Open Studios

Pieces by Mary Else  who is exhibiting in Open Up 2013
Pieces by Mary Else who is exhibiting in Open Up 2013

It’s the second weekend of Open Up Sheffield 2013 offering the chance to meet artists across Sheffield and beyond in their natural habitats to find out what they do, why and how.

Walkley has a strong community of artists, many of whom have formed into a group called Walkley Edge”. to meet regularly and exhibit together including Open Up .

Their Open Studios make a trail through the centre of Walkley, from the Lodge House on Howard Road, along South Road and to Carr Road at the other end.

Lodge House is a natural health centre where four artists are showing work. Mandy Payne works in mixed media and print (etchings, Lino woodcuts) of urban landscapes, , Sarah Sharp produces narrative art through intaglio etching, stitch and paint, Katherine Rhodes’ figurative art depicts flowers, landscape and natural forms and Deborah Lee explores the emotional responses of familiar landscapes and objects.

Elsewhere, Mary Else will be exhibiting in her basement studio and garden at 2 Carfield Lane, Meersbrook. She works in mixed media, colour, texture, clay, metal, acrylic and textiles and cites her influences as “the materials I use Movement, natural forms and Marilyn Monroe.

At the the Orchard Centre on West Bar Green Saskia Palmer’s work includes traditional style portraits, wall art, embroidery, chalk pastel and printing, almost all figurative. ,

Val Hudson describes her paintings as “textural, intimate, paradoxical and poetic”. She will be in her studio at 49 Springfield Road, Barlow, Dronfield, on Saturday and Sunday. Sam Groom creates bold, colourful hand-made wood and lino-cut prints based on natural images such as trees and bird. She has a studio in her home at 23 Withens Avenue, Hillsborough. David Brightmore lives in North Wales but returns to his native South Yorkshire for Art in the Gardens and the Great Sheffield Art Show. He is back sharing a space in the Pavilion in the Botanical Gardens, on Clarkehouse Road with painter Helen Parsley.