Feast your eyes as artists and craftspeople open up studios

Artists Laura and Ben Boswell from Winslow. 120530M-C474
Artists Laura and Ben Boswell from Winslow. 120530M-C474

THE time of year is approaching when artists all over Bucks throw open their studios free of charge to the public.

Bucks Open Studios is the largest visual arts event in the county. In June every year, more than 500 artists and makers, in over 150 different venues across Bucks open their studios and run exhibitions and events for the public to visit.

For two weeks, from June 9 to 24, artists and craftspeople in the Advertiser area will put their work on display, give demonstrations and allow visitors to see into their often solitary worlds.

And this year, the organising group is being chaired by Winslow husband-and-wife team Laura and Ben Boswell. Printmaker Laura Boswell is best known for her enamel murals around the Aylesbury town centre bus station, inspired by the local countryside. Photographer Ben Boswell works as a freelance consultant and writes for the photographic press.

In Buckingham, The Core Group has an art and craft exhibition in the Chantry Chapel. Zoe Day and Debs Last are exhibiting paintings at Buckingham Art School at Stowe Castle Business Park.

In Tingewick, there are displays from Cathy Read, textiles from Sara Fordy and oil paintings and photography from David Blaauw.

A group exhibition is on offer at Gawcott Church, while Tlws Johnson displays glass work and Paul Bursnall shows naive paintings in their studios.

In Winslow, open studios are being held by the Boswells, the Redfield Gallery and Paul Millichip and Shirley Bradford.

The Winslow & District Art Society is exhibiting at West Bourn, on Main Street, Padbury.

Opening dates and times vary. For full listings, pick up a brochure in local libraries and galleries or visit www.bucksopenstudios.org.uk