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Last chance for Artists and Makers to join Devon Open Studios 2012

Liz Mogford
Teignmouth painter Liz Mogford (work pictured above) was only open for five days during the show in 2010 and sold out completely

There are just a few more days to register for Devon Open Studios 2012. Artists and craftspeople in the county are invited to get involved in the event before the closing date of March 1.

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Devon Open Studios Emerging Artist: Nigel Waters

Nigel Waters

Nigel is a painter working within the mediums of painting and photography. “My paintings are a creative response to a setting using partly observed and partly automatic mark making. These visual perceptions include light, colour, overlaid forms and peripheral reflections which altogether create a complex multi-layered image.”

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Devon Open Studios Emerging Artist: Amy McCarthy

Devon Artist Amy McCarthy

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.

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Devon Open Studios Emerging Artist: Melanie Beer

Melanie Beer

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.

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East Devon council offers bursaries for artists to enter Devon Open Studios

Catherine Cartwright

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.

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Michael Brown – creativity with a bang! (Devon Open Studios feature)

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Michael Brown is a bold artist who advisers others to take risks and hopes to ignite a discussion about the uncertain times we are living in. He’s also keen to break down the barriers between the artist and the audience, and he’s taking part in Devon Open Studios. We caught up with him to find out more about his work

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Exploring ambiguity and illusion with Mick Cartwright’s abstract art (Devon Open Studios feature)

Summer Rain by Michael Cartwright

Potter and teacher turned painter Mick Cartwright is an abstract painter who uses a technique of collage – layering torn, coloured paper onto painted backgrounds using paper stencils to define the more significant shapes. He is interested in exploring ideas about the ambiguity and illusion of suggested depth on the flat surface of paintings. This has led him to combine ideas about colour, pattern and surface with autobiographically inspired shapes into ever larger compositions on canvas or linen. He tells us more

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‘Latter-day expressionism’. The abstract art of Patricia Lomax (Devon Open Studios feature)

Deep Water by Patricia Lomax

Patricia Lomax is an artist and teacher of abstract art who has been widely exhibited in London, New York, Paris and Rotterdam. She describes her style as ‘latter-day expressionism’ executed in oils or acrylics, with themes derived from land or sea. Colour is an important element in her creative process as freedom of colour is a vital constituent in her paintings. She’s taking part in Devon Open Studios. ArtsCulture got in touch to find out more about her work

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The largest showcase for artists in the country – Devon Open Studios

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Devon Open Studios, takes place again this year with 20 per cent more venues. It is the largest showcase for artists in the county and over 260 artists will be opening their doors for 16 days in September (from Saturday, September 4 to Sunday, September 19), exhibiting their work in more than 130 locations.

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Clem So exhibition investigates identity at Birdwood House, Totnes, until September 12


Uniquely positioned as part of the Totnes Festival and Devon Open Studios, the beguiling, thoughtful work of Clem So, which is at Birdwood House, Totnes, until September 12, investigates family and identity. We found out more

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