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I’m totally hooked on Acrylic Pour, I just love how the colours pop.

I re-purpose pots, vases and canvases to match your decor.

My other passion is watercolour.

I believe strongly that everyone benefits from colour in their life.

Pauline K Wheatley

I’m totally hooked on Acrylic Pour, I just love how the colours pop. I re-purpose pots, vases and canvases to More

Emily is an artist and illustrator who is inspired by the natural world. She is currently working with a mix of different materials including printmaking

and drawing on her iPad.

Emily Bowers

Emily is an artist and illustrator who is inspired by the natural world. She is currently working with a mix More

Using the vibrant colour and fluid lines of her heritage German Expressionism, Yasmin celebrates local stories and natural forms -especially

those whose beauty or complexity are only appreciated close up.

Yasmin Bradley

Using the vibrant colour and fluid lines of her heritage German Expressionism, Yasmin celebrates local stories and natural forms -especially More

Pedro aims to show that art can give you a sense of piece and contemplation often compelling the mind to travel far away or compelling through meaning and message.

Pedro began making portrait cartoons at the age of 9 using his school friends as subjects and later in high school satirized his teachers on the back of math test papers. His early education was in Art & Design both in Highschool in the 80’s in Portugal and on a foundation course in London in 1996. In 2000 he went onto study Architecture for two years and subsequently worked in Technical Drawing for nine years, of which four was self-employment in London. He completed a Postgraduate Certificate in 2004 at the University of Westminster and in 2021 graduated with a BA (hons) in Popular Music from the Anglia Ruskin University and a Prize for best major project.

His notable events include; achieving 4th. place in the 2007 EUROCLAD drawing competition, being an Illustrator for a young novelist book ‘Zoe Evan’s Possible Worlds’ by Valentine St. Aubyn contributing with over 20 line drawings in 2010.

Pedro C Goffe

Pedro aims to show that art can give you a sense of piece and contemplation often compelling the mind to More

I mosaic mainly in glass but like to include vintage jewels, ceramics and anything interesting.,sometimes with a twist of resin . My work is quirky,
unique and definitely original.

Mary Green

I mosaic mainly in glass but like to include vintage jewels, ceramics and anything interesting.,sometimes with a twist of resin More

Jacs Harris is an artist based in the Lincolnshire Fens. She makes contemporary landscape paintings, drawings and prints. Her current work is about exploring the landscape surrounding her home studio. She also teaches classes and workshops at Unique Cottage Studios, Spalding.

Jacs Harris

Jacs Harris is an artist based in the Lincolnshire Fens. She makes contemporary landscape paintings, drawings and prints. Her current More

Freelance illustrator with an interest in portraiture, music, symbolism, printmaking, ceramics and typography. Graduate of MA Illustration at
Camberwell, UAL & BA (Hons) Illustration at Cambridge School of Art.

Hannah Bigley

Freelance illustrator with an interest in portraiture, music, symbolism, printmaking, ceramics and typography. Graduate of MA Illustration at Camberwell, UAL More

As an artist I don’t like working in just one medium, my work can be anything from figurative sculpture to mixed media painting using various

materials using vibrant colours.

Dacia Stroud

As an artist I don’t like working in just one medium, my work can be anything from figurative sculpture to More

My art is about noticing. I see something - if it lingers I give it voice through acrylics, collage, digital, animation, photography and poetry.

I'm also a Registered Art Therapist.

Alison Hawtin

My art is about noticing. I see something – if it lingers I give it voice through acrylics, collage, digital, More

I am passionate about caring for the world around me and represent this through various mediums.
I aspire to help others to develop their creativity through workshops and classes.

Rachel Simmonds – Big Sky Arts

I am passionate about caring for the world around me and represent this through various mediums. I aspire to help More

Textile artist, Creating Sculptural forms & accessories using natural fibers & eco printing techniques inspired by the wildlife, flora & fauna on my doorstep

Kim Carmichael – OkieFolky Fiber Arts

Textile artist, Creating Sculptural forms & accessories using natural fibers & eco printing techniques inspired by the wildlife, flora & More

Mixed media artist, painting, sculpture, taxidermy, bell jars and many doddles of flowers.

Garden open and refreshments available

Lisa Helin

Mixed media artist, painting, sculpture, taxidermy, bell jars and many doddles of flowers. Garden open and refreshments available

Mixed Media & Textile work inspired by colour, texture and a touch of metallic sparkle.

Guided intuitively by Reiki, layered materials are creatively fused through collage, print, fusing, bonding and/or stitch.

Kim Moore

Mixed Media & Textile work inspired by colour, texture and a touch of metallic sparkle. Guided intuitively by Reiki, layered More

Through the creation of figurative sculptures I tell the story of  the African woman and her journey. I experiment with ceramics and jesmonite to reflect the complexities of her experience.
At Open Studios 2022 I look forward to welcoming visitors to engage in conversations about my artist process, my works, their concept, and creation methods in a tranquil environment, whilst observing COVID-19 precautions. There will be access to the garden where some items will be displayed and refreshments will be available. Donations will be accepted for Cancer Research.

Commissions accepted.

Desrie Thomson-George

Through the creation of figurative sculptures I tell the story of  the African woman and her journey. I experiment with More

I am a self taught artist and in love with fluid art. It is my pleasure to share these colourful vibes for your home which can be practical or just as a lovely blissful decoration for you or as a gift idea.

www.facebook.com/handmadebyjurgita

Instagram @blisscohan

www.numonday.com/shop/blisscohan-store

Blisscohan

I am a self taught artist and in love with fluid art. It is my pleasure to share these colourful More

Hello! My name is Shalini Austin.
I am a self taught metalsmith and I make Copper things.

Originally from New Delhi, India I now live in Stamford with my husband and rescue dogs.

In my home studio and workshop in Stamford, Lincolnshire I work with copper sheet and wire and handcraft Sculptures, Giftware & Jewellery.



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For several years I have collaborated with Felt Artist Eve Marshall and make sculptures and giftware. As a result of our art collaborations we now regularly exhibit together at events too.
I also collaborate with my husband who took up palletwood upcycling during the first lockdown in 2020, when he could not go to work. I make components for his pieces and also use pallet wood to mount my wall art pieces and as sculpture base.
During Peterborough Artists Opens studios Eve and I will be exhibiting and demonstrating at Riverside Beads in Market Deeping. We will be under a gazebo outside the shop.
A full range of my work will be available to view and buy. I will also be showing some steps of the making process of my decorative pieces and copper jewellery. This may involve a hammer, an anvil and some noise!
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Shalini Austin

Hello! My name is Shalini Austin. I am a self taught metalsmith and I make Copper things. Originally from New More

Jewellery and Stained glass designer with Design Crafts BA(hons). Stained glass using the foil (Tiffany) method or leaded work for windows. Jewellery, silver and enamel. My inspiration, nature and sea.

DenneyDesign

Jewellery and Stained glass designer with Design Crafts BA(hons). Stained glass using the foil (Tiffany) method or leaded work for More

I am a self taught artist who loves the freedom of  using various medias in art. I am at my happiest when I find vintage items that can be incorporated into my work whether that be an old book, fabric or haberdashery.  In the current climate where we are all keen to help the environment and move away from the throw away society that the world has become my interest has turned to altering disused items from their original purpose into art works.

 

Lindsay McGinlay – Linly Art

I am a self taught artist who loves the freedom of  using various medias in art. I am at my More

I have a passion for Art, looking and doing, I'm really enjoying mixed media with all it's unusual exciting twists

I am a self taught artist and have rediscovered my love of creating art after many years of doing none at all. I love looking at art, all kinds, and a couple of years ago went along to a local art exhibition where I met an artist named Wendy who persuaded me to go along to a new art group and here I am ... I have recently completed a brilliant drawing course with a local artist, Paisley Art, which gave me back my passion for mark making.

I prefer experimenting with media and mixing  different ones together to see what evolves sometimes magical and sometimes…..  Well you can always paint over it. Come and see me and other PAOS artists at Unique Cottage Studios Spalding  www.uniquecottagestudios.co.uk.

 

 



 

 





 

 

 

 

Janette Olive

I have a passion for Art, looking and doing, I’m really enjoying mixed media with all it’s unusual exciting twists More

Landscape based work in paint and ink on paper. Printmaking is mostly serigraphy (screenprinting).
Mostly landscapes with birds in. Access includes four well-spaced steps in garden

Carry Akroyd

Landscape based work in paint and ink on paper. Printmaking is mostly serigraphy (screenprinting). Mostly landscapes with birds in. Access More

Focusing on colour and textures hidden in everyday life; inspired by abstraction, bold shapes, natural forms and definitive textures, I create a wide variety of art and sculpture across several mediums, my favourite being, polymer clay.

Amy Wright

Focusing on colour and textures hidden in everyday life; inspired by abstraction, bold shapes, natural forms and definitive textures, I More

I am a self taught artist who is drawn to colour mostly, I love painting all different types of subjects in either oil or acrylics.

Ali-marie Black

I am a self taught artist who is drawn to colour mostly, I love painting all different types of subjects More

Mixed media work with a strong focus on the natural world, the human impact upon it and environmental issues.

Julie has been awarded as one of the six winners in the 41st Mini Print International de Cadaquès 2021. 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. 
Julie will be showing similar pieces at her open studio exhibition to the winning piece entitled The Moon and the Poet. Just two weeks after PAOS she heads off to Spain for her 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.

Julie says,

"I am delighted to be, once again, opening my studio, garden & home gallery this year after a two year break. The Miniprint win means 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"

ARTISTS STATEMENT

Continually learning, observing and absorbing; drawing energy from my particular surroundings to evoke a sense of place and contemplation is my aim.

Initially I draw in sketchbooks wherever I may be; beach, land or woodland, visually and literally note taking; plus although I do not work directly from photographs, the camera, photography and digital manipulations of an image are becoming an increasingly more important aspect of my work. It enables me to study the minutiae of nature and the usually unobserved, the structure of a seedhead, the line and texture within a rock or pebble; looking deeper and deeper into the surface to discover the abstract.

Primarily I choose collage to interpret my thoughts and drawings. It enables me to use a variety of media including recycled and handmade papers, water based inks and paints, charcoal and found objects.

Words are a vital part of the work though they are often hidden deep into the piece asking the viewer to look for them & the hidden meaning of what can initially appear to be a very quiet work. Inside it is shouting 'really look at me, I have so many stories to tell.'

It is a given that artists draw on nature: how can we not? As humans we are nature, it is all around us, it feeds us physically, spiritually & emotionally. This then begs the question why are we as humans, increasingly taking it for granted, ignoring it's vitality, destroying it and the climate that supports it and us by the overuse of man made materials, fossil fuels and unsustainable living. Finding ways to express this are of growing importance to me as time moves on. I intend that my work becomes an extension to my voice. However quiet they may both be in this world of sensory pollution.

Julie's work is shown and collected internationally

 

 

 

Julie Reid

Mixed media work with a strong focus on the natural world, the human impact upon it and environmental issues. Julie More

My main body of work is driven by my desire to offer Afro Caribbean centred art and make it readily available to the everyday consumer in various product forms.  As black people, we sometimes struggle to see ourselves represented in films, books and in mainstream media, in a positive, non-stereotypical way. We also sometimes struggle to find products that reflect our skin colour and heritage, so I'm happy to be able to do something towards improving this problem.

In addition to the quite personal work described above, I enjoy exploring alternative themes and experimenting with a wide variety of media.

I began exploring abstract art because of the freedom to concentrate on shape, line, colour and pattern, without necessarily feeling the need to reproduce a likeness of an object, landscape or person.  I use watercolour paint as my main medium plus acrylic paint, gouache and ink, as it helps me to come up with fresh ideas and new work.  My use of sketchbooks to play around in is also an important part of my process.

Mixing traditional art mediums with digital techniques is also something I occasionally dabble in, and I use the Affinity Photo and Affinity Designer software for this work.

I offer many of my original works of art for sale as well as gicleè art prints, greeting cards and notebooks.

website: www.staceyanncole.com

email: info@staceyanncole.com

instagram: @sacoleart

facebook: Stacey-Ann Cole Art

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Stacey-Ann Cole

My main body of work is driven by my desire to offer Afro Caribbean centred art and make it readily More

An experimental artist who loves to capture light and colour.  My paintings are inspired by my surroundings both at home and abroad.  I use various media including oil, acrylic, pastel, mixed media and alcohol ink on a variety of surfaces.

Will also be exhibiting at The Yarrow Gallery, Glapthorn Road, Oundle PE8 4JF.  With 17 other artists as part of the Creative Oundle International Festival.   On display will be paintings, pottery, sculpture textiles, jewellery, photography, printing  and mosaic.  Dates of the exhibition are 9th to 16th July - opening times 10am-4pm.

 

Deirdre Blackburn

An experimental artist who loves to capture light and colour.  My paintings are inspired by my surroundings both at home More

Fabric forms the base of much of my work along with stitch and embellishments to create art works based on nature.  My work is continually evolving and changing and now experimenting with goldwork embroidery. I also manipulate fabric and stitch to create wearable art, continually developing processes for unique items.

This year I have developed more time with 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.

 

Sue Keen

Fabric forms the base of much of my work along with stitch and embellishments to create art works based on More

 Looking forward to welcoming you back.

 

Sea, Sky and lanscape inspire my work.

These richly textured  and atmospheric paintings are semi abstract and expressionistic.

Rather than mimic nature, I prefer to describe the qualities of a subjective experience.

Ceramics is an exciting and natural progression of my work. Hand-building and manipulating clay into objects inspired by nature’s forms and structures is an extension of my textured, atmospheric paintings. Latest work includes ceramic Wall Art, currently showcased in galleries around the UK.

Previous and current exhibitions include:
V&A London in the ‘Inspired by…’ Exhibition
 Cecelia Colman Gallery, London
 VK Gallery, St Ives, Cambridge
Ferrers Gallery, Ashby de la Zouch
Atholl Gallery, Perthshire
Dotty Gallery, Twyford, Leicestershire
Doghouse Gallery, Comber, Northern Ireand
Whitehouse Gallery, Kirkcudbright, Scotland
Solo Gallery, Sheffield
Strathearn Gallery, Crieff, Perthshire
Neil's Gallery, Filey, North Yorkshire
Inspired by Gallery, Danby, North Yorkshire Moors
 Stamford Arts Gallery
Art in the Heart, Peterborough
Rutland Open Art, Rutland County Museum Oakham
 Peterborough Museum and Art Gallery 
 Atelier East, ‘Best in Show’ 2011

www.reneviner.co.uk

 

 

Rene Viner

 Looking forward to welcoming you back.   Sea, Sky and lanscape inspire my work. These richly textured  and atmospheric paintings are More

[caption id="attachment_7623" align="alignnone" width="540"] Yorkshire Cliffs sketched from rocks below Staithes ... during low tide and in very strong winds! Painted once back in ‘studio’[/caption]

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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."

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
A level – 3D Art and sculpture - Jun 2001
BTEC Diploma Foundation Studies in Art and Design - Jul 2000
A level - Art and Design, Fine Art - Jun 1998

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

Please take a look at the Peterborough Gift Shop where you can see and purchase some of my current work. 

 

Prue Pye

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

Keramika Creations has evolved further this year. Kerry has expanded into new larger works. The combination of recycled lustred porcelain has created unusual themed works on different surfaces.



 

Keramika Creations

Keramika Creations has evolved further this year. Kerry has expanded into new larger works. The combination of recycled lustred porcelain More

Kay loves to experiment with colour and its interactions in her mosaic and textile work. She is a professional member of the British Association for Modern Mosaic. Garden open.

Kay describes her practice as:

'I am a mosaic and textile artist working in Peterborough. In mosaics I use hand cut patterned, plain and mirrored glass with recycled ceramics. I create panels for indoors or outdoors, mirrors, vases and hangings. My textile work encompasses layerering silks, sheers and paper with free machine and hand stitching'.

 

Kay Hall

Kay loves to experiment with colour and its interactions in her mosaic and textile work. She is a professional member More

Inspired by nature, place & people... from insects to an ancient forgotten meadow.
💚CLICK HERE TO BOOK YOUR TIME TO VISIT 💚

Open by appointment only on 2 & 3, 9 & 10th July 2022.  Come with a small group of friends / family, or on your own.  Click HERE to book, or message me via Facebook / Instagram or Twitter.

A treasure-trove of miniature mixed media moths and porcelain sculptures, handmade greetings cards & more. Plus my 'Meadow and Sea' porcelain including tealight holders & other decorative items.

 

About Kathryn...

I am a visual story teller and mixed media artist, I weave together tales of people, places and the natural world.  My work is research-based, project-based and driven by curiosity and a love of exploring.

The materials I choose to use depends on the story to be told; from miniature moths made from natural treasures to porcelain corals.

 

I am Artist in Residence with Langdyke Countryside Trust.

 
Exhibitions, Events & Workshops...
My work has been exhibited at The Victoria and Albert Museum, The National Centre for Craft & Design (solo and group exhibitions), Woodwalton Fen, and as site specific interventions at Burghley House, John Clare Cottage, Northampton Museum and Derby Museum.  Please see my website for more information about exhibitions, events and workshops.

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Kathryn Parsons

Inspired by nature, place & people… from insects to an ancient forgotten meadow. 💚CLICK HERE TO BOOK YOUR TIME TO More

The majority of my paintings are acrylic as I enjoy working with bright colours and textures. I have been trying to paint watercolours again in a more semi abstract way.

Judy Horman

The majority of my paintings are acrylic as I enjoy working with bright colours and textures. I have been trying More

I have been painting now for twenty years starting with drawing and then oils and on to watercolour and now mainly mixed media. In love with the natural surroundings, mostly landscapes, especially trees, my recent paintings are predominantly trees in different forms. Painted in an impressionistic style, I like colour and atmosphere.

Do come and see my new work.

Jean Edwards

I have been painting now for twenty years starting with drawing and then oils and on to watercolour and now More

Artivity is an art school in Market Deeping for children and young people, and each year as part of Open Studios we have a celebratory exhibition of our talented students' work! We offer quality term time art tuition, holiday workshops and Arts Award courses for 4-16 year olds, and our classes are designed to complement the Early Years and Key Stage 1-4 art curriculum. We work with small groups, covering a wide variety of arts activities including drawing, painting, collage, sculpture, printmaking and textiles. Our aim is to inspire and enable creative children and young people in the Deepings and surrounding areas to further their engagement with the arts. Come along and see what we've been up to! Find out more at www.artivitystudios.co.uk

Artivity

Artivity is an art school in Market Deeping for children and young people, and each year as part of Open More

Textile and mixed media artist exploring art and natural history, with particular reference to biodiversity and environmental issues. Visit the working studio and talk about ideas in development.
Initially taking a BSc in Zoology, Anita followed a career in IT, as a software developer and analyst, but after graduating with a first class degree in Stitched Textiles  she left IT, her career having gone from Science to Technology and finally Art.

This unusual path undoubtedly explains the content of her work - a fascination with the delicate balance of the natural world, the cycle of life. It reflects her concerns about the exploitation of nature and the earth's resources by man, disrupting this balance and resulting in habitat loss and accelerated climate change. This has a major impact on biodiversity, a lifelong passion. Her work with structures and forms symbolises this fragile web of connections.

Anita's process revolves around constructing sculptural forms from thread. She uses looping and knotting processes such as knitting and non traditional materials such as wire and paper thread. Research develops a narrative, another layer. For instance, her knitted plankton developed from the zoological background and computational algorithms to generate new 'mutated' life forms, representing evolutionary development. They were widely exhibited with the 'Hyperbolic Crocheted Coral Reef' despite being neither coral or crocheted.

Anita has also undertaken site-specific residencies in museums and heritage sites. Detailed research identifies stories and ideas that connect to personal themes, but the process has to be more flexible - calling on a wider skill set to make work appropriate to the site. This has included digitally printing over-scale feathers for Burghley House and a flock of birds screen printed with the poet John Clare’s handwriting for his dovecot. Although the work has a different impetus, subject matter recurrs – creatures of the sea, birds, moths, hedges, trees, text - and connections becoming increasingly visible.

Anita Bruce

Textile and mixed media artist exploring art and natural history, with particular reference to biodiversity and environmental issues. Visit the More

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