Artists open doors to public

Artist Roy Holding at his studio in Towcester
Artist Roy Holding at his studio in Towcester

Artists are opening their doors to the public for a week to give visitors a glimpse into the creative process.

Almost 40 artists will take part in the South Northamptonshire Art Trail, now in its second year.

During the week long trail (from Saturday October 10 through to Sunday October 18) , as well as viewing the wide range of work, visitors will have a chance to meet the artists and watch them at work.

Painters, sculptors, jewellers, textile artists, photographers, ceramicists, glass artists and woodturners will be amongst those happy to answer questions about their work.

Venues on the trail include The Green Room Coffee Shop, the Courtyard Mews and the library in Brackley, Roy Holding Studios and Alan Muxlow Landscapes in Towcester, and St John’s Parish Church in Blisworth.

And much of the work on display will be for sale.

The artists will also be happy to discuss taking on private commissions.

Councillor Rosie Herring, SNC’s portfolio holder for community engagement and wellbeing, said: “Not only does the wealth of artistic talent working creatively in the district inspire us all, it also draws visitors to the area and encourages current residents to explore the district.”

Art Trail leaflets are available from The Forum in Towcester as well as from libraries, galleries, shops and restaurants.