ARTISTS in and around Evesham and Pershore are opening their doors to the public free of charge this August bank holiday weekend as part of the first Worcestershire Open Studios.
From August 29 to 31, painters, sculptors, printmakers, potters and stained glass artists invite the public to visit their studios and view their work in an informal setting.
There will be the chance to see how they create their work and to buy original art directly from the artist.
Most artists will be opening their homes to visitors, with locations throughout south Worcestershire. In Offenham, Wendy Stafford will welcome visitors to The Art Pad, where she makes fused and stained glass.
In Birlingham near Pershore, painter Karen Brighton specialises in equine and animal portraits. In Upton-upon-Severn, the Studio Gallery at Bridge House will feature the work of Gerald and Janice Savine and of the six art classes held at Bridge House.
Revills Farmhouse Café near Pershore and The Stables Tea Room in Upton are all partnering with the event to refresh weary art lovers.
Wendy Stafford said: “Worcestershire Open Studios is a great way to see the artist in their own surroundings.
“If you are fascinated by light, texture and colour why not visit my studio at the bottom of our thatched cottage garden,” she added.
Across the county, 70 artists are participating in Worcestershire Open Studios at 27 different venues.
Visit www.worcestershireopenstudios.org.uk for full details of participating artists and where to find them.