Spotlight

Find out more about some of our exhibiting artists.

Spotlight on Christine Dodd

How did I get to be in the privileged position of being able to be part of Devon Open Studios and work as a full time artist? Well, it has surely been an eventful passage of time.  With no choice but to go into secretarial work at 17 for as my widowed mum said “you […]

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Spotlight on Pip Spoerry

  Having moved back to the South West after working first as a textile designer and then in Art and Design Education, I am returning to my earliest passion through my painting. My recent role was Head of Visual Arts at Nottingham Trent University, which although interesting and demanding, left very little time for my […]

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Spotlight on Judy Harington

I love experimenting and discovering new techniques. So the work on display for Devon Open Studios includes ink, acrylic and pastel work, mono prints and etchings, charcoal, ceramics and cyanotypes. There is also an installation entitled Wrapped featuring a giant ammonite made from plastic milk containers, fish encased in cling film, and a funereal lobster pot entrance […]

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Spotlight on Geoff Odgers

“I used to go to craft fairs as a caterer, and now I’m there selling my work. I’ve always been interested in art and creativity, and I’ve dabbled with a few things but this has really taken off. I’m delighted to be taking part in Devon Open Studios this year, when I’ll have chance to […]

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Rachael Jamieson

Spotlight on Rachael Jamieson

I’m alone. ‘I’m not lonely, I’m alone!’ – this is one of the saddest things I heard on Radio 4 during lockdown . It was a woman whose husband had just died of COVID and the anguish in her voice was absolutely heartrending.  I have tried to capture this raw emotion through a series of […]

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Dawn Jordan

Spotlight on Dawn Jordan

After running my own small fashion design business producing wedding dresses, then years as a college lecturer in Business Studies, I decided to follow my true passion for art in 2013. I undertook an Art Diploma and subsequently attended many short courses eg Central Saint Martin’s College, The Norfolk Painting School and several 3 day […]

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Spotlight on Zee Jones

Based in Devon, I am inspired by a love of the countryside and coastline around me and my life philosophy. I truly believe that the answer to a contented life is to give willingly and achieve the balance in life that is right for you, a “perfect balance”. I completed an art foundation course following […]

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Spotlight on Sonia Mogford-Abbot

Art for me is an exploratory and educational process in which I not only learn more about my subject but about myself too. I love to make art that evokes a feeling in me and in those that gaze upon it. I am an artist working in acrylics and this is my first year taking […]

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Spotlight on Helen Wheatley

I live behind one of those doors beside a shop, where a dark corridor gives way to a house and a garden stretching out behind. I was born in Tasmania but have lived most of my adult life in England, bringing up a family of three, all of whom now have children of their own. […]

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