Maudie’s Nova Scotia: exploring the landscapes that inspired Maud Lewis

With the Canadian artist’s joyful work celebrated in a new film, Maudie, a road trip around dramatic coast and picturesque villages reveals the area she loved to paint

JMW Turner’s Stonehenge: ancient stones and bloodthirsty skies

An image steeped in Romanticism, this painting was a commercial failure – but it’s now considered a milestone in the great artist’s career

National Portrait Gallery acquires Wellington painting after £1.3m plea

NPG raises funds to buy Sir Thomas Lawrence’s unfinished Duke of Wellington portrait to plug 161-year gap in its collection

Top 10 art holidays and creative writing retreats in the UK

Getting away from it all on a writing retreat or art break offers an opportunity to combine a hobby with a holiday where it’s possible to learn new skills at beautiful and inspiring locations

Emily Carr exhibition at the Dulwich Picture Gallery, London

The UK’s first ever Emily Carr exhibition at the Dulwich Picture Gallery in London is reviewed here