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Welcome to the 11th Wirral Open Studio Tour
After the disappointment of last year’s cancellation, we are glad to be able to once again invite you into our studios to meet the wide range of local artists and makers right
across Wirral who are showcasing their work.
The weekend is an excellent opportunity to talk first- hand to the artists about their work, their inspiration
and processes, and to view the art in the environment in which it is created. Or you can just enjoy wandering through the various venues attempting to answer that
eternal question ‘What do artists do all day?’.
Our artists work in a variety of disciplines including painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, ceramics,
glass, textiles and jewellery; so whatever you are interested in, there will be something for you. Much of
the work on show will be for sale so you can, if you wish, take away a piece of original artwork to treasure.
To find out more about the talented artists taking part in the 2021 tour visit our website:
Studios will be open 10am-5pm Saturday 11th & Sunday 12th September 2021 with the exception of West Kirby Arts Centre
(see page 31 for details) and the Williamson Art Gallery (see page 10 for details).
Parking The majority of our studios are in artist’s homes with no dedicated parking. On street parking is available unless
otherwise indicated but please be aware that the immediate area around a studio will get busy over the weekend and
please park considerately.
Disabled Access We regret there is only very limited disabled access to our studios as the majority are located in artists’ homes. Please
contact us at [email protected] if there is a particular studio you would like to visit and we will do our best to help if we can.
Covid-19 Please refer to our website for Covid-19 guidelines for our
venues. Many of our artists are opening their homes so please be patient and respect the guidelines they ask you to follow when visiting, such as asking you to wear a mask, or to
wait before entering if a venue is already full.
All information correct at time of going to press but if we have learned anything over the last year, it is that things can change at short notice. Please check our website wirralarts.com for updates especially if you
are making a special trip for a particular studio.
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Don’t miss the 12th Wirral Open Studio Tour on Saturday 11th & Sunday 12th June 2022. Save the date!
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Bromborough Artists 1 Susan Myers 6 1 Clare Shaughnessy 6
Oxton Artists 2 Lynda Roberts 8 2 Gill Curry 8 3 Slip & Tickle 9 4 Carol Emmas 9 5 David Jones 10 5 Landlines Studio 10 5 LiWei Chen 10 5 Karen Lawrence 11
Birkenhead Artists 6 Ken Burnley 12 6 Denise Dooley 12 6 Julie Evans 12
New Brighton & Wallasey Artists 7 Angela Byrne 13 7 Breda Whyte 13 8 Janine Pinion 14 8 Marcus Leon Drummond 14
Upton Artists 9 Scott McNally 15
Meols Artists 10 Barbara Meynell 16 10 Chrissie Smith 16 11 Graham Thew 17
Hoylake Artists 12 Jane Gordon 19 12 Mo Chalk 19 13 Beth Sheldrake 20 13 Alison Butler 20 13 Jo Vickers 20 13 Lesley Weyman 21 13 Pam Pauling 21 13 Simon Purcell 21 14 Ling Warlow 22 15 Sue Meyerhoff Sharples 22 16 Marianthi Lainas 23
16 Anjo Designs 23 17 Oke Ugonna 24 18 Berno Smit 24 19 Karen Lester 25 20 Xitina Ferrés Zendrera 25 21 Brian Ewart 26 22 Rachel Peters 26
West Kirby Artists 23 Jo Smith 28 23 HeB Designs 28 23 Fiona Hardman 28 23 Elaine Hackett 29 24 Jenny Bache 30 24 Mark Reeves 30 24 Gaynor Davies 30 25 Istra Toner 31 25 Julie Lawrence 31 26 Rae Howard 32 27 Jenny Dunlop 32 27 Jessica Slack 32 28 Laura Weston 33 29 Amanda Oliphant 33 30 Jeff Adams 34
Caldy Artists 31 Helen Smith 35 31 Bill Fletcher 35
Heswall Artists 32 Jo Burton 37 33 Ann Lewis 38 33 Rachel James 38 33 Jimbo 38 33 Margi Adams 39 34 Jude Gill 40 34 Clare Watson 40 35 Linda Edward 41 35 Julie Campbell 41
Parkgate Artists 36 Louise Flood 42 36 Pamela Stokes 42
Ledsham Artists 37 Julie McLean 43
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Susan Myers Mixed Media Artist
Taking inspiration from the colour and textures of the fabulous flowers and landscape of Wirral, I create a variety of images using several different mediums; from soft watercolours to bold contemporary oils and acrylics, and stunning paintings and wall hangings with dyes on silk.
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Clare Shaughnessy Mixed Media Artist
Wonderfully soft depictions of British birds and wildlife in coloured pencil that perfectly capture the beauty, character and natural movement of the gorgeous subjects.
Website clareshaughnessy.co.uk
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Slip & Tickle Ceramicist/Potter
I’m a potting enthusiast who has flirted with clay over several decades. I focus on quirky, decorative, functional ware for the individual seeking a little artisan joy. While each item I make is a one-off, ‘families’ of similar items can be produced. Priceless Imperfection!
Website slipandtickle.co.uk
Carol Emmas Photographer
My work is produced photographically, from textures that have been affected by the elements (such as oxidised metals and peeling paint), or from the elemental (i.e. fire, water and light). The result is imagined abstracted images or landscapes that aim to capture our ephemeral emotion.
Website carolemmas.com
Kent Street Studio, Kent Cottage,
Kent Street, Oxton CH43 6TX
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Lynda Roberts Mixed Media Artist
Lynda’s richly layered multimedia collages feature both the architectural and natural landscape. Bold geometric tiling from Marrakesh and the Alhambra Palace; from Venice colourful Venetian Architecture and canals; temples in remote Nepal and closer to home rocky shores of Bardsey Island.
Website lyndarobertsart.co.uk
Gill Curry Printmaker
During the past twenty years Gill has specialised in a variety of print methods and exhibited locally, nationally and internationally. Gill was recently Artist in Residence at the Neurological unit at the Walton Centre and in mental health settings. She prints at the Bluecoat Studios.
Glenmore Rd
Templemore Rd
David Jones Mixed Media Artist
David works in pen and wash whilst urban sketching; pieces start life in sketch journals which will be on display. Further work being maps, watercolour, with recycled materials to produce 3D work taking inspiration from metropolis, maritime and the home.
Website toomanypenguin. wordpress.com
LandLines Studio Visual Artists
Angela and Nicky of Landlines Studio work in collaboration, gathering raw materials such as rocks, soil, clay and botanical matter which they hand process into fine pigments, natural dyes and paint. Harnessing these earth colours, they create site specific, abstract work on both canvas and silk.
LiWei Chen Traditional Chinese Artist
LiWei Chen was born in the city of Kunming in Yunnan province, south west of China, a culturally diverse province. She is a traditional Chinese paint and calligraphy artist, inspired by nature: by flowers and trees, birds and animals, fish.
Website liweiohare.wixsite.com/ phoenix-
Karen Lawrence Photographer
I create stunning land and seascapes of the Wirral coastline, capturing the raw power of the sea. I also make one of a kind Polaroid images; the very nature of the film brings a unique quality to every image and every ‘lift’ has its own individuality, creasing and tearing in different ways.
Website spikeymousephotography.com
Open Saturday & Sunday 10:30-5pm.
Ken Burnley Printmaker
Ken has spent all his life in the printing industry as a compositor and typographer. He helped set up the Museum of Printing within Amorini Antiques Centre where he uses the printing equipment to create both formal and informal prints using traditional letterpress techniques.
Denise Dooley Ceramicist/Potter
I create hand-built ceramics both functional and decorative. I also spend time oil painting, drawing and crafting. One of my recent projects has been the genre of Steampunk encouraged by my hate of throwing things away and love of cycling which enables me to re'cycle' spare parts.
Website denisedooleyartistand maker.co.uk
Angela Byrne Contemporary Artist
Two dimensional works on paper and canvasses in acrylics, pencils, water based oils and chalks. Light on water, reflections and structure are often represented. Using a limited palette or monochromatic the work references local history and nature.
Julie Evans Interdisciplinary Artist
Whether a card, house or mobile, each piece is unique as I challenge myself to use as many ‘found’ materials as possible. I love giving another life to things like local driftwood, pallet wood, papers and fabrics. Because of this, a) I don't mass produce, b) less waste!
Breda Whyte Interdisciplinary Artist
Through painting, I seek to depict ideas in an aesthetically pleasing way. I also experiment with the possibilities allowed through different application techniques. In a painting, meanings are extra layers, not the foundation. I draw inspiration from sources outside of the art world.
Website bredawhytearts.com
Birkenhead Amorini Antiques Centre, 1 Hamilton Street, Birkenhead CH41 6DJ
On-site parking, follow the signs on the roundabout.
New Brighton & Wallasey 2 Westmoreland Road, New Brighton CH45 1HU
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Janine Pinion Painter
I use watercolour to explore light and tone in remembered landscapes; spaces for reflection and engagement with nature through the flow of pigments and water. Definition, obscured by mist, shadow or distance, seems to reflect the wonder that I feel in wilder places.
Website janinepinion.com
Marcus Leon Drummond Woodworker
By using greenwood working techniques, the process of splitting wood rather than sawing, allowing the wood to follow the grain, I create unique pieces of furniture that pays homage to the original source. All my work is handmade using only native woods, minimising impact on the natural environment.
Website marcusleondrummond.com
3 Zig Zag Road, Wallasey CH45 7NY Upton 57 Elm Avenue, Upton CH49 4NP
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Scott McNally Contemporary Artist
I am a fine artist working with pencils and pastels, both colour and graphite. I take commissions in all subjects including portraiture, wildlife, pet art and architecture. I also produce work for my own personal portfolio and have prints of these available for people to purchase.
Website scottgmcnallyart.com
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Barbara Meynell Mixed Media Artist
I work primarily with textiles hand painting silk scarves and creating designs on fabric, but I also enjoy other mediums including oil and cold wax, pastel and watercolour. Some of my paintings are based on familiar landscapes, while others pursue a theme and become more experimental.
Website scenicsilks.co.uk
Chrissie Smith Glass Artist
Making fused glass panels inspired by sketchbook images has been a rewarding challenge. It has led to improvisations with glass pieces, powders and fine glass suspensions that permit pen and brush strokes. Now, my ongoing acrylic paintings are guiding me towards a more abstract style of glass work.
Meols 22 Cleveley Road, Meols CH47 8XP
29 Forest Road, Meols CH47 6AS
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Graham Thew Contemporary Artist
Graham works primarily in watercolour with both a traditional approach and an eye for experimentation. His work has been exhibited across the North-West and he recently appeared on the BBC programme ‘Home Is Where the Art Is’. He is a keen urban sketcher and runs the Wirral Urban Sketchers Group.
Website grahamthewart.uk
Cleveley Rd
Derwent Rd
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Jane Gordon Textile/Fibre Artist
Jane makes bespoke costume and props in her Hoylake Studio and creates unique and decorative crafts such as cushions, bags and felt badges using up-cycled fabrics. She also designs zero waste sewing patterns for dressmakers.
Website craftersandmakers.com
Mo Chalk Textile/Fibre Artist
Mo is a quilter, using her love of fabrics and colour to create beautiful patchwork quilts.
The Parade Community Centre, 31 Hoyle Road, Hoylake CH47 3AGHoylake
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Lesley Weyman Contemporary Artist
Our beautiful coastline and nature are the inspiration for my paintings. I would describe my style as contemporary although my art is constantly evolving and growing. I use a variety of materials including acrylic paint, alcohol inks and digital software.
Website lesleyweymanart.com
Beth Sheldrake Painter
Layers of oil and acrylic mixed to create colours and movement that capture the seasons, the ever changing weather and beautiful seascapes of Hoylake.
Pam Pauling Mixed Media Artist
My colourful pieces of work use an eclectic mix of fabrics, vintage maps, postcards and other recycled items that people may ordinarily throw away. Whether I am creating artwork or jewellery, every little scrap or corner of postage stamp, fabric, or paper is kept for a project, nothing is wasted.
Jo Vickers Painter
Having created my acrylic 'scapes' for the last five years, I am currently using a new material, Jesmonite. I am exploring the potential to create new textures and surfaces with this material, and have begun to create abstract, sculptural pieces.
Website jovickersart.com
Simon Purcell Visual Artist
I am a Wirral-based photographer and trained drone pilot. I love the stunning Wirral coastline and capturing its beauty as it changes throughout the seasons. I will often be found chasing the sunset in search of the perfect image.
Website simonjoseph photography.co.uk
Rudd Street Workshop, Hoylake CH47 2DX
On the corner of Rudd Street and Wood Street, next to 31 Rudd Street.
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Alison Butler Contemporary Artist
Working in a variety of mediums, including mixed media and digital, Alison explores the local landscape and architecture. In her mixed media pieces Alison uses layers and texture to explore architectural details, links to the past, light and space; whilst her digital pieces focus on landscape.
Website alisonbutlerart.com
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Ling Warlow Visual Artist
I am driven to create botanical sculptures of British wildflowers to inspire the viewer to look closely. A simple, wayside plant which grows from a single seed may require over 1000 hand cut pieces and take weeks to recreate. Through my practice I aim to honour the miracle of nature.
Website paperbydragonfly.com
Marianthi Lainas Mixed Media Artist
Living a stone's throw from the beach, my work is inspired by the transient beauty of the littoral landscape. I combine photographic techniques with mixed media processes, most recently working at the strandline with light- sensitive papers and back in the studio with wax, fibres, pastels and paint.
Website marianthilainas.com
Sue Meyerhoff Sharples Painter
My paintings and prints are a response to the landscape. I love the freedom of working spontaneously on location, watching the changing moods of the view and the interaction of the rain, wind, sun on the environment. I explore colour, form, space through the medium of acrylic and oil paints.
Website susanmeyerhoff sharples.com
Anjo Designs Jeweller
Anjo Designs are a husband and wife partnership based on the Wirral who combine the traditional methods of chainmail with modern designs to create bespoke jewellery. Everything they produce is hand crafted with precision, taking reference from historic chainmail and traditional techniques.
Website anjodesigns.co.uk
13 Avondale Road, Hoylake CH47 3AR
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Oke Ugonna Painter
My work splits into two categories: portraiture and landscapes. My landscapes are inspired by abstract expressionism and vary in terms of this abstraction. I work in acrylics and oils and focus on the architecture of Wirral and Liverpool, and on friends and family.
Karen Lester Jeweller
We regret that Karen is unable to take part this year.Berno Smit
Woodworker
I handcraft visually stimulating, tactile yet functional items including large and small pieces such as coffee tables, clocks, bowls & chopping boards. My unusual process uses off-cuts to deliberately create colour contrasts showing the wood's end grain. The items are designed to be cute and retro.
Website thewoodsmit.etsy.com
Xitina Ferrés Zendrera Contemporary Artist
My work consists primarily of mixed media creations that explore the diverse expressive potential of colour.
Website xitinaferres.com
on Grove Place.
Hoylake CH47 2BB
Brian Ewart Painter
My area of greatest interest is abstract art. I use a fairly wide repertoire of media, but my preferred medium is oil paint, although pastels also feature strongly in my work. I enjoy experimenting with mixed media in my work which often produces unusual and unexpected results!
Rachel Peters Ceramicist/Potter
At the beginning of my acquaintance with clay I focused largely on making practical pieces. I quickly realised however that I did not want to focus too much on dishes and was rather more interested in larger sculptural and figurative forms and vessels.
Montrose Court Hobbies Room, 1 Market Street, Hoylake CH47 2AP
7 Airlie Road, Hoylake CH47 4AB
West Kirby
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HeB Designs Contemporary Artist
I am an artist and illustrator with a love of the drawn line, decorative arts, form and pattern and all things nature. My work has strong linear elements using mixed media processes including collage, typography, painting and drawing on themes of nature, landscapes, birds, animals, dogs and family.
Elaine Hackett Illustrator
Inspired by nature my work has a fresh, whimsical quality with a colourful yet subtle palette, working in acrylic, I depict wildlife in landscapes/seascapes, working in a slightly naive style using distortion of scale to evoke a hint of nostalgia.
Website elainehackettart.co.uk
Jo Smith Mixed Media Artist
Evocative local landscapes which explore a deep connection to earth, sea and sky, honouring the passage of time and beauty in impermanence , expressed through pastels, seawatery inks and oils with cold wax. Earthy and organic jewellery using nature's treasures; stone, pearls, clay.
Website josmithart.com
Fiona Hardman Woodworker
I create woodcarving from reclaimed materials and felt hats, scarves, and booties.
5 Lingdale Road, West Kirby CH48 5DG
Lingdale Rd
Riversdale Rd
24 24 24
Mark Reeves Photographer
I use my camera to create artistic impressions of things that I find around me, usually scenes within the landscape. Many of the prints I am exhibiting depict sailing on the marine lake in West Kirby. My work comprises framed and unframed limited edition prints and greetings cards.
Website markreevesphotography. co.uk
Jenny Bache Botanical Artist
Using watercolour paint, put on in many thin layers, I seek to express how the plant or fungi I am studying works, how it grows, enjoying its colour, form and even how it changes throughout time. Sometimes I make lots of drawings in preparation before painting begins
Website jennybotanicals.co.uk
Gaynor Davies Interdisciplinary Artist
My artworks begin life as photographs. Using a variety of camera techniques to interpret what I see, I may then use digital brushes and tools to create a scene which is part-real, part- imagination. My work is colourful and graphic and is sold as limited-edition wall art and greetings cards.
Website gaynordavies photography.co.uk
Entrance on Grainger Avenue.
Istra Toner Painter
My work is a spontaneous response to places I know; to sand, water and sky; to issues close to my heart including people living with cats, and recently the question of living with Coronavirus. My favourite technique is acrylic and collage on board, canvas and paper.
Website istrauistri.blogspot.com
Julie Lawrence Painter
I make drawings and oil paintings which reference the fleeting nature of light experienced during my daily walks to the West Kirby coast.
Website julielawrencelandscapeartist.com
West Kirby Arts Centre, 29 Brookfield Gardens, West Kirby CH48 4EL
Open Sat 12-5pm/Sun 10-4pm. No on street parking on Brookfield Gardens.
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Jessica Slack Contemporary Artist
Jessica Slack is a contemporary abstract artist, mostly inspired by colour and nature. Jessica's paintings capture feelings of joy, wonder and freedom, reflected in her bold use of colour, texture and abstract mark marking.
Website jessicaslack.com
Amanda Oliphant Contemporary Artist
Capturing landscapes that sit between realism and abstraction (semi- abstract) it’s the journeys we have taken along an eroded footpath, clambering over ancient stone walls, navigating through dense woodland - compositions that develop over time using layering and mark making techniques
Website amandaoliphant.co.uk
Jenny Dunlop Illustrator
Jenny’s unique style is fun and colourful, combining watercolours with LIBERTY fabrics, machine stitching and added sparkle. She is known for her quirky interpretations of the family pet, local landmarks and the places you didn’t even know you needed to visit!
Website jennydunlopart.com
Laura Weston Mixed Media Artist
I am an applied artist who works across a variety of creative processes including printmaking, needlefelting, textile art and painted ceramics. My work is inspired by living close to the Lake and the beach - all the nature and pattern I see when walking.
15 Park Road, West Kirby CH48 4DN
15 Church Road, West Kirby CH48 0RL
'apo art' Studio/Work- shop, 156b Banks Road,
West Kirby CH48 0QB Entrance on Alexandra
Road behind Hectors Sandwich Shop.
Church Rd
Ashton Dr
Rae Howard Visual Artist
I’m a textile designer and teacher. I’m interested in depicting everyday life, I love to sketch people, animals, trees, flowers, bicycles and chairs. I translate the drawings into screen printed and stitched textiles. I make wall pieces alongside a range of products such as t-shirts and cushions.
Website rachaelhoward.com
Egerton Dr
Princes Ave
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Column Road
Fleck Lane
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Jeff Adams Illustrator
I am a graphic artist. My current project is a graphic novel about the lives of my dogs, Doris and Nellie. My last completed work was a graphic book about iconic pine trees in West Kirby and Bethlehem. I research into creative education and regularly publish books, papers and videos.
16 Boundary Road, West Kirby CH48 1LF
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Helen Smith Glass Artist
I work with kiln formed glass, creating beautifully tactile contemporary glass art and accessories inspired by our coast. Everything is created in my home studio - come along and find out about the processes involved in working with glass.
Website helen-smith.com
Bill Fletcher Sculptor
My current work comprises indoor and garden sculpture, low relief semi sculptural wall art and abstract geometric paintings. For my sculpture I prefer to use materials which are used or found and my process is building rather than removing material. My work is primarily abstract or semi abstract.
Caldy 69 Caldy Road, Caldy CH48 2HX
The studio is directly opposite the turning for Croft Drive West.
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Jo Burton Sculptor
I am a sculptor who hand carves beautiful, tactile, unique pieces based on abstract shapes, natural forms and the human body. I also make hand carved pendants, earrings and incorporate silver plate woven wire, driftwood and sea glass to make natural, organic, highly individual jewellery.
Website joburtonwoodcarver.com
24 Radnor Avenue, Heswall CH60 7ST
Studio accessed via path at the side of the house. Heswall
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Rachel James Mixed Media Artist
I am a mixed media artist based in Heswall working in both 3D and 2D. My work is usually a direct and intuitive response to the environment.
Margi Adams Jeweller
I design and hand make jewellery using a variety of techniques which I have developed over the past 30 years. I enjoy combining fine silver and semi- precious stones with glass, ceramic, textiles, crochet and reclaimed components from vintage jewellery to create unique pieces of wearable art.
Ann Lewis Interdisciplinary Artist
Drawing for me is one of the most fundamental activities that should never be understated or discarded. It’s an ongoing process that can be experimented with in so many different ways. A discipline to be loved and explored from the simplest of ideas to the more complex expressions.
Jimbo Interdisciplinary Artist
I have ideas by using materials. I use a six colour primary system which provides me with a six secondary colour palette. I have no preferences aesthetically. I love the childlike of minimal and the maximal of the radiant playful. I see it all as a journey.
Blue Moon Gallery, 182 Telegraph Road, Heswall CH60 0AJ
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Clare Watson Ceramicist/Potter
I create ‘Wonderfully Wonky’ hand built ceramic curios. I use stoneware clay which I texture with my own handmade stamps and tools. Each piece is unique with different textures, colours and decoration.
Julie Campbell Contemporary Artist
The artwork is created to be non-objective. The aim is to create work that represents an emotional and transient response to the landscape and nature. The main inspiration for the creative process is the local scenery, particularly the estuary. Each painting starts with sketches.
Jude Gill Ceramicist/Potter
Jude creates intricate ceramic forms inspired by the natural world, using porcelain to record and explore details that are often overlooked.
Linda Edward Painter
I paint in oils on canvas finding inspiration from the estuary coastline, woodlands and fields, and the boundless beauty of nature. I also enjoy painting portraits and animals, aiming to capture individual character and expression. Colour and light are key elements in my work
The Barn, Pye Rd, Heswall CH60 0DB 14 Seabank Rd, Lower Heswall CH60 4SW
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Louise Flood Painter
Lou likes to explore lots of different types of subject matter so you'll always be presented with an eclectic mix of work in different mediums. Expect anything from seascapes or florals or fantasy to abstract art.
Julie McLean Visual Artist
I am a professional artist and art tutor providing classes and workshops in my studio/gallery in South Wirral. I work mainly in watercolours, acrylics and mixed media, inspired by mountains, moorlands and coastal scenes, wildlife art and nature in detail.
Website thesandpiperstudio.co.uk
Pamela Stokes Mixed Media Artist
Working with pencil, Inktense pencils, water colour and acrylics, I draw figure studies which are then sectioned in order to produce detailed three- dimensional areas that not only create illusions of depth but emotional impact, capturing some of the personality of the model.
Parkgate Longmeadow, Wood Lane, Parkgate CH64 6QZ
Please enter Wood Lane from Earle Drive. Plenty of parking.
Ledsham The Sandpiper Studio, Badgers Rake Lane, Ledsham CH66 8PF
Directions: Follow the brown signs to Foxes Riding School; when you turn in to Foxes the studio is straight ahead.Badgers Rake Ln
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In Memoriam Robert Blackburn
Our regular visitors will be saddened by the news that Bob Blackburn, a talented artist and true gentleman who took part in many Wirral Open Studio Tours, passed away since our last event at the age of 92.
For those who didn’t know him, he worked for many years as a respected teacher of art, whilst also pursuing his own creative path, painting mainly in oils. Throughout his long career, he held many one-man shows across Wales and North West England.
Bob joined the Wirral Open Studio Tour in 2010 and opened his house in Meols each year until 2017, enthusiastically welcoming the many, many visitors who loved to see his work. Although failing health meant that latterly he was unable to take part in the Tour, he still felt compelled to create and, with the help of his carer, was able to continue to paint.
Rest in peace Bob, and thank you for sharing your love of art with so many.
25 -26 Sept & 2-3 Oct 2021
Friendship and New Beginnings An Art Trail in Wirral Churches
stepping forward together out of lockdown..
Follow the Trail from Birkenhead to West Kirby See the work of local artists in more than fifteen
beautiful Churches Architecture, history and heritage for the whole
family to explore Find out about the amazing things our local churches,
schools and communities achieve by working together
Come along to meet friends old and new!
Free entry Detailed programme and map available from 1 September at
participating churches and local outlets or download from our website
www.wirralfestivaloffirsts.org.uk E:[email protected]
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Pleased to support the Wirral Open Studios Tour.
Visit our Emporium and see ceramics, handicraft and printing artisans at work. View our Summer Exhibition and Museum of Printing. Browse our three floors and 10 rooms crammed full of antiques, collectables, arts and crafts.
FREE PARKING - OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK 10AM – 5PM 1 Hamilton Street Woodside Birkenhead Wirral CH41 6DJ T: 0151 539 2211 E: [email protected] amoriniantiquescentre.co.uk | amoriniantiques
www.amoriniantiquescentre.co.uk
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