Burnham-On-Sea MP David Heathcoat-Amory was in town on Sunday afternoon (September 17th) to visit some of the artists exhibiting their work during Somerset Art Weeks 2006.

He visited Phil and Judy Sharp in Stoppard Road to see their impressive collection of paintings, pastels, prints and photos – and to hear how they are made.

“It’s amazing to see the amount of talent that exists right across my constituency,” said Mr Heathcoat-Amory. “You don’t need to go to London or Bristol to see top quality artwork. It’s all on show here in Somerset.”

For a fortnight, between September 9th and 24th, artists and makers across Somerset are extending an invitation to the public to visit their homes and studios – and in the Burnham area there are a dozen locations, listed here, to visit.

Somerset Art Weeks has been celebrating the visual arts in Somerset since 1994, and this year’s biennial festival sees a record 750 artists taking part, giving art lovers the opportunity to see and buy a rich variety of creative art.

Amongst the artists opening their studios throughout the fortnight are painters, potters, textile designers, photographers, furniture makers sculptors, jewellers and many more.

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