artists open studios for Somerset Art Weeks
of yellow signs like this one have popped up on street corners
across the Burnham-On-Sea area to point drivers towards local
artists showcasing their work during the 2012 Somerset Art Weeks
of paintings, ceramics, drawings, textiles and sculptures are
among the items on show in homes and studios across Burnham between
September 15th and September 30th.
Art Weeks 2012 is a celebration of the work of around 400 artists
in over scores of venues across the county.
Mayor Ken Smout visited town artist Judith Champion, pictured
top, at the start of the festival.
is displaying her expressive drawings and paintings at Middle
Burnham Farm in Stoddens Lane, Burnham which she says are inspired
by looking at shapes in the surroundings here in Somerset.
Nuttall, Andrea Coleman and Juliet Farnese (right) are showing
a colourful display of clay, felts and mixed media at Huntspill
Court, 37 Main Road in West Huntspill.
Smith and Jaya Masters are displaying water colours, pastel and
ink paintings of local scenes at 47 Rosewood Avenue, including
the lighthouse painting shown on the right.
in wood is the subject of George Foweraker's display at 7 Rectory
Drive in Burnham.
Studio at 19 Rectory Road is featuring paintings, jewellery and
clothing from Anna Nicolaides, Sharon Campbell and Angela Uren.
Petrie, a finalist in the BBC Wildlife Artist of the Year 2012
competition, is showing his paintings at 100 Highbridge Road in
Gee has taken inspiration from her garden to create her textiles
and paintings, which are on show at her Garden Studio at 212 Burnham
Veronica Broadley and Lynda Watts is showing a combination of
mixed media and textiles alongside embroidery and stitching at
20 Holm Close in Burnham.
Cora Stock and Sue Hammond-Lovatt (right) are displaying their
work from 11am-6pm each day at 47 The Esplanade. A super collection
of ceramics, paintings, prints and drawings will be on show.
local artists also include Margaret Micklewright and Geraldine
Boley Lesley at The Greenwood Guesthouse at 76 Main Road in West
Huntspill, whose displays include paint, pastel and pencil work
plus books and clothing.
Howe is showing his contemporary paintings in oils portraying
landscapes, seascapes and people - including the donkeys pictured
on the right - at 16 Osborne Walk in Burnham.
Malin Basil of 164 Brent Street in Brent Knoll is displaying his
still life paintings and textile works, made from recycled materials.
Spratt is showing her paintings of the female form at Oakleigh,
Southwick Road in Watchfield, near Highbridge.
Chairman of Somerset Arts Weeks, Richard Pomeroy, said: "This
year is open studios - a chance for visitors to see the heart
of Somerset's creativity. There is a huge variety of work out
there to see and an equal variety of people and places to visit
- it's a chance for you to explore!"
more details of venues and opening times, pick up a free guide
at Burnham Tourist Information or Burnham Library or visit the
Top, Cora Stock and Sue Hammond-Lovatt are among the Burnham artists
showing their work