What an exciting week I sold a print and this is a first ever blog for me! The journey from Olney to Buckingham several times a week during BOS is worth it for the scenery I found a country route so very happy to get stuck behind tractors and horse boxes instead of having to negotiate endless Milton Keynes roundabouts BAFA company great too!
We are approaching the last weekend of Bucks Open Studios 2017! We have had a great time, it is always good to have a legitimate reason to go to the pub on a lovely summer's day! Last week we made the front cover of the Buckingham & Winslow Advertiser, did you see it? Come along over the next few days and remember that we have the free prize raffle for you to enter kindly donated from Hidden Quarter traders.
Nature inspires my work. I love the English landscape in all seasons. This is a scene of the Yorkshire Dales with snow covered hills and dry stone walls created as a linocut print.
Swee Har Newell
This is my first Bucks Open Studios experience so I wasn't sure what to expect, but so far it hasn't disappointed. I've had one sale (not to my mum/husband so that's a winner) and have spent the last couple of weekends with a cold drink, surrounded by great art. It's lovely to chat to people interested in supporting the local art scene, so please do pop down to the Woolpack and see us.
Artist No. 6 - Louise Stoner
Artist No. 4 - Clare Tebboth
Exhibiting and demonstrating my techniques at The Woolpack, Buckingham and Vitreus Art, Wakefields Country Courtyard,Potterspury
Artist, printmaker and art teacher specializing in loose expressive watercolours, textural mixed media pieces and atmospheric seascapes in oils.
I love the creative process and am constantly inspired by the world around me. I find great joy and inspiration in encouraging others to do the same! I am currently working on some floral paintings based on the beautiful summer flowers that are beginning to bloom.
Open Studios is a great way to meet other artists and art lovers I hope to get to visit lots of the venues and hope you can too. I think that the exhibition by Buckingham Artists is our best yet with a range of mediums and subject matter.
Find Vitreus art http://www.vitreus-art.co.uk/contact-us.html
Art classes http://www.vitreus-art.co.uk/classes/index.html
Artist No.3 - Abby Cork
Buckingham Artist No. 3 - Abby Cork
"I'm so excited being part of Bucks Open Studios for the first time this year and if you'd asked me 6 years ago that I'd be exhibiting and selling my artwork I would have laughed out loud!
My adventure into art came about through a conversation with Zoe Day, professional artist and owner of Buckingham Art School. We were chatting at the school gate one afternoon waiting to pick up our children and Zoe mentioned that she was running a parent and child art class locally and would I be interested in coming along with my son. As I loved art at school and I really liked the idea of doing something creative with my son I thought I'd give it a go. We had a great time at our first session and with Zoe's encouragement and belief in me I continued to learn and grow under her tutelage. (Thank's Zoe, you opened up my world). It's amazing to think that none of us know what's round the corner and opportunities can open up just from a casual conversation with a friend.
I've subsequently exhibited locally with BAFA (Buckingham Art for All), who are the local art group and who have a plethora of amazing talented artists.
Bucks Open Studios is a fantastic opportunity to see art in local communities and whether you are an artist yourself or just like to look at art then there is something for everybody so please support this wonderful event and may be it will inspire you to give it a go as you never know what could happen!"
Artist No. 2 - Emily Pool
Buckingham Artist No. 2 - Emily Pool
This is my third Bucks Open Studios and I can definitely say that it is getting a little less daunting each year! We have a wonderful group of artists again at The Woolpack this year and the pub is looking fantastic, with our artwork filling the walls.
This year I have been far more focused on printmaking after investing in some new tools and inks. The regular meetings of Bafa Buckingham Printmakers has certainly kept my creativity on its toes and as a result I am really pleased with the selection of work made for this years exhibition.
I have been particularly been inspired by a trip north of the border into the Highlands earlier in the year - as you might have guessed by 'Och Tousie' above, a six colour reduction lino, it kept me busy for a few weeks waiting for each layer to dry properly. Come by the pub when I am stewarding (See Website for the Rota) to see some more Linocuts in process along with some loose Watercolours and Acrylic Inks!