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Art at the Castle inspired by medieval creatures, a gay earl and a pet tortoise

Medieval creatures, a gay earl and a pet tortoise have all inspired works of art at Powderham Castle. Artists Janec van Veen and Jane Perkins have created an exhibition called ‘Fabulous Beasts’, which takes its inspiration from Powderham’s heraldry and the fantastical creatures to be seen on the arms of chairs, on fireplaces, the feet […]

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2021 Spotlight on Rosie Sanders

I am known for my large exuberant paintings of flowers and have had several books published about them but I like to push the boundaries in both my painting and printmaking. My current exhibition, opening in London in early September, shows very large drawings of trees and woodlands in conte crayon, graphite and oil medium on […]

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2021 Spotlight on Christophe Szpajdel

As an internationally-recognised logo design artist, I have worked with countless metal bands but over the last years, I went further afield with commissions in the  mainstream. At this point the public has come to associate my name with metal logos because my designs have been frequently seen on screen like the Rihanna VMA awards […]

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2021 Spotlight on Belinda Reynell

I’m a contemporary landscape artist working in mainly oils and sometimes acrylics. I’m looking forward to Devon Open Studios more than ever this year. Over the last year there have been fewer art exhibitions so this one has become even more important and fun! My studio is located in a small hamlet surrounded by stunning […]

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2021 Spotlight on Jasmine Parker

I have always had a love for all things pretty and unique and feel the right ‘piece’ can bring so much joy and emotion, whether it’s to cheer someone up, remember a loved one, celebrate or express your feelings – the right piece is all you need.  I am extremely passionate about creating something that […]

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2021 Spotlight on Lisa Parkyn

I am an abstract artist based in Ottery St Mary. This is my third year taking part in Open Studios and the first time hosting from my home studio which is both exciting and a little bit scary. But I do enjoy meeting people who share my love of art and creativity so please do […]

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2021 Spotlight on Michael Hamilton

I was born and grew up in the Northeast of England. As a teenager in the 1970’s I was very aware of the decline in mining and shipbuilding. Having said that my first job was in a shipyard in Jarrow, cleaning welds ready for testing. Ten hours a day, covered in sweat and grime, sparks showering […]

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2021 Spotlight on Paul Moody

I am a landscape photographer living in Drewsteignton, Devon. The River Teign runs through a magnificent gorge about half a mile below me and I spend a lot of time in Fingle Woods that borders the river for about three miles. It’s very easy to get immersed in the beauty embedded in this woodland. If […]

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2021 Spotlight on Jane Hodgson

“Expressing a strong sense of physical energy, Jane Hodgson’s paintings use colour, light and surface to describe the natural world coupled with human emotions – love, fear, seeking, solitude, striving, hope, joy. Rather than creating a literal representation, she imbues each piece with the feelings of being human and part of the landscape”.  Jane Pine, […]

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