Select Trail artist Open Studios at Pegasus Art 2020
Everyone is welcome to our Open Studios in May. Seven artist studios will be open with four guest exhibitors selling unique artwork.
9th, 10th, 16th & 17th May 2020
11am – 6pm each day
Pegasus Art, Griffin Mill, Stroud, Glos GL5 2AZ
Free entry. Free parking. The Golden Cake Cafe will be serving refreshments throughout. 10% OFF EVERYTHING IN OUR SHOP BOTH WEEKENDS (except bespoke canvases!)
We are very excited to announce the programme for this years Select Trail Open Studios event. We have eleven artists exhibiting their artwork at our 18th century mill building near Stroud – more than ever before!
Our resident artists include Jane Fisher, Paul Fowler, Daisy Murdoch, Max Hale, Carol Honess, Susie Harding and Hazel Cudmore. Each will be exhibiting and selling unique artworks at studio prices in varying styles. There are many smaller works at affordable prices!
Local artist Mel Cormack-Hicks will be exhibiting her Cotswold landscapes, woodlands and Devon seascapes in our Attic Studios. Watch Mel at work (often working on the floor!) in her energetic style, find out about her workshops at Pegasus Art and Hawkwood …. she’s always up to something! Having taught fine art for twenty years, she rediscovered her artists voice and launched her solo career. She has gone from strength to strength exhibiting worldwide, at the Marine House Gallery in Beer and closer to home at Chapel Arts in Cheltenham.
Her distinctive style is drawn from the landscapes she loves to immerse herself in, whether on the beach in Devon or exploring the beauty of the Cotswolds. The movement and energy of the seasons and natural chaos is evident in her paintings.
Simon Parr, a visiting artist from Bath, will be exhibiting his stunning landscapes in Studio One. After 20 years as a commercial artist with a background in graphic design, he’s built a fine art career based on contemporary landscapes, vivid colour and buildings with a definite draughtsman’s quality.
The landscapes of the West country continue to inspire his work, particularly the area around the Kennet and Avon canal. His series of brightly coloured acrylic paintings are strongly influenced by time spent on the family canal boat!
‘My paintings are a celebration of the natural lines and balance of space and light on the spectacular fields. My passion for graphics and draftsmanship are showcased by a separate collection of images from the Georgian architecture of my home town.’
Guest sculptor Debs Harrison and fellow artist Rebecca Weissbort will be taking over The Clayworks Studio on the ground floor.
Debs Harrison is a contemporary sculptor who specialises in stone. Based at Gloucester City Works, she uses a technique called Carving Direct which respects the stones colour, grain and form. ‘I carve until I reach a kind of skin and the sculpture takes on a life of its own.’ Debs welcomes commissions and teaches 3D stone carving workshops.
Rebecca Thomson Weissbort is a fine artist who will be exhibiting landscapes, abstract and figurative work with a Steiner influence.
She came to the Wye Valley in 2004 with her late husband, artist George Weissbort. Having grown up in rural Tennessee, she was seeking a rural retreat where she could keep bees and chickens, grow vegetables and paint. Her love of colour, nature and travel is evident in her work.
The Golden Cake Cafe
The Golden Cake Cafe, run by ceramicist Julie Fowler, will be serving refreshments throughout the event. Come and relax at tables outside the mill and take your time enjoying all the artwork on display. The Gloucestershire Printmaking Co-operative will also be welcoming visitors.