On a beautiful sunny day in June, we caught up with Whittlesford artist, Val Pettifer in her newly transformed studio. We instantly fell in love with her colourful work...
When did you start practising your art?
It's that time of year when you start to see those bright yellow covetable brochures appearing in local shops and galleries, as once again Open Studios takes over Cambridge for 4 weekends in July. Karen and I were again delighted to be asked to visit and interview just a handful of the wonderful artists that take part in this locally-renowned event.
We start our series of interviews with painter John Pocock who's vibrant, light-filled paintings are a regular highlight of the Open Studio calendar....
In the last of our series of interviews with participating members of Cambridge Open Studios we speak to Illustrator Michelle Thompson.
Where did you originally train?
I studied for my degree at The Norwich School of Art and then a Masters at The Royal College of Art, both in Illustration.
You mostly work to commission, how do you cope with the deadlines?
In our series of interviews with members of Cambridge Open Studios we had the pleasure of meeting artist and printmaker Anna Pye whose work is inspired by the countryside, nature, maps and everyday objects.
Have you taken part in Open Studios before?
Kye Sook Park is a South Korean Artist who paints beautiful, ethereal paintings in indian ink on rice paper...
Where did you train?
In Korea BA for fine art and MA for fine art education but I have done many kind of art - oil painting, water colour , life drawing , print making, silk screen.
What is your preferred medium?
Second in our series of interviews with Open Studios artists, we meet up with wood engraver Andy English...
With Open Studios fast approaching we are delighted to bring you a series of interviews of some of the participating artists. This week we meet Amanda Macphail who runs Create a Plate from her studio in Cottenham.
You work is very colourful, what has influenced this?
Today we meet Cambridge Creative Network member Mary Mansfield...
When did you set up your interior design business?
I set up my interior design business in April 2007.
Have you always enjoyed interior design?
Today we speak to experienced PR Consultant Jo Riches, who gives us an insight to how important marketing is to even the smallest of businesses and individuals.
You have worked in marketing for over 15 years, tell us a little about your business.
Today we meet Helen Baynham, owner of Church Street Gallery in beautiful Saffron Walden...
How long has Church Street Gallery been in Saffron Walden?