Brush up on artists in Eydon and Upper Stowe

Sue Rudland
Sue Rudland

Artists in venues including Eydon and Upper Stowe will be opening up their galleries for a nine day event starting on Saturday, October 8.

The South Northamptonshire Art Trail 2016 runs until Sunday, October 16.

For the third year of this event, there will be more than 40 local artists giving people a glimpse of the creative process when they open their doors to the public or exhibit their work at various venues across the south of the county.

During the trail, as well as viewing the wide range of work, people will have the opportunity to meet the artists, and in many cases watch them at work.

Painters, sculptors, jewellers, textile artists, photographers, ceramicists, glass artists, wood-turners and more will be happy to answer questions about their work as visitors explore the studios and creative spaces throughout the district.

Work on display is often for sale and the Art Trail is a chance for artists to take commissions.

Particular highlights include Roy Holding’s huge Tuscan landscapes in his Towcester studio, and in contrast, Penny German’s still-life daily paintings in Caldecote.

At Blisworth, Ruth Lyne will be showing glass jewellery inspired by the sea alongside a variety of 2D work by members of Blisworth Art Group.

While at Silverstone, Linda John’s ethereal sculptures will be on display in Rookery Farm Studios and garden.

There will be seven other artists at the studios and eight at Silverstone Methodist Chapel.

Other venues taking part in the trail include Brackley, Potterspury, Greatworth, Milton Malsor and Hartwell.

For further information, or to download an Art Trail leaflet with a map of the venues, visit www.arts-sn.org.uk.