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  • Writer's pictureAudrey Bowling

Less than One Month to Open Studios

Dunmow Art Group will hold its second Open Studios Trail in June with 21 artists taking part at locations across North West Essex. I will be taking part on, Friday 28th, Saturday 29th & Sunday 30th June with 21 artists taking part this year at locations across a 13-mile radius from Great Dunmow.

The Open Studios Trail offers art lovers the chance to visit artists’ working studios to buy original art directly from artists in an informal setting. But more importantly, it’s a chance to go behind the scenes, meet the artists & find out about their processes.

A downloadable brochure and Studio Map is available on the Dunmow Art Group website with more information available via @dunmowart group on Facebook & Instagram. Visitors can expect to see painting, drawing, ceramics, textiles, printmaking, willow work, woodwork, mixed media & encaustic.

Artists include printmaker Jacqui Eykelbosch in Ongar, professional sculpture ceramicists Linda Morris & son Peter Morris in Takeley. Dunmow artists include abstract & mixed-media artist (Dunmow Art Group chairperson) Audrey Bowling & artists Rosamund Ulph Christian Runacres at her studio. The Dourdan Pavillion, located on The Causeway in Great Dunmow, will also be hosting six painters, on Sat 29th &  Sun 30th between 10 – 4pm. Artists Carole & David PullenFabienne Hanley, Mandy Whittick, painter & model maker Daniel Hurst & showcasing the work of the late John Grimshaw, an accomplished painter of local farming scenes in particular containing scenes with working horses. Anne Oates’ Shepherd’s Hut studio in Bacon End & Roger Lawrence of Felsted, showing paintings of familiar places in the area, are both well worth a visit. As is Julie Bull, exhibiting for the first time with Open Studios in her beautiful garden studio in Stebbing. Tracey Ingram will be displaying her work in Flitch Green, Little Dunmow. Local artists Debbie Goodman joins fellow artist Liz Parker at her studio at Gallows Green. Douglas Paynes exquisite craftsmanship is on display at the Blake End Craft Centre, Rayne. Deb Harts wonderful willow work is found in Bocking, whilst Jo Mayo is exhibiting painting & ceramics at Blue Jacaranda Studio in Blackmore End.

All studios welcome families & have parking onsite or nearby.

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