Worcestershire Open Studios Blog

29 July 2020

Meet the Artist

John Horton – Painter

I have always enjoyed painting and drawing. Most of my working life was in farming but I always found time for taking on commissions and exhibiting paintings locally as well as doing some illustration work. In 1994 life changed for me and I was able to concentrate full time on my painting, building a small studio /gallery and starting up a schedule of tutoring in watercolour workshops. I joined...

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23 July 2020

Meet the Artist

Trudi Foggo – Painter

Hello there, I am so going to miss opening up my house at the end of August. It has become one of the high spots in my year. So although I did my degree at Hereford College of arts 2004 to 2008 I still wasn't able to be an artist full-time until six years ago and since that time I have had exhibitions and even dipped my toe into Contemporary Art Fairs. Covid has unfortunately changed things b...

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3 July 2020

Meet the Artist

Nicola Currie – Painter

I have always had an interest in art - as a child I was surrounded by paintings and loved art lessons. Mid-career I went back to university to do a Fine Art Degree where I specialised in ceramics. I later returned to my first love of painting and did short specialist courses in oil painting, learning the traditional skills which have been used for centuries.

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26 June 2020

Video

Gillian Simpson – Wet in wet watercolour ‘Splashy Seagull’


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26 June 2020

Video

Gillian Simpson – A cheeky little seagull – in under a minute


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24 June 2020

Meet the Artist

Louise Hancox – Textile artist

I was born and raised in Worcestershire, in a lovely riverside village called Fladbury, between Pershore and Evesham, and not far from where I live now in The Lenches, with my husband and two sons. I love my home and have always had an interest in home furnishings and interiors. I started working with textiles after I gave up my role as teaching assistant in a local primary school a few years a...

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