One of the most successful Open Studios schemes in the country is set to return tomorrow, in Norfolk, after being cancelled last year due to the pandemic. Here are just some of the 320 artists involved
Adam Slatter (pictured above right) is an artist based in Norwich will be showing his highly decorative wildlife paintings with Martin Pigg (picture above left) in Rockland St Peter:
‘Norfolk Open Studios gives me the opportunity to be a part of a unique creative community whilst meeting lovely people and talking about art.’
Annabel Langhan is an artist based in Halvergate whose work is influenced by folktales, mythical creatures and Aboriginal art:
‘I participated in Norfolk Open Studios for the first time in 2019 and loved everything about it.
It’s a great way to reach the public and share with other artists too. I have been passionate about art all my life, but have been taking it more seriously over the last four years, hoping to build on a career as an artist.’
Painter Nigel Skinner is based in West Raynham:
‘After a long period of not being able to invite people into my studio I am excited to open my doors to the public once again. My studio is situated in the Old Chapel on the former RAF base. I have a keen interest in environmental issues and my work is predominantly made from salvaged and reclaimed materials. This year’s open studio is the first time in my 20 years of taking part that I am part of an art trail, with three other artists all based at West Raynham Business Park. We will also be hosting a mixed exhibition in spaces adjacent to our studios which will conclude with an art auction.’
Tracey Ross is an artist based in Houghton St Giles near Walsingham:
‘My work explores the horizon and the beauty of Creation inspired by the North Norfolk coast. I love working in acrylics using mixed media to build up the layers and textures. I enjoy holding art workshops and am in the process of launching my first online art course! I look forward to welcoming you to my studio.’
Jenni Murphy is a contemporary artist creating vibrant, fun images in acrylic on panel, and is based in Muspole Workshops in Norwich:
‘Norfolk Open Studios is the perfect platform to make art accessible in an industry that can sometimes feel too exclusive. I can’t wait to welcome everyone and offer them a fun, relaxed and happy environment in which to view art. My artwork is filled with people and stories that feed the soul through their joyful, positive outlook, sparking happiness and shared memories. Captured in vibrant colour in acrylic in panel these moments offer daily reminders of good times.’
Norfolk Open Studios will take place between 25 September and 10 October 2021.
Brochures can be picked up from Tourist Information Centres, libraries, café and various art venues across Norfolk. For more information visit norfolkstudios.org.uk. Throughout the duration of Norfolk Open Studios, artists will also be holding additional events, demonstrations and workshops to share their skills and practice. Norfolk Open Studios will be a part of Norfolk Wonder, a series of activities across the county this autumn presented by Norfolk & Norwich Festival. The Norfolk Wonder programme is a
part of a Norfolk County Council initiative designed to attract audiences to Norfolk for experiential tourism in the off season of October 2021 to March 2022
Featured image: Moseley Imagery