Art, nature and cake – what more could you want?
COLLEGE Lake Artists, an exciting, disparate group of artists and makers will once again be exhibiting at College Lake Nature Reserve during Bucks Open Studios.
And this years there will be even more talented people, who are some of the area’s leading specialists in their fields, exhibiting between June 10 and 25.
Niki Bell’s painting and print making is of British wildlife and farm animals, which are strong and have an element of wildness about them.
Kerry Newth is an award-winning Contemporary jeweller whose work is influenced by the natural world, growth patterns, seed formations but especially the sea.
Linda Cavill’s paintings and ceramics are inspired by her native Scotland and her travels further afield.
Nigel Thompson’s beautiful stoneware tableware has great depth of colour in blues and bronzes, and Shirley Jones is mad about textiles, working with fine fabrics such as silk and lace, including lots of embellishment with embroidery or beading by hand.
Louisa Stobbs’s passion for outdoor photography is in the art she sees all around, her year-round love for colour, light and texture show in every picture.
Hazel Godfrey is a contemporary willow weaver, inspired by the beauty and versatility of natural materials. Jenny Hoole makes beautiful individual fused glass dishes, jewellery, coasters, studio glass and wall art, her inspiration coming from her fashion industry background.
Bucks Open Studios is the largest visual arts event in the country; more than 500 artists and makers open their studios and run free exhibitions and events for the public to visit, in over 200 different venues.
College Lake Artists are open throughout Bucks Open Studios from Saturday 10 to Sunday 25 June, 10am to 4pm.
Don’t miss this opportunity to visit College Lake, soak up the wonderful atmosphere of the nature reserve, enjoy first class artists and makers, and round off your visit with some delicious home made cake at the excellent Badger Cafe.