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

Through her unique drawing style, printmaking and painting Yasmin C Bradley expresses her delight in discovering extraordinary stories of people and places. Her long-adopted home is Folksworth, a small village located, however, close to a junction with the mighty Great North Road, the Great Fen project and Peterborough's historical county, Northamptonshire. She celebrates the wonder of ancient trees; of much maligned fungi and often tiny but powerful native flowers commonly known as weeds. And growing her own vegetables! Her work is informed by her German/Czech maternal roots and the study of other languages and cultures.

Tutorials and demonstrations on request. Art-making. Community cafe with homemade cakes at the Village Hall. Open Gardens and a Flower Festival st St Helen's (1st weekend)

Yasmin C Bradley – Folksworth Art Group

Through her unique drawing style, printmaking and painting Yasmin C Bradley expresses her delight in discovering extraordinary stories of people More

My Studio is at the rear of 39 Church Street, Northborough -accessible via Pingle Lane.
For those who haven’t visited my studio before, you’ll find a working printmaker's studio with exhibitions, explanations and demonstrations of different print techniques-screenprinting, drypoint, intaglio and relief printing.
For me, Open Studios is not about selling but to communicate to you my joy of working in my chosen media.

This year I'm pleased to donate sales  to Cancer Research UK.

https://fundraise.cancerresearchuk.org/page/johns-great-big-printmaking-sale


Here's shot of the studio with all the processes going on.

Although my prints are not expensive, I've put together a collection of proof prints that start at £5.

2023 was a very busy year for me with big exhibitions in Northampton and Peterborough. Open studios is the only time you'll get to see much of my work in 2024. But, if you want to see the range of my work take a look at my website.
http://www.johnmcgowanprintmaker.co.uk
https://www.facebook.com/JohnMcGowanPrintmaker

John McGowan

My Studio is at the rear of 39 Church Street, Northborough -accessible via Pingle Lane. For those who haven’t visited More

After many years working as an illustrator in publishing I now enjoy creating images for my own pleasure. My style is photographic but in recent years I have become a loose woman! Colour has always been the main focus for me...seeking out those reflected highlights and shadows. I work primarily in acrylics but also enjoy oil/chalk pastels, Caran d'ache pencils and water soluble wax crayons (a new discovery for me!) I sell originals and prints, including some limited editions. I also undertake private commissions, specialising in animals and landscapes.

I shall be exhibiting with other artists from the Deepings area.

Elaine Anderson

After many years working as an illustrator in publishing I now enjoy creating images for my own pleasure. My style More

Quirky ceramic outdoor and indoor stoneware sculptures and decorative stoneware and porclain wall hangings inspired by landscapes, nature and my own pretty garden.

I use nature printing into clay for some of my decorative work.

[caption id="attachment_24645" align="alignnone" width="534"] Porcelain nature printed mosaic picture[/caption]

 

[caption id="attachment_24646" align="alignnone" width="533"] Ceramic wall plaque[/caption]

For more information see www.deiceramics.com

Dawn Isaac (dei ceramics)

Quirky ceramic outdoor and indoor stoneware sculptures and decorative stoneware and porclain wall hangings inspired by landscapes, nature and my More

RH Prints aka Ruth Hudson is an experimental print maker and painter. Her original linocuts are printed on an 1856 lithograph press from her home studio in Stamford.

After studying Combined Arts at Newcastle University, Ruth went on to train at the Chelsea School of Art and the Leicester Print Workshop. Her work is influenced by her previous career working in Interior and fashion magazine production. She is inspired by German Abstract Expressionism and Bauhaus Aesthetics. Ruth has produced prints of many local landscapes including Burghley House, Normanton Church, Oakham Market Square and distinctive buildings in an around Stamford. Ruth uses the 'reduction' method of printmaking, favoured by Pablo Picasso who coined the term 'suicide printing'. Her work is often bold and graphic and hopes to reflect current trends and, quietly, offer a form of social commentary.

Ruth also holds Beginners lino print workshops throughout the year. Her next event will take place on 6th June at The Blonde Beet in Stamford http://www.blondebeet.co.uk

You can subscribe to Ruth's newsletter to be the first to know about forthcoming events and workshop via http://www.rhprints.com

RH Prints aka Ruth Hudson also screen prints a limited edition t shirt and sweatshirt range using her original prints. Using eco friendly inks, the designs are printed on to organic ethical cotton. Ruth is hoping to have her new collection ready in time for the Peterborough Open Studios.

http://www.rhprints.com

[caption id="attachment_22154" align="alignnone" width="478"] An original linocut print[/caption]

Visit my Garden Studio in Stamford. 2nd, 8th and 9th July. You can see my 1856 press and there will be lots of original prints and greeting cards available. There will also be an opportunity to print your own greeting card to take home with you. Refreshments will also be provided.

https://paos.org.uk/visitors/

RH Prints aka Ruth Hudson Linocuts

RH Prints aka Ruth Hudson is an experimental print maker and painter. Her original linocuts are printed on an 1856 More

Emily is an artist who is deeply inspired by the natural world. Through observing the world around her, often through drawing from observation, she works to capture feeling and a sense of a place in her artwork. Emily is spending time reconnecting with her art practice this year so there will be lots of exploratory workings and new work to see!



She is currently working with a mix of different materials including printmaking and drawing on her iPad.

Emily Bowers

Emily is an artist who is deeply inspired by the natural world. Through observing the world around her, often through More

[caption id="attachment_23236" align="alignnone" width="322"] Dehlia in her studio[/caption]

Dehlia Barnard-Edmunds is a printmaker/creative, exploring the diverse and exciting world of print. Currently enjoying the process of linocut printing, monotypes and screen printing on paper and textiles from her home studio in Market Deeping
 	




Dehlia has displayed her work at venues across the country, including, most recently, the prestigious Hepworth Gallery Wakefield.

Taking her inspiration from what excites and interests her in her surroundings, Dehlia's  sketches and drawings form the basis of designs that are transferred onto lino, carved and printed by hand.

Dehlia is an experienced teacher offering classes and tutorials, which can be discussed on your visit. The garden is open and refreshments offered.

Dehlia Barnard – Edmunds AKA The Merryweather Artist

Dehlia Barnard-Edmunds is a printmaker/creative, exploring the diverse and exciting world of print. Currently enjoying the process of linocut printing, More

Inspired by the natural landscape and ancient sites, I create constructed textiles using hand and machine embroidery.  Found objects often embellish my work and develop new storylines.

The techniques used in my textile rarely depart from a blend of slow handstitching and intense machine embroidery to accentuate forms and structures.I occasionally experiment with eco dyeing and use these pieces as focus areas in my work related to landscapes.

I work intuitively with the observed ancient landscape, often drifting into memory and impressions. Soft colours,  hand dyed fabric  and threads inspire me to create images that recall places and events.

I am an exhibiting textile artist with the 'Exquisite Heritage' mixed media group . We had exhibitions in 2017 and 2018, the latter at Peterborough Cathedral, and were working towards our next exhibition when the pandemic slowed us down.

I work in a studio at home, but my handstitching is portable and follows me everywhere, travelling with it brings change of perspective, colour and the freedom to change ideas when faced with new imagery is always a delight. I keep sketchbooks with drawings and samplers to refresh ideas. This  year I am a member of Textile.org and have a piece in their archive after working through one of their workshops. I enjoy teaching, and inspiring others has been a joy during the difficult pandemic time. As a result of this I have textile slow stitch friends in a community that is now world wide to exchange ideas with.

 

The rhythm, pattern and repetition of hand stitching has accompanied me through the years ,taking various forms in creative textile pieces; in 2D, 3D , costume design and garment construction. My formal background is a Fine Art degree with a PGCE in teaching. I finished my teaching career as a Head of Department that specialised in Textiles.

Liz Hunt

Inspired by the natural landscape and ancient sites, I create constructed textiles using hand and machine embroidery.  Found objects often 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

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

[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

I draw, print and paint figures and objects in exterior and interior spaces. I'm still experimenting with materials and techniques, continuously looking at colour, light, form, shadows, depth, texture and line in my work.

Colourful acrylic and water colour paintings, plus monotype print sketches on display. I am inspired by the people and life around me.

[caption id="attachment_14084" align="alignnone" width="600"] Figs and phones, acrylic on canvas[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_13624" align="alignnone" width="487"] Texting, acrylic on card[/caption]

Monotype printing demonstrations on request.

[caption id="attachment_1035" align="alignnone" width="372"] Trapped, Monotype print[/caption]

 

Josephine Kelly

I draw, print and paint figures and objects in exterior and interior spaces. I’m still experimenting with materials and techniques, More

This year for PAOS, I'm running a large format charcoal drawing workshop, come along there will be the opportunity for people to have a go working from a model.

When:   29th June 2024, 10am - 4pm

Where:   Howe Room, Peterborough Museum.

James Tovey

This year for PAOS, I’m running a large format charcoal drawing workshop, come along there will be the opportunity for More

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