Artists and makers are set to open their doors to the public over the next two weekends as part of the North Yorkshire Open Studios event. Over 100 creatives will be opening their studios on June 6 and 7 and June 13 and 14, from 10.30am-5.30pm.
Ampleforth artist Stephen Bird is welcoming visitors to his quirky Ampleforth cottage for the event. Not only will you see his paintings that combine theology with his own cultural references and a lot of humour.
Also opening their Ampleforth home studios to the public are artist Jonathan Pomroy and award-winning fine art photographer Lucy Saggers, who prefers black and white pictures because she feels they reveal the essence of the subject without the distraction of colour. The picture below is of a neighbour at his poultry farm.
Over in Carleton, near Skipton, Anna Lambert will be exhibiting her hand-built earthenware, which expresses her love of landscape, flora and fauna.
“’North Yorkshire Open Studios offers so much more than a trip to a gallery,” says event director Rick Faulkner,, of Gargrave-based Chrysalis Arts. “It’s a chance to talk to the artists, find out what makes them tick and learn about the techniques they use in their work.
“Many draw inspiration from their surroundings and there is a huge variety of studio locations to explore: cottages and smallholdings in the remote Moors and Dales, racing stables near Malton, suburban living rooms in Harrogate, and creative hubs in Scarborough and Pateley Bridge.”
For details visit www.nyos.org.uk