How do you choose?
First of all, I’m a huge fan of your magazine. The collection of artwork and knowledge every month is stunning.
I’m currently an art student studying at university, and I was wondering how artists are chosen to write your workshops. What’s the criteria? In addition, how is the cover artist chosen? I don’t think I’m quite there yet, but it’s one of my long-term goals!
Anna, via email
Claire replies That’s a tough one, Anna! Usually, I pick a theme for the issue and try to find the best artists who are working in that field of expertise to provide a cover or workshop for us. Or, I might just stumble across a brilliant gallery of work while browsing the online galleries and contact the artist to discuss working together. I don’t care if an artist is professional or amateur, I just look at the art and get a feel of what they can provide to our readers. If anybody wants to submit their work to me they would need to send a small outline of what they could provide – for example, composition expertise or software know-how, and a link or attachments to a few of their images.