Artists & Illustrators – May 2023
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Do you want to become a better artist?
There’s plenty of inspiration and advice in the May issue of Artists & Illustrators Magazine. Our contributing artists include this month’s cover star, Canadian landscape artist Brigitte Granton who tells us how outdoor art shows helped propel her career. Lucy Marks shows you how to create a moody landscape piece en pleinair while James Bland shares his guidance on becoming a full-time artist.
Elsewhere in the magazine issue, Annie Morris tells us how she uses various mixed media, comprising oil sticks, highlighters and stitching to create her energetic pieces, with watercolour and pigment as firm favourites. You, too, can experiment with watercolour by following Philip Huckin’s step-by-step guide on creating a beautiful Welsh bay.
With Spring just around the corner, Sky Portrait Artist semi-finalist Fatima Pantoja enthuses with a bright, floral still life in acrylic using various tools from old cards to stencils. Meanwhile, be inspired by oil artist Jessica Brilli, who uses vintage photographs to create her vibrant, cinematic pieces. She talks about her earlier work as a graphic designer and the influence of her childhood on her art.
There’s also an array of exhibitions for you to enjoy in the coming months from The National Gallery’s Inventing Modern Art exploring what laid the foundations for 20th and 21st-century art, to Tate Britain’s showcase on the Rosetti siblings. All of this – and more!
With so many inspiring features on various exciting subjects and mediums, I hope you are encouraged to pick up your brushes and create something inventive.
Niki Browes Editor