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The Artist Magazine

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The Artist is the must-have practical art magazine for passionate painters everywhere - packed with articles to inspire artists of all levels. The Artist magazine offers the ultimate hub for anyone interested in traditional art techniques, bringing together an exciting mix of expert advice, artist profiles, masterclasses and art projects all in one place.

Whether you’re a beginner looking to learn to paint, sketch and print to a high standard, or an experienced artist looking to develop your technique, The Artist magazine is an essential read for any committed painter. Written by artists for artists, in each issue, you’ll learn about classic painting and design methods and receive top advice from leading experts.

Join the readers of the UK’s best-selling practical art magazine with a monthly digital subscription - the essential source of inspiration, advice and information for all artists. Subscribe today!   

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The Artist  |  Explore Portraits  

Welcome to a special 24-page supplement dedicated to painting portraits in watercolour and acrylics.

Since it’s launch in 1931, The Artist has become Britain’s longest-established practical art magazine with a long-standing history of inspiring both amateur and professional artists. Following a demise in teaching traditional drawing and painting skills in art schools, The Artist steps in as the perfect teacher of artistic skills and techniques in all media and subject matter.

Throughout the pages of The Artist magazine, you’ll find essential information on creating art in different mediums, forms and styles. Every month, enjoy a magazine delivered directly to the device that’s packed with must-read features from ‘how to’ articles with image examples to help you refine your style and technique, to informative guides on working with different materials such as pencils, chalk, oil paints and watercolour.

Don’t miss out on inspiring interviews that provide a sneak-peek into the tried and tested methods of leading professional artists, alongside masterclasses and practical features from popular artists such as  Judi Whitton, Glyn Macey and Tom Robb.

Looking to keep up-to-date with the latest news from the art scene? The Artist has got you covered, with regular updates on the latest art materials available, plus the must-see exhibitions and events to attend across the country. 

The Artist digital magazine subscription is a must-have for passionate artists of all levels - download the latest magazine to your device and enjoy all of the following today!

  • Art projects and practical painting exercises designed to improve painting technique
  • Regular up-to-date information on news and exhibitions across the country with the best shows and classes to attend
  • Useful tips on the business side of being an artist and selling your work
  • Art news and reviews
  • Illustrations and paintings from both fellow readers and famous artists


You'll receive 13 issues during a 1 year The Artist magazine subscription.

Note: Digital editions do not include the covermount items or supplements you would find with printed copies.
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Our magazine apps run on all iPad and iPhone devices running iOS 7.0 or above, Android should be: Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) or above , Kindle Fire (Gen 3) or above, Windows 8 tablets, Windows 8.1 Phones, and PC and Macs with a html5 compatible browser.

However for iOS we recommend an iPad 2 (2nd gen)/iPhone 3 or better for performance and stability. Earlier models with lower processor and RAM specifications may experience slower page rendering and occasional app crashes which are outside of our control.
2 Customer Reviews
   Great value for money Reviewed Tuesday, February 17, 2015
I can't believe how much is packed into one magazine. There is something for everyone whatever your favourite medium.
   Simply the best Reviewed Sunday, November 25, 2012
This mag is a must buy for all inspiring artists no matter what your level
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The Artist   |   Explore Portraits   

Welcome to a special 24-page supplement dedicated to painting portraits in watercolour and acrylics.
As a subscriber you'll receive the following benefits:

  A discount off the RRP of your magazine
  Your magazine delivered to your door each month
  You'll never miss an issue
  You’re protected from price rises that may happen later in the year
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You'll receive 13 issues during a 1 year The Artist magazine print subscription.
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