South Cambs artists to showcase their work for Cambridge Open Studios event

Jane Harvey at work.

Jane Harvey at work. - Credit: Archant

It’s almost time for Cambridge Open Studios, where artists, photographers, sculptors and designers showcase their work to the public from their own homes and creative spaces.

Jane Harvey's Boxing Hares.

Jane Harvey's Boxing Hares. - Credit: Archant

The summer art event will feature an extensive range of exhibitions by 350 artists at 221 locations in the city and surrounding areas in the first four weekends in July.

Ans South Cambs is not short on talent, with artists opening their doors to visitors from this weekend onwards.

Printmaker Anna Pye from Steeple Morden will be displaying her work including original hand-pulled prints and screen-printed textiles, inspired by wildlife and the countryside in the first three weekends in July. She works from her studio in Station Road, which is a converted double garage.

She told the Crow: “When I retired from primary school teaching eight years ago I had the time to do creative things. Now I have a beautiful studio, which is the result of hard work.

Janet Gammans' specialisms are mainly watercolours and acrylic paintings.

Janet Gammans' specialisms are mainly watercolours and acrylic paintings. - Credit: Archant

“I love creativity and being a teacher I love inspiring others. It’s that moment you have worked on on a lino cutting, inked it up, put it in the press, and then you unveil it – it’s just wonderful.”

Her work will be on display for the first three weekends in July.

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Arrington’s Jane Harvey works at her studio, the Artist’s Arms.

She said: “Most of my work is commissioned pieces on horses or dogs. I am an animal lover and I studied at St Martin’s School of Art, and have many years experience of painting in various styles and mediums, especially Oil. A large geographic area is required, but the proximity of Newmarket and the many studs is especially convenient.”

Anna Pye's work.

Anna Pye's work. - Credit: Archant

Jane’s work will be on display this weekend and July 22 and 23.

Janet Gammans from Orwell will also be showcasing her watercolours and acrylic paintings of coastal scenes every weekend until July 23.

Sonia Villiers, board member of Cambridge Open Studios, said: “This is a wonderful opportunity for members of the public to see artists at work, discuss their inspirations and techniques, and to browse, purchase or even commission their work. As always, visitors are guaranteed a warm and friendly welcome - and no pressure whatsoever to buy anything. All Cambridge Open Studios are completely free to visitors of all ages.

“Cambridge Open Studios is a rewarding and enriching initiative offering a really entertaining insight into the multi-faceted world of art. We would encourage visitors to call in to as many studios as possible, perhaps planning a route through a particular area incorporating lunch in one of the many local pubs, cafes and restaurants. It would make an inspiring day out for the whole family.”

For a full list of work and the locations to visit see To see more of Anna’s work click here, for Jane’s click here and for Janet’s click here.