The work of Worcestershire-based artists has gone on show in Malvern, ahead of the return of one of the county’s major art events later in the summer.
Images of the work of 23 artists from across the county can be seen in the display cases on Exhibition Walk outside Waitrose and Wilko all through July and August.
The images feature work in a wide variety of media, including painting, photography, printmaking, enamelling, jewellery making, sculpture, illustration and ceramics.
The showcase offers an example of the work of the 82 artists who will open their studios, homes and shared spaces to visitors for Worcestershire Open Studios, which takes place over the bank holiday weekend from Saturday, 28 to Monday, 30 August.
Gillian Simpson, one of the event organisers and a Bromsgrove-based painter, said, “We have such a diverse and talented community of artists in our county and this exhibition is a chance to bring some of their work to a wider audience. We hope people will stop, take a look and feel inspired to visit some of the studios that will be open as part of our main event over the bank holiday weekend.”
A delicate illustration of honeysuckle by Laura Nicholson of Colwall is one of the images in the Church Walk exhibition. Laura will also be taking part in Worcestershire Open Studios and said, “My studio is a Victorian stable, surrounded by a courtyard in the garden of our cottage. It is steeped in history and as such inspires me every day.
“My studio is a beautiful working space and home to many plants and flowers. You will be able to see how my illustrations take shape in the quiet corners with their changing light. The lofty ceiling gives a calm and serene atmosphere, one which is conducive to hours spent exploring colour and marks.”
More information is available at www.worcestershireopenstudios.org.uk. Leaflets for Worcestershire Open Studios can be found at tourist information centres and libraries during August and at participating artists’ studios during the event.