Somerset Art Works Open Studios 2021: The Artists Behind the Work

September 29, 2021

Representing one of its largest events to date, Somerset Art Works (SAW) Open Studios 2021 is in full swing, celebrating over 300 artists’ in more than 200 studios from 18th September – 3rd October. As proud headline sponsor, we are delighted to be exhibiting the work of Angela Charles at our Cubis Bruton scheme in Bruton and Sally Muir at The Old Printworks in Frome until 3rd October. With so much to see across the two weeks, we take a closer look at these wonderful local artists, their creative journey, and the inspiration behind the work.

Angela Charles exhibiting at Cubis Bruton

Exhibiting at Cubis Bruton, renowned Somerset painter Angela Charles shows a recent body of work inspired by the lure of the South West coast. Working from rudimentary sketches and written notes about the terrain, light and sea, these starting points have evolved into paintings made on spray-painted aluminum boards representing a memory or experience of a particular location.

Sally Muir exhibiting at The Old Printworks

Exhibiting at The Old Printworks in Frome, Sally Muir has an interesting connection to the site in that her father’s first book, The Frank Muir book was printed by the former Butler and Tanner printworks in 1976.

During Lockdown and inspired by an online class Sally Muir started working on a series of paintings, drawings and prints responding to contemporary poetry. She’s always been interested in the crossover between language and image, how to take the feeling that a poem evokes and try and translate it into something visual, keeping the spirit of the original, while at the same time not simply illustrating it.

Working in a mixture of oil, charcoal, gouache, pastel, inks, and watercolour these are experimental – she is trying to find a new way of working combining what words convey, with colour and images.

Both artists’ work can be viewed via appointment at our Show Homes or alternatively, via our new virtual tours:

Cubis Bruton Somerset Artworks Open Studios 2021 Virtual Tour

The Old Printworks Somerset Artworks Open Studios 2021 Virtual Tour

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