Worcestershire Open Studios Blog

28 April 2021

Meet the Artist

Kirstie Trobe – Painter

I studied Graphic Design at Southampton and worked in that field for several years before starting a family. 23yrs later I went to a Watercolour Class at my husband's suggestion to escape the drudgery of raising our 6 children, after a few years I was asked to help out with teaching the class and that's how my business initially developed. I taught at Worcester Arts Workshop and then ind...

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17 February 2021

Meet the Artist

Paul Burton – Sculptor

Art was my passion while at school (using many different media) and despite some real focused encouragement and mentoring at my school (at the ages of 14, 15 and 16) the local education authority funded a couple of youngsters (and I was one of them) to attend extra art tuition at the Victoria Institute. But even after this I found myself drifting into an engineering apprenticeship like most you...

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24 November 2020


Mark Zytynski – Westonbirt Exhibition

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'The joy of colour' collaborative project by Cherrie Mansfield and Richard Nicholls

11 October 2020

Blog article

The joy of colour

Painter Cherrie Mansfield, and fine art photographer Richard Nicholls have collaborated to create five stunning bespoke designs for Worcester’s outdoor gallery project in the heart of the city.

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16 September 2020

Meet the Artist

Louise Pilditch – Painter

The impulse to make marks has always been part of who I am. I have had 5 years of formal art education as well as a lifetime of drawing and painting.

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13 August 2020

Meet the Artist

Cherrie Mansfield – Painter

Growing up in West Sussex, I had a creative, colour-filled childhood. We didn’t have a TV so I had to find other ways to entertain myself. Whether it was drawing, colouring, painting by numbers, making candles or performing plays with my brother and friends in our front room, I usually had some sort of creative project on the go. In my art lessons at school I enjoyed experimenting wit...

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