Dorking Art Trail 19th September to 4th October

Six Dorking artists who are taking part in the Surrey Artist Open Studio event have decided to stay open even if the event does not go ahead. This event takes place 19 September to 4 October, 11am – 5pm. Studios are open on various days throughout this period, please check on Instagram @dorkingarttrail or www.surreyopenstudios.org.uk for further information. All the artists on the Dorking Art Trail will also be open by appointment outside these times.

This is a fantastic opportunity to meet local artists and makers, to find out more about their work, and buy directly from them. Genevieve Brown, Peter Westermann, Diana Croft, Jo Olney, Penny Green and Sarah Hudson are looking forward to sharing their new work with visitors.

Follow the Dorking Art Trail, which is walkable, and lose yourself among the wonderful pieces of art, from prints and woodturning to ceramics, in a safe socially distanced way. We ask that all visitors have face masks, hand sanitiser will be available.

Genevieve Brown’s work sits between abstraction and figuration and is anchored in the landscapes which have inspired her in her homes and in her travels. She loves vibrant colour, influenced certainly by living in India and Texas where the strong sun brings colour to life. She uses colour expressively to capture a feeling or mood. Follow Genevieve @genevievebrownart on Facebook or Instagram or visit her website:  www.genbrown.com      info@genbrown.com

Diana Croft produces mixed media paintings, rich in colour, texture and pattern, alongside linocuts, collagraph prints and stained-glass panels. Recent prints have been inspired by her immediate environment, be that a domestic still-life or the surrounding landscape particularly the rolling hills of the North and South Downs which she has translated into stylised linocuts and collagraphs. www.dianacroftart.com    dianacroft@yahoo.co.uk

Sarah Hudson is an artist and printmaker based in the Surrey Hills. She paints landscapes and still life and creates abstract monotypes. Sarah has a passion for colour and form, open spaces and intimate landscapes where her aim is that her one thought leads the viewer to experience something bigger than might be presented. Follow @sarah_hudson_studio and visit www.sarahhudson.net.

Peter Westermann is a woodturner. He does demonstrations on lathe turning logs into bowls, tops, plates, mice, apples etc. His aim is to make best use of the local wood. He enjoys making bark or natural edge bowls. These require the shape, figure, grain and size of log to all be exactly right. Oak, ash, yew, sweet chestnut, cherry and laburnum work well. peterwestermann@btinternet.com

Jo Olney paints intuitively and for pleasure. She is inspired by many things e.g. the landscape, beautiful vessels, and textiles. Her love for art and for making is lifelong. She also enjoys printmaking and embroidery, mostly hand stitching.  www.joanneolney.com   joanneolneyart@gmail.com

Penny Green will be showing a collection of figurative ceramics, candlesticks, decorated large and small plates and jugs. They are made in earthenware and decorated with coloured glazes, slips and silkscreen printing with the odd bit of gold lustre.  They are inspired by nature, myth, and dance. Alongside her ceramic work she is continuing to develop her drawing and printmaking. www.pennygreenceramics.co.uk

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