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Bankside Gallery

48 Hopton Street SE1. 020 7928 7521 National Original Print Exhibition; the best of contemporary printmaking, September 20 to October 1.

Browse & Darby

19 Cork Street W1. 020 7734 7984 Craigie Aitchison; paintings and prints, October 6 to November 3.

Dulwich Picture Gallery

College Road SE21. 020 8693 5254 Sargent: The Watercolours; until October 8.

Estorick Collection of Modern Italian Art

39a Canonbury Square N1. 020 7704 9522 Poor Art/Arte Povera: Italian Influences, British Responses; September 20 to December 17.


21 Cork Street W1. 020 7920 7777 Aleah Chapin: Within Wilds; new works, October 4 to November 4.

Jonathan Cooper Park Walk Gallery

20 Park Walk, SW10. 020 7351 0410 James Lynch: A Parallel Reality; new works, October 19 to November 11.

Mall Galleries

The Mall SW1. 020 7930 6844 Royal Society of Marine Artists: Annual Exhibition; October 5 to 14. Society of Wildlife Artists: The Natural Eye 2017 October 19 to 29.

National Portrait Gallery

St Martin’s Place WC2. 020 7306 0055 BP Portrait Award; until September 24.

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About The Artist

Welcome to the first of our new standard 80-page magazine, packed with even more inspiring practical articles to help you to improve and enjoy your own drawing and painting. In addition, this month we also include your free 16-page supplement with details of some of the best art courses and holidays available to inspire and inform your creativity, whatever your level or years of experience. So, whether you love working in watercolour, oils, pencils or acrylics, take your work to the next level with our team of passionate artist/tutors including Judi Whitton on how to use body colour in your watercolours, Haidee-Jo Summers with some useful exercises to help you loosen up in oils, Mike Barr's beachscape demonstration, Paul Talbot-Greaves on how to start with a watercolour mess and end in success, Peter Graham on why the rose makes such a wonderful subject for still-life paintings, Robert Dutton on mastering perspective for city scenes, and Peter Burgess with tips on composition and the Golden Section, to highlight just a few articles in this issue. Plus, there's so much more to guide and inspire your artistic development within our new 80-page issue - enjoy!