The artists and where they are

By Ann Bushell.
By Ann Bushell.

A group of artists in north Northumberland are teaming up this summer to open their studios up to the public over a weekend.

North Northumberland Open Art Studios will take place from Friday, August 31, to Monday, September 2, and will feature an array of artists working in different mediums.

By Linda Gibbons.

By Linda Gibbons.

This is their second annual open studios event, and those involved hope art-lovers will have a great day out visiting their homes, studios and pop-up gallery, as well as exploring all this very beautiful area of the countryside has to offer.

Nestling in the foot of the Cheviot hills, textile artists Jane Jackson and Helen Cowans are opening a pop-up gallery in Wooler with Linda Gibbons who works with stained glass, often incorporating found glass and materials into her designs, which are largely based on the local environment.

Jane specialises in brightly-coloured work made from Harris Tweed, while Helen’s pieces range from 3D structures to wall hangings.

In Lowick, Margaret Kenny will be selling rag rugs made from recycled materials along with contemporary collages by mixed-media artist Penny Cuthbert.

You will also find wildlife artist Jane Harbottle’s studio around the corner.

Originally from Australia, Jane describes herself as being inspired by nature and the outstanding Northumberland countryside.

Landscape photographer David Green and watercolour artist/sculptor Ann Bushell will also be opening their purpose-built Waymark Studio in the tiny hamlet of Kentstone.

Ann specialises in paintings of horses, dogs and other animals while David uses no digital work in his traditional photos.

Entrance to all studios, which will be open from 10am to 5pm, is free and light refreshments will be available at all venues.