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Bankside Gallery

48 Hopton Street SE1.

020 7928 7521

RE Original Prints 2017; May 4 to June 3.

British Museum

Great Russell Street WC1. 020 7930 027

The American Dream: Pop to the Present; charts modern and contemporary American printmaking, until June 18.

Places of the Mind: British Watercolour Landscapes 1850–1950; until August 27.

Dulwich Picture Gallery College Road SE21. 020 8693 5254

Vanessa Bell; until June 4.

Estorick Collection of Modern Italian Art

39a Canonbury Square N1. 020 7704 9522

Giacomo Balla: Designing the Future; over 200 works by one of the undisputed masters of modern Italian art, April 5 to June 25.


82 Kingsland Road E2 020 7439 7766

David Hepher: Grain of Concrete; oils, until May 13.


21 Cork Street W1. 020 7920 7777

Carol Robertson: Pointstar; May 3 to June 3. Foundry Gallery 39 Old Church Street SW3. 020 7351 5456

Lucy Bainbridge: Fermata; new prints inspired by London’s changing skyline, April 21 to June 2. La Galleria Pall Mall 30 Royal Opera Arcade SW1. 0207 930 8069

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About The Artist

Follow cover artist Henrietta Graham's example and set yourself a challenging project to create a series of paintings on a particular subject matter, or why not try something different from your usual practice to keep your creativity flowing? Our professional artist/tutors offer plenty of ideas this month, from how to paint loose watercolour landscapes by Lea Nixon, unusual compositions from a high viewpoint by Jo Quigley, and how to use pattern to dramatic effect in your still lifes by Penny German. Hazel Soan demonstrates how to paint a lively self-portrait in watercolour, Glyn Macey shows what you can discover by studying Rauschenberg's work and techniques plus we include articles on understanding the structure of the head and how to measure and see more objectively to help improve your figure work. Oil painters will love Martin Kinnear's new series on oil techniques, starting with the importance of value and chiaroscuro, while Charles Williams takes a thought-provoking look at the age-old issue of 'when is a painting finished?' With more besides, you won't be short of inspiration and helpful advice in this month's issue!