Shopping Cart -

Your cart is currently empty.
Upgrade to today
for only an extra Cxx.xx

You get:

plus This issue of xxxxxxxxxxx.
plus Instant access to the latest issue of 460+ of our top selling titles.
plus Unlimited access to 38000+ back issues
plus No contract or commitment. If you decide that PocketmagsPlus is not for you, you can cancel your monthly subscription online at any time. Auto-renews at $16.99 per month, unless cancelled.
Upgrade for $1.39
Then just $16.99 / month. Cancel anytime.
Learn more
Pocketmags Digital Magazines
Pocketmags Digital Magazines
   You are currently viewing the Canada version of the site.
Would you like to switch to your local site?
Read anywhere Read anywhere
Ways to pay Pocketmags Payment Types
Trusted site
At Pocketmags you get
Secure Billing
Great Offers
Web & App Reader
Gifting Options
Loyalty Points

Instant Access when you subscribe
Enjoy on your mobile, tablet or computer
Digital subscriptions include the latest issue and all regular issues released during your subscription. Your chosen term will automatically renew unless auto-renew is cancelled in your subscription area 24 hours before the end of the current subscription.

Leisure Painter Magazine FREE Sample Issue Special Issue

View Reviews   |   Write Review Only $0

Leisure Painter magazine is the UK’s number 1 painting magazine, where you can find all the latest tips and expert advice on how to create amazing drawings and paintings you can be proud of. Leisure Painter magazine is the ideal source for inspiration, offering dozens of learn-to-paint projects, demonstrations and real-life art advice.

Every issue is packed full of tutorials and techniques to improve your illustrations and paintings. This magazine offers just the right amount of inspiration you need to draw and paint successfully.

Leisure Painter magazine offers something for everyone at all levels to help improve their work - Don’t miss out!

WAYS TO READ Leisure Painter Magazine

Digital Special Issue FREE Sample Issue
Read Now
Getting free sample issues is easy, but we need to add it to an account to read, so please follow the instructions to read your free issue today.


This special issue is not included in a Leisure Painter subscription. Subscriptions include the latest regular issue and new issues released during your subscription and start from as little as $4.00 per issue
Please note that the calculations are for illustration purposes only. Savings are calculated on the comparable purchase of single issues over an annualised subscription period and can vary from advertised amounts. Complete your collection savings are based on the RRP of the latest issue.

Looking for Leisure Painter in print?

Unfortunately does not sell print copies of Leisure Painter, but all is not lost. Our partner at sells print magazine subscriptions at the best prices online.

See all offers

magazine subscriptions
Issue Cover

Leisure Painter  |  FREE Sample Issue  

Welcome to your free sample of Leisure Painter, aimed at teaching, inspiring and encouraging beginners and amateur artists to draw and paint successfully for over 50 years. Within these pages you will find practical advice, step-by-step demonstrations and illustrated techniques to help you become a confident and creative painter.

Leisure Painter magazine was founded in 1967 and is the UK's most popular art and painting magazine that is published 12 times a year. The award-winning company was created to assist amateur artists of all levels and cover all aspects of painting and drawing including pencils, acrylics, charcoals, oil paints, pastels and watercolours. Not only does Leisure Painter cover a range of materials, but also a huge variety of topics are covered too, including flowers, landscapes, buildings, animals, boats and portraits.

With Leisure Painter magazine, you can gain access to an online community of like-minded artists who share their top tips and advice on how to develop your skills, as well as enter regular competitions including David Bellamy's sketchbook challenge. Plus, you can pour over the exhibition and art events pages to find opportunities to dive further into your hobby with other enthusiasts.

Try your hand at one of the Leisure Painter’s painting projects - for example, “how to capture the character of an old building using watercolours” or “step-by-step guides on how to complete your drawing of distant mountains with charcoal”. Regular projects from our regular contributors are a great way to expand your artistic skill set.

Subscribe today to Leisure Painter Magazine UK and access these regular benefits:

  • The latest art exhibitions
  • Tip shares
  • Suggestions and ideas from readers
  • Art bookstore
  • ‘Holiday of The Month’ for artists
  • Art clubs
  • Art club gallery
  • Online gallery
  • Art offers
  • Art Competitions
  • The sketchbook challenge
  • Master wet-into-wet watercolour tips
  • Seasonal features
  • Painting projects

You'll receive 12 issues during a 1 year Leisure Painter magazine subscription.

Note: Digital editions do not include the covermount items or supplements you would find with printed copies.

Excellent read

Trade for all those amateur painters Reviewed April 25, 2022

Excellent quality

Great articles for those that like to paint at home Reviewed April 19, 2022

Leisure Painter

Very helpful.
Reviewed February 20, 2021

Leisure Painter

I love your magazine! It really helps people learn how to paint. Reviewed January 22, 2021

Leisure Painter

Beats the US in magazines.
Reviewed December 23, 2020

Articles in this issue

Below is a selection of articles in Leisure Painter FREE Sample Issue.

Welcome from the editor As someone who particularly loves the spring, I have had great delight in putting this issue together. It reminds me that there are longer and sunnier days ahead, and plenty of fresh subject m...
Diary Secret postcard RWA’s Secret Auction The Royal West of England Academy’s eagerly anticipated Secret Postcard Auction takes place on 30 April, when unique works of art by leading figures...
Exhibitions JANE STROUD RECOMMENDS Artemisia Artemisia Gentileschi Self-Portrait as the Allegory of Painting (La Pittura), c. 1638-9, oil on canvas, 38¾x29½in. (98.6x75.2cm) Artemisia a...
Letters Brian Smith’s colour diagram. Brian says: Remember it’s the comparison between the pairs of asterisked colours on the far left and right that define the temperature of the colour under consid...
Books Visit and click on the link to books to buy the latest practical art books available from LP’s online bookshop Mixed media Professional artist, Chris Fors...
Art clubs Highlights Bathampton Art Group Jane Riley Bath Abbey After Rain, oil, 14x18in. (35.5x45.7cm) at Bathampton Art Group’s one-day exhibition on Saturday 25 April The Bat...

Exclusive Bundle Offers
Joint Leisure Painter and The Artist offer Enjoy a joint subscription to Leisure Painter and The Artist! Great value for just £14.99 every 3 months, saving £4.99 on RRP. Regular price: $33.98 Bundle price: $23.99 SAVE 29%
British Railway Modelling (BRM)
Annual Digital Subscription for $84.99
$129.87 Save 35%
Family Tree
Annual Digital Subscription for $62.99
$119.88 Save 47%
Your Dog
Annual Digital Subscription for $62.99
$101.88 Save 38%
History Scotland
Annual Digital Subscription for $39.99
$50.94 Save 21%
Il Giornale Dell’Arte
12 Months for $104.99
$109.89 Save 4%
Art Market Magazine
12 Months for $39.99
$101.88 Save 61%
BALLET2000 English Edition
12 Months for $23.99
$31.92 Save 25%
12 Months for $24.99
$32.94 Save 24%
DANZA&DANZA International
12 Months for $24.99