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Artists & Illustrators September 2018

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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embrace a no-limits approach to art

If the painters who feature in this issue prove anything, it’s that there’s no right or wrong subject for art – and there’s certainly no limit to the ways that we can make paintings, drawings, prints and everything in between. From dreaming up magical creatures and creating them on copper plate to recording the hustle and bustle of cities en plein air or in the studio, the only restrictions on what and how we create are our imaginations. Even the past is up for grabs. Glenn Brown (page 37) – one of Britain’s most celebrated artists – uses the Old Masters as a basis for his own paintings, creating distorted visions of familiar works in oil paint, with a bit of help from Photoshop and his own quirky worldview. We hope our…

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GLOBETROTTING WITH ACRYLICS Reading Richard Holland’s advice on how to travel light when sketching on location (August, issue 394) has prompted me to tell readers how I travel internationally with my acrylic paints. I fly to Australia most years to spend time with family but can’t bear to be deprived of painting opportunities. To keep things lightweight I employ a used plastic ice-cream box, fill it with small tubes of slow-drying acrylic paint (because of the dry climate), and short-handled brushes and a few pencils. An acrylic paper pad and a sketchbook go in the bottom of my case. When I paint, I use the ice-cream container as my water pot and the lid as a palette. I turn a kitchen chair upside down on my sister’s table and prop the acrylic…

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anna-mazing inspiration to paint

This month, I bought your magazine for the first time. I’ve often flicked through it but was nervous it would be too specialist for me as a beginner. I was wrong. I was inspired by your article about Anna Mason’s beautiful botanical watercolours (Summer, issue 393), particularly by her advice to start painting in your garden. I drew a tulip from my local park and enjoyed it so much I enrolled in my first art class. I took a few days off work and attended a course in botanical illustration led by Nicola Adams at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh and I’m hooked. Thanks so much for inspiring me to overcome my fear of learning something new. I’m enjoying being a beginner painter and I’m going to continue to learn…

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9 artistic things to do in september

1 EXPLORE THREE-COLOUR LINO PRINTING Head to London’s Brutalist bastion of culture, the Barbican, to learn to separate and register multiple layers of colour by hand. Sign up to create your own edition of three-colour lino prints with Jamie Temple on 16 September. 2 ILLUSTRATE Create a Children’s Picture Book Discover tricks of the trade from award-winning illustrator Sarah McIntyre with an online course. Develop ideas, sketches and art into a book for two to six year olds from 17 October to 27 November. 3 PAINT Draw and Paint the Figure Improve your understanding of anatomy and the nude, and boost your use of colour and mark-making as part of Leith School of Art’s 13-week course, starting on 3 September in Edinburgh. 4 VISIT Somerset Open Studios Head to the south west to be inspired by more…

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courtauld impressionists: from manet to cézanne

17 September 2018 to 20 January 2019 London’s Courtauld Gallery closes its doors for refurbishment this autumn, but its fabulous collection of Impressionist works are whizzing their way over to the National Gallery for a collaborative exhibition featuring more than 40 Impressionist and Post-Impressionist masterpieces. Indebted to founder Samuel Courtauld’s own collection, the show traces the development of the movement through works by Cézanne, Toulouse-Lautrec, Renoir, Pissarro and Seurat. The National Gallery, London.…

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september’s best art shows

LONDON Ribera: Art of Violence 26 September 2018 to 27 January 2019 The first UK show of work by the Spanish Baroque artist. Dulwich Picture Gallery. Society of Women Artists 157th Exhibition 27 to 30 September Showcasing international works alongside open submissions. Mall Galleries. The Florilegium: Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney Until 16 September Discover Australian flora through 89 illustrations. Kew Gardens. LAST CHANCE The EY Exhibition: Picasso 1932 – Love, Fame, Tragedy Until 9 September Explore more than 100 paintings, drawings and sculptures from the master. Tate Modern. Turner Prize 2018 26 September 2018 to 6 January 2019 Shortlisted artists go on show. Tate Britain. ENGLAND – NORTH Birds, Blooms and Butterflies: Elizabeth Lambert’s Art 15 September to 3 November Botanical and natural history drawings from this 19th-century artist. Treasure House, Beverley. Carel Weight RA: Artist, Advisor, Collector and…