Published: September 13, 2012
Burnham-On-Sea artists set to open studios for Somerset Arts Weeks

Artists across the Burnham-On-Sea are will be showcasing their work during the 2012 Somerset Arts Weeks festival over the next fortnight.

Hundreds of paintings, ceramics, drawings, textiles and sculptures will be among the items on show in homes and studios across Burnham between September 15th and September 30th.

Somerset Art Weeks 2012 is a celebration of the work of around 400 artists in over scores of venues across the county.

Burnham's Cora Stock and Sue Hammond-Lovatt (above) will be 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.

Town artist Judith Champion will also be showing her expressive drawings and paintings at Middle Burnham Farm in Stoddens Lane, Burnham which she says are inspired by looking at shapes between her surroundings here in Somerset.

Tim Smith and Jaya Masters will displaying water colours, pastel and ink paintings of local scenes at 47 Rosewood Avenue, including the lighthouse painting shown on the right.

Artistry in wood will be the subject of George Foweraker's display at 7 Rectory Drive in Burnham.

Redlynch Studio at 19 Rectory Road will feature paintings, jewellery and clothing from Anna Nicolaides, Sharon Campbell and Angela Uren.

Eric Petrie, a finalist in the BBC Wildlife Artist of the Year 2012 competition, will be showing his paintings at 100 Highbridge Road in Burnham.

Linda Gee has taken inspiration from her garden to create her textiles and paintings, which will be on show at her Garden Studio at 212 Burnham Road.

And Veronica Broadley and Lynda Watts will be showing a combination of mixed media and textiles alongside embroidery and stitching at 20 Holm Close in Burnham.

Debbie Nuttall, Andrea Coleman and Juliet Farnese clay, felts and mixed media are sure to be popular at Huntspill Court, 37 Main Road, West Huntspill.

The 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.

And Malin Basil of 164 Brent Street in Brent Knoll will be displaying his still life paintings and textile works, made from recycled materials.

Peter Howe will be showing his contemporary paintings in oils portraying landscapes, seascapes and people - including the donkeys pictured on the right - at 16 Osborne Walk in Burnham.

Tina Spratt will show her paintings of the female form at Oakleigh, Southwick Road in Watchfield, near Highbridge.

The 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!"

For full details of venues and opening times, pick up a free guide at Burnham Tourist Information or Burnham Library or visit the website.

Pictured: Top, Cora Stock and Sue Hammond-Lovatt are among the Burnham artists showing their work


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