Last summer I participated in Bucks Open Studios with a number of fellow artists. Bucks Open Studios happens across the county over two weeks in June, when over 200 local artists (from photographers to sculptors to jewellery makers to artists) open their studios to the public to showcase their work. It is a fantastic opportunity to meet the artists and get to see and experience their work first hand. I was part of Studio 24 with fellow artists Claire Burke, Jo Hanrahan, Jane Wilson, Trevor Crompton and Paul Bell in a wonderful garden setting in Beaconsfield with views over the open countryside.
I was sharing the garden studio with Claire and Jane, and in between visitors they were painting away which was fascinating to watch as a blank canvas was transformed before our eyes into a work of art. Amazing!
Jo Hanrahan (landscapes below from Jo) was our fantastic hostess who very kindly opened up her home and garden during the two weeks to a stream of interested visitors. The kettle was always on and freshly baked cakes every day kept our visitors refreshed as they explored the work of the artists on show.
Bucks Open Studios is running again for two weeks in June 2015. Sadly I will not be exhibiting again this year but I am looking forward to the opportunity to visit other local artists – including of course those at Studio 24 – to see what they have on show.