10 best tools for traditional artists this May

This month, we've got something for everyone. We're taking a look at a couple of must-see exhibitions by two very different artists on opposite sites of the Atlantic. We've rounded up some of the best new art books: one on doodling, another on the career of a large-scale painter, something about arty salad, and a book introducing Post-it note philosophy. And we've found the best gear for the plein air painter.

01. Salad for President

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Gary Evans is a journalist with a passion for creative writing. He's recently finished his Masters in creative writing, but when he's not hitting the books, he loves to explore the world of digital art and graphic design. He was previously staff writer on ImagineFX magazine in Bath, but now resides in Sunderland, where he muses on the latest tech and writes poetry.