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Water Lilies by Niam Jain

Artist Spotlight: Abstract Art That Speaks Volumes

In the June 2016 issue of The Artist’s Magazine we feature the abstract art from the young artist Niam Jain. At 13-years-old Jain’s unique abstract work helps express that which he cannot: his voice. Jain falls on the autism spectrum, and with his communication limited, he sought an outlet to help give meaning to his innermost feelings. His...

Amanda Penley

Let’s Get Digital: Digital Art with Amanda Penley

In the June 2016 issue of The Artist’s Magazine we profile Amanda Penley, whose personal story compelled us as much as her subtle and absorbing digital art. A Harry Potter admirer through and through, Penley uses details from the books to recreate some of our favorite magical landmarks. Below is more about the artist, and a...

Best brushes for oil painting | ArtistsNetwork.com

Oil Painting Basics: Brushes 101

There’s no need for beginners to be intimidated by oil painting, especially when you have the basics laid out for you from an artist such as Julie Gilbert Pollard. Following is her overview of some of the materials you’ll need, including brushes for oil painting and tips for cleaning them. Brushes For Oil Painting...