Devon Artist Network has announced a 42% increase in artists and makers taking part in Devon Open Studios 2011, compared to last year. There will be more than 370 artists, crafts-people and designer/makers showing in 146 venues across the county.
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.”
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.
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.
Devon Artist Network had announced the winners of its five Emerging Artist Bursaries for Devon Open Studios 2011.
Devon Open Studios, the 16-day event in September when artists from throughout Devon open their doors, is open for registration for its 2011 event.