous Anglo-American artist’s watercolours. Dulwich Picture Gallery.www.dulwichpicturegallery.org.uk BP Portrait Award 22 June to 24 September 2017 A highlight of the art calendar, find out who made the grade in the exhibition accompanying this prestigious portrait painting prize. National Portrait Gallery. www.npg.org.uk RA Summer Exhibition 13 June to 20 August 2017 This world-famous annual art show represents the best of what is happening in the art world this year. Royal Academy of Arts. www.royalacademy.org.uk ENGLAND – NORTH Albert Moore: Of Beauty and Aesthetics Until 1 October 2017 More than 20 paintings and watercolours of classical women. York Art…

5 min.
fresh paint

CATHERINE INGLEBY Not many people would suspect the inspiration behind this bold and life-filled leopard was a period of ill health. Yet its contemporary, colourful approach is born out of just that. “After recovering from illness, decided I wanted to move away from traditional paintings to something that conveyed more energy and joy,” says the Berkshire-based artist. “I’m not a gloomy person, but I think there is a strong tendency for artists to lean towards serious or sombre subjects.” So, having come a circuitous route to being an artist – via a degree in classics and philosophy – and finding her subject matter, Catherine worked on developing her own style. And, now, following many failed attempts, she has found one she can confidently call her own. The stalking leopard of Shadow’s Kiss,…