Worcestershire Open Studios Blog

16 November 2021

Meet the Artist

Michelle Doidge

Art has always played a significant part in my life and I have been a practising artist for over 30 years. Most of my skills have been largely self-taught but also gained through amazing teachers at art classes that I have attended. My portfolio of work is ever expanding - both through my own experimentations as well as a number of private commissions.

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14 November 2021

Meet the Artist

Elaine Leslie

I have been creative since a very young age, probably inherited from my family. My granddad was a sign writer, my Uncle a carpenter and my Nana and Mother were seamstresses. I was horse mad and constantly drew horses and ponies in graphite. I won a national completion to design a health and safety poster at the tender age of nine. Then life got in the way, working full time, getting married a...

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3 October 2021

Meet the Artist

Lel Willetts

I’m a fused glass artist - always more of a creative than an artist as such - my thing is colour and I’m more about abstract than ‘pictures’…

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23 September 2021

Meet the Artist

Felicity Osborne

I started drawing and painting at the age of 13 yrs in evening classes, in Leominster Herefordshire, and found a subject that I felt confident in. When finishing school I moved onto an Art Foundation course and Shrewsbury, then progressed to a BA (Hons) in Hull, specializing in sculpture. After this, I ventured into the world of ceramics, and learnt to throw, eventually setting up as a potter a...

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16 September 2021

Meet the Artist

Karen Stone

My mother was a keen amateur artist, so from childhood I had access to all types of drawing and painting materials, and was encouraged to draw and paint in a variety of ways. On leaving school, I chose to pursue a career in design engineering, and was heavily involved in drawing designs for manufacture. This led to me becoming a technical illustrator which, in turn, led me to become a fr...

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4 September 2021

Meet the Artist

Frans Wesselman

Growing up in the Netherlands I was early on aware of and intrigued by the etchings of Rembrandt and The Hague School. As a compromise with my parents, who thought I should do something I could earn my living with, I initially trained as an art teacher, but soon found my way to the print room. I did teach briefly upon graduating but soon set of for Ireland, where I had a lovely time. However, l...

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