Take a peek into life of Barley artists

Artist Christina Pattison and Gordon Shaw in studio

Artist Christina Pattison and Gordon Shaw in studio - Credit: Archant

A studio in Barley will open its doors to the public as part of a countywide month-long exhibition.

Artist Gordon Shaw at work on one of his pieces

Artist Gordon Shaw at work on one of his pieces - Credit: Archant

Among the artists showcasing their work as part of the Hertfordshire Visual Arts open studios month will be retired art education lecturer Gordon Shaw, who focuses on coastal scenes and uses a range of materials in his work, including oil, acrylic, mixed media and monoprints.

He said: “Landscape painting for me is about responding to the place and the world we see at the time we are there.

“It’s not about trying to record the topography faithfully – we can use photography for that.”

Gordon’s work will be put on show at Burloes Farm Studios in Barley Road.

Now in its 25th year, Herts Open Studios – which welcomes applicants from professional and amateur visual arts, craftmakers and designers in Herts – will run from next Saturday, September 5, until Sunday, September 27, at studios across the county.