ARTISTS from Bromsgrove and Droitwich will be among those opening their doors to the public this bank holiday weekend as the Worcestershire Open Studios returns from August 23 to 26, writes Carrie Eddins.
Now in its fifth year, the country’s largest free art event invites visitors to see the inside of artists’ studios and shared spaces and to talk to them about how they make their work.
Participating artists include painter Gillian Simpson and enamel artist Teresa Kent based in Bromsgrove. Wildlife artist Eric Watson from Stoke Prior, ceramicist Chris Bell who works out of the pottery and Belinda Terry who makes jewellery at the Jinny Ring Craft Centre.
Eva Walters from Hanbury, who designs cross stitch and jewellery, painters Julie Leach and Zoe Taylor at Bevere Gallery, Droitwich painter Ann Bennett, Droitwich mixed media artist Maggie Hobbs, paint and printmaker Sally Anne Morgan, mixed media artist Chris Walker at the PigstyStudio Oddingley will also be participating.
There are more than 180 artists at 83 locations around the country to visit.
Anyone who visits five of the venues can complete an entry to win a £100 voucher to spend with any of the participating artists.
Teresa said: ” I really enjoy meeting people and explaining the art of enamelling.”
Mix media artist Chris added: “I really like people coming to my studio and discussing their experiences as artists or telling me about their favourite pictures.”
Visit www.worcestershireopenstudios.org.uk for more information.