Devon Open Studios: Top Torbay Picks

Devon Open Studios: Top Torbay Picks

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Devon Open Studios is back for another year, showcasing art in the private and often hidden spaces of regional artists and makers. This intimate tour of Devon’s artists is a rare opportunity to get up-close and personal in paint-splatted studios and creatively-filled homes across towns, villages, coast and the countryside. Do the whole thing or pick a few places near you from our guide to those artists taking part in Torbay.

Follow the signs and you’ll be immersed into the Devon artists’ private, and creative world. Learn about the person behind the paintings through real conversations around their lives, the inspiration and the process; admire, browse and buy affordable paintings, prints, photography, furniture, sculpture, ceramics and even jewellery, textiles and fashion.

Devon Open Studios has something for everyone and it’s right on your doorstep. We’ve created another guide to all the artists in Torbay taking part in this annual event. Scroll down to see our Google Maps and 10 Torbay Open Studio picks. Don’t forget to download the full Devon Open Studios event guide.



142 / Susan Cavaliere

Surreal and abstract art. Inspiration taken from folklore, mythology, fantasy and historical places. Susan’s work is completely from imagination. Pieces are worked in oils or waxes onto large canvases or wooden panels.

Open Studio dates:
8, 9, 14, 15, 20, 21, 22 September
http://www.susancavaliere.net/


Cherry Lyons, Devon Open Studios 2018, The Shorely

143 / Cherry Lyons

Creative artist’s garden studio. Expressive, textural coastal and landscape paintings in a variety of media, prints and cards. Sketchbooks, work-in-progress and bargain browser.

Open Studio dates:
8, 9, 11, 12, 13, 15, 16, 18, 19, 20, 22, 23 September

http://www.cherrylyons-artist.co.uk


Gesche Buecker, Ben Benjamin and Pauline Talbot, Devon Open Studios 2018, The Shorely

144 / Potters at Artizan Gallery

Gesche Buecker, Ben Benjamin and Pauline Talbot showcase their work in Torbay’s Artizan Gallery.

Open Studio dates:
8, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, September

https://www.art-hub.co.uk/dos18


Ian McConaghy, Devon Open Studios 2018, The Shorely

145 / Ian McConaghy

Artwork exploring nature, architecture and science, inner and outer space, genetic engineering, organic architecture and artificial intelligence.

Open Studio dates:
8, 9, 10, 13, 14, 15, 16, 20, 21, 22, 23 September
http://www.thesilentroom.co.uk/


Torbay Artists Collective, Devon Open Studios, The Shorely

146 / Torbay Artists Collective

Organised in partnership with Brixham Arts Society, Devon Arts Society, Paignton Arts and Crafts Society and the Torbay Guild of Artists. Features a demonstration studio with opportunities for you to come and have a go at a range of art forms. Entry to the Spanish Barn exhibition at Torre Abbey is free.

Open Studio dates: 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23 September
https://www.torre-abbey.org.uk/


Zac Lewis Paintings, Devon Open Studios, The Shorely

147 / Zac Lewis Paintings

Zac Lewis has vivid and striking art painted on canvas. Known for painting one of the gorilla models for the Paignton Zoo campaign.

Open Studio dates: 8, 10, 12, 13, 15, 16, 19, 22 September
http://www.zaclewispaintings.co.uk/


Jacqueline Duncan, Devon Open Studios, The Shorely

148 / Jacqueline Duncan

Inspired by organic forms, particularly underwater and the water's edge. Jacqueline works with natural and man-made materials.

Open Studio dates: 8 to 23 September 2018


Mandy Ellis Voisey, Devon Open Studios, The Shorely

149 / Mandy Ellis Voisey

Mill’s idyllic setting has unhurriedly but naturally led Mandy towards art. Primarily portraiture but also loves painting flora, fauna and landscapes.

Open Studio dates:
8 to 23 September


Mary MacDermott, Devon Open Studios, The Shorely

150 / Mary MacDermott

Paintings of the sea and the moors. Printmaking, linocuts, collograph, etchings. Workshops Weds, Thurs and weekends. Advance booking necessary.

Open Studio dates:
8 9, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23 September


Becky Nuttall, Devon Open Studios, The Shorely

151 / Becky Nuttall

Becky’s work is a coalescence of the sacred and profane and the influence of both on adolescence.

Open Studio dates:
15, 16, 22, 23 September
http://www.beckynuttall.com/


Devon Open Studios runs until the 23 September 2018. This is a free event with the opportunity to browse and buy affordable works direct from the artists. Don’t forget to download the full Devon Open Studios event guide.

All images shown on this article are copyright the artists. 

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