More artists open their studios this weekend in county's biggest art event

Bucks Free Press: Silk painting at NSIC Creatives Silk painting at NSIC Creatives

BUCKS Open Studios is now half way through. If you haven’t visited a studio yet, now is the time.

There are plenty of different styles to suit all tastes with more than 500 artists taking part.

Across the county artists have opened their studios to allow the public to view their art, and to buy if they so wish.

Following last week’s feature, here are just a few more artists taking part:

NSIC Creatives, Obsidian Gallery, Layby Farm, Old Risborough Road, Stoke Mandeville.

Mixed Media Creative Group, Open every day- weekdays 10am to 6pm and weekends 10am to 5pm.

PATIENTS from Stoke Mandeville’s National Spinal Injuries Centre will be showing off works of art, which they have produced as part of their rehabilitation. An exhibition at the Obsidian will showcase the work of around a dozen patients from the unit. The gallery has donated free wall space for the exhibition during its Bucks Open Studios event. On show will be a silk painting celebrating the Chinese year of the horse made by the group, wall hangings made from cut-up plastic bags fused with an iron and another from glass pieces; pottery bulrushes and acrylic paintings. Patient Eddie Coombs said: "Creating the mosaic was a completely new experience which also helped me improve my hand skills. Other arts and crafts have let me use my imagination and they have definitely been a mood-raising and fun part of my rehabilitation here at the NSIC."

Nicola Metcalfe, 212, Marlow Bottom, Marlow, SL7 3PR.

Vibrant contemporary illustration, June 9 to 20, during weekdays 11am to 2pm.

AN ILLUSTRATOR called Nicola Metcalfe has opened her studios for people to browse. It has been a successful year for the artist who has had her work accepted by Tate Modern and Britain to sell in their shops and online. Her colourful designs are available to buy from John Lewis and just recently Phoenix Trading have accepted one of her card designs, Snowy London, just in time to be included in their Christmas catalogue. The mum of two has also made a poster of her beloved Marlow. Go to www.nicolametcalfe.com for more details.

Wycombe Court Artists, Wycombe Court, Church Road, Lane End, HP13 3HG.

Mixed media, Open every day. Weekdays 1 to 5pm, Saturdays 1 to 5pm, Sundays 1 to 5pm

IF you head to Lane End you will find twelve artists working in a variety of media, painting, ceramics, sculpture, metal, glass, willow, wire and jewellery. The artists are Julie Wetenhall, Sue Fawthrop, Caroline Selvey, John Ashton, Sarah-Jane-Bennett, Tim Robinson, Steve Woodbridge, Heather Tobias, Lilly Henry, Sophia Gabbitas, James Ort and Richard Heron. They will be demonstrating their work in the studio daily, along with refreshments in aid of Bucks Search and Rescue, a stunning garden setting for the outdoor sculpture, a find the sculpture game for children and indoor gallery full of beautiful artworks.

But remember this is just a small selection of what is on offer. The event runs until June 22. Find out who is taking part here

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