Cambridge Open Studios at Landbeach tithe barn – a great success!

July 9 & 10 saw over 170 visitors view artworks by more than a dozen local and regional artists working in a wide range of media.

The wonderfully atmospheric Landbeach tithe barn and the fine weather made for a perfect location to take in and admire this display of East Anglian talent.

The exhibition included works by Cambridge Drawing Society members Rob Ellis (watercolours), Naomi Tomkys (oil paintings) and Rita Morton (linocuts). Others included Mary B Fraser (mixed media work, calligraphy and printmaking); Louis Hopper Marek (photography); John Stephenson, Manda Barnes and Pete Bucktrout (life drawing/painting); Gurpran (Bunny) Rau (abstracts) and last but by no means least, Tithe Barn trustee Melanie Hale (oil painting & printmaking).

In addition there was fine art basketry by Geraldine Poore, Melanie Hart and Sally Roach, wire sculptures by Manda Barnes, plus some interesting vitrines (display cases) by Victoria Smith. Watercolourist Rob Ellis also has made beautiful guitars and brought two of his instruments, inviting visitors to play them. At the end of the two days 12 artworks had been sold, including three photo prints by 17 year-old Louis, clearly a young talent with great potential.

John Stephenson’s work proved popular with three sold

Open Studio – Ready and waiting for visitors

Some examples of the work displayed by other artists are below.

Manda Barnes

Portrait of the artist as a tree (Rob Ellis)
Mary Fraser
Melanie Hale
Louis Hopper Marek
Rita Morton
Geraldine Poore

All artwork images copyright to artist. Used with permission.