Visit artist's studios and venues in Peterborough and the surrounding areas

I explore the potential relationships between colours, forms and mark-making. A variety of materials and tools are used to portray the emotions of serenity and stillness resulting from my Japanese cultural experience. In creating a piece of art, the surface is often created by pasting a collage and overlaying it with colours to produce a sense of depth. The whole process is executed intuitively in order to avoid complicated details.

Sanae Dvorjetz

I explore the potential relationships between colours, forms and mark-making. A variety of materials and tools are used to portray More

Philip a British abstract artist studied Technical Drawing and won two school prizes at 'O' & 'A' Level. Went into Structural Engineering when art was literally 'put on the back burner'-'becoming an artist a pipe dream...' But in 1993 some life drawing classes in Cambridge changed everything. "I began to love the freedom of just making marks, the symbology in line work, my own designs and precision."

Pip Steel is my given artist's name and I produce limited edition prints from extensive digital artwork, selling original works at shows which are inspired, reflective and always involves a lot of recycling.

During the venue open hours I aim to create or complete some pieces and will be available to discuss my working methods.

Philips Art Space – Pip Steel

Philip a British abstract artist studied Technical Drawing and won two school prizes at ‘O’ & ‘A’ Level. Went into More

I am a designer and a mixed media creative.I work with papermache, watercolours and digital media.My characters are naive and reflect every day life.Inspiration comes from anywhere and anybody so I am constantly sketching my ideas to bring them to life in my creations.

Gabriela Gentile

I am a designer and a mixed media creative.I work with papermache, watercolours and digital media.My characters are naive and More

A love of gardening and my job as a freelance garden journalist are the inspiration for my paintings, prints and textile designs, which are usually based around plants and flowers. I love colour, and this is always reflected in my work, as I think it can be very uplifting. I have paintings (oils and Japanese watercolours), prints, cards and a range of organic cotton tea towels. The colourful theme continues in my small town garden in the middle of Stamford where I try to grow as many flowers as I can fit in.



 

At this year's open studio, I'll be serving coffee, tea, cold drinks and some delicious homemade cakes. Last year the coffee and walnut sponge, lemon polenta cake and mixed berry slices were the best sellers. Donations for refreshments, on a pay as you feel basis, will go to the Crohn's & Colitis UK charity. Visitors are very welcome to sit and enjoy our tiny garden, which I have redesigned and planted recently. Last year it was very popular and I was delighted to see so many people.

[caption id="attachment_24750" align="aligncenter" width="1440"] Enjoy a cup of tea in my courtyard garden[/caption]

The pop up gallery looks something like this!

[caption id="attachment_24752" align="aligncenter" width="800"] Take home a smaller piece...[/caption]

 

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="1463"] A new tea towel design underway, inspired by my colourful collection of car boot jugs. [/caption]

I'll be opening on Saturday and Sunday of the first weekend of PAOS, and Sunday of the second weekend. Please do join me and the other artists in Stamford who are opening their doors. You will be very welcome.



 

 

Fiona Cumberpatch

A love of gardening and my job as a freelance garden journalist are the inspiration for my paintings, prints and More

I have been creating for many years.
I graduated from the University of Life Sciences in Poland. There I began to see the beauty in nature.
I started designing gardens. I have painting deep in my soul, and I started painting here in England. I see joy in a colorful garden and want to bring the same mood to the gardens. Many call my style as close to Abstract Impressionism. During my studies, I began to explore Europe in search of inspiration. The German Black Forest, the French Montmartre in Paris, vast fields of tulips in the Netherlands, the Basque culture in San Sebastian, the world of art galleries in London, and finally, the artistically sensitive society of Artists in Peterborough - all of this influenced my charming way of treating colors as a reflection of my mood at the moment. Painting is one of the elements of the sensitive person's environment. Added to it are the plants in the garden, their scent and shape. Sculptures upon which a curious robin always perches, showing off its reddish breast. And woven into all of this are the Lilliput Line cottages, which I collect - completing the enchantment. I invite you to visit my paradise.The mentioned painting works best in the environment of people seeking tranquility and understanding of their surroundings and themselves. In the disorderly colors and techniques, they can find their own memories and solace for their souls. That's why over 20 of my paintings are a constant therapeutic element on the walls of the Central Medical Centre in Peterborough. They immerse patients in contemplation and surprise. Such is also the aim of my life: to provide people with art in a form that makes them feel good. This ensures a well-designed environment both in the garden and at home or work.
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Jaroslaw Jacek Sokol

I have been creating for many years. I graduated from the University of Life Sciences in Poland. There I began More

Fundamentally my work is all about drawing and mark making; I find it difficult to separate myself from their vitality and importance whether I choose painting, collage, printmaking - or a mixture of the three, ‘Drawing’ is what it continues to be about. ‘Drawing’ with a paintbrush or in collage ‘drawing’ with shapes of paper and colour. Setting in motion the development of an idea plus a sense of renewal and continuation.

Exclusively for Open Studio 2024 'Postcard Exhibition' A collection of postcard size pieces in a variety of media with hidden stories and secrets.

Julie was awarded as one of the six winners in the 41st Mini Print International de Cadaquès 2021/22. The exhibition in Cadaquès Catalunya, has been running for over 40 years and brings together works from over 640 artists worldwide who each submit 4 pieces of work using printmaking and it's tendencies.
As a winner Julie was given a solo exhibition in Gallery Taller Fort in the beautiful town of Cadaquès, famously the home of Dali and a draw to artists from across the globe.The exhibition which ran throughout August 2022 was a great success and & she will be showing similar pieces at her open studio exhibition this

Julie says,

"I am delighted to be, once again, opening my studio, garden & home gallery this year The Miniprint win meant an awful lot to me and I am really excited to share similar works and the process behind the making of them in my studio"

Julie's work is shown and collected internationally

 

 

 

Julie Reid

Fundamentally my work is all about drawing and mark making; I find it difficult to separate myself from their vitality More

Valued and much missed member, the late Sue Keen was an artist and maker and had stitched ever since she could hold a needle. For many years Sue was on the committee of Peterborough Artists’ Open Studios and she exhibited with PAOS for well over a decade. Sadly Sue passed away last year, and it’s at the wish of her daughter Kerry that some of Sue’s work will be shown during PAOS for one last time. Her work in textiles and mixed media took inspiration from nature and what she saw around her. Her love of combining different techniques and materials included beading, collage and both hand and free machine embroidery. She liked to experiment and enjoyed learning different ways of working and also found joy in helping and teaching others to find their own way within craft and art.

Sue’s work will be on display at her friend Prue Pye’s venue.  Any money raised from sales of Sue’s work will be donated to charity.

In Sue's own words:
'Fabric forms the base of much of my work along with stitch and embellishments to create art works based on nature. I also manipulate fabric and stitch to create wearable art, continually developing processes for unique items.

I have developed bead work incorporating goldwork embroidery. I am still basing work on natural forms with the use of colour and texture in the forefront of my work. It is a time consuming process as each bead is sewn on individually to form wearable pieces of art, in this case brooches.



 

 

 

 

 

 

[caption id="attachment_23092" align="alignleft" width="291"] Otter, animal portrait in coloured pencil[/caption]

 

 

Sue Keen’s Works

Valued and much missed member, the late Sue Keen was an artist and maker and had stitched ever since she More

[caption id="attachment_24971" align="alignnone" width="278"] Of People - oil[/caption]

 

Prue’s Paintings
Prue Pye's life paintings contain a quiet presence reflected in earth colours and are the main body of her work. Abstracted landscapes described in sweeps and blocks of colour are also a favoured subject.

"My wanting to paint is a wanting to explore the ordinary and extraordinary of humanness. Drawing or painting in ways that communicate or speak of recognition and familiarity."

Collaged pieces have become a renewed addition to my current work. I use painted pieces torn from my own work, or monoprints prepared on tissue. These torn pieces are added and worked over or through into the background usually towards an abstracted landscape

 

About Prue
Born and raised in Africa, my fine art studies as a mature student led me to discover and develop life paintings with a contemporary feel. A need to express myself in colour gave me a language in paint. I had taught botanical studies and the modelling of flowers for many years and these tiny, fragile pieces later     turned to the direction of larger, expressive painting.


Formal art training
AS level – 3D Art and sculpture - Jun 2001, Grade A
BTEC Diploma; Foundation Studies: Art & Design; Specialism, Fine Art - Jul 2000, Distinction
A level - Art and Design; Fine Art - Jun 1998. Grade A

 




Walk with me to the Blue Horizon - small acrylic collage on board

 

Prue’s Work is held in private collections in

The USA - New York, Washington, York/Pennsylvania, Baltimore
Canada - Vancouver
The UK - London, Stamford, Rutland, Peterborough, Weybridge, Scotland - Glasgow, Yorkshire
South Africa and Zimbabwe

 

 


Into The Void - acrylic collage
 

Prue Pye

  Prue’s Paintings Prue Pye’s life paintings contain a quiet presence reflected in earth colours and are the main body More

Pictures about how I see life.

To get more of an idea of what I do please have a look at anniebellamy on Instagram or Ann Bellamy pictures on Facebook

 



 

 

 

Ann Bellamy

Pictures about how I see life. To get more of an idea of what I do please have a look More

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