Open studios put art on map

Amazing Amaryllis by Iain Harkess of South Rauceby.
Amazing Amaryllis by Iain Harkess of South Rauceby.

Art on the Map Open Studios event is back.

Now in its 16th year the Lincolnshire Open Studios event, Art on the Map, saw a successful group exhibition in Lincoln in February to whet the appetite of visitors.

Now artists and craft makers are preparing for their event which runs from Saturday, May 2, to Sunday, May 10, providing an opportunity for you to visit artists where they work.

Artists and crafts-makers from across the county will be ready to welcome visitors to their studios. One of the featured artists is Helen Webber, who says about her work: “Landscape is my subject but my real interest is the challenge of interpreting in paint. I love to experiment with creating imitative and actual texture, and marks, and I am constantly seeking different ways to speed up my practice to catch up with my many ideas for paintings.” 

The event is free and there is no pressure to buy – but it does also provide the opportunity to purchase original pieces of work directly from the artist or crafts-maker.

Free copies of the AOTM 2015 Directory are being distributed throughout Lincolnshire including libraries and art galleries. However, to see a digital version visit www.artonthemap.org.uk where you will find details of individual artists and their opening times.

Studios open locally include Iain Harkess (watercolour) at South Rauceby, Clive Redshaw (oils and acrylics) at Scopwick, Toni Watts (oils and acrylics) in Welbourn and the Carre Gallery in Sleaford.