Amy set up an online shop and art glass studio in 2009 after a career in mental health. In a remarkably short time she has build up a thriving studio with a steady stream of commissions and a busy exhibition diary. Last year she participated in Devon Open Studio for the first time, and received nearly 70 visitors.
Melanie Beer paints with acrylics using loose brush strokes to capture her local land and seascape in a painterly, impressionistic style. She has also recently begun to work with fused glass to create the movement, colour and flow of the ocean. She has had several commissions already.
Kirstie is a recently self-employed artist who is a part time Fine Art student at Plymouth College of Art. Since starting the course her inspiration had changed from design-led, designer/maker crafts, to emotionally fed conceptual art.
Francesca graduated with a Fine Art Degree from the Arts Institute at Bournmouth in 2007. She currently manages the art gallery, Gloss, in Exeter and creates her work in her spare time.
East Devon District Council’s Arts Development Team is hoping that an East Devon artist will be one of the first beneficiaries of the East Devon Artist Network’s Emerging Artist Bursary. This scheme has been launched to encourage new and emerging artists to take part in the annual Devon Open Studios event in 2011.
Chris Amey has installed a huge timber frame structure titled Foreigner as part of the Edge sculpture exhibition, which is at Heathercombe until Sunday, September 26.
Sarah Darling has found a novel way to recycle old milk bottles, she recreates them into extraordinary and monumental works of art.