Local interest in Arts Tour

IF you are the more adventurous kind of art lover, then this summer you have a unique and wonderful chance to enjoy the glorious Northumberland and Borders countryside and discover the art that is waiting there for you.

For the first time, one of the artists on the annual Art Tour is from north of the border - Coldingham.

Annabel Milne will be showing animals, landscapes and interiors painted from the Borders to South Africa and the Caribbean.

Annabel is also hosting workshops for those who wish to learn how to paint flora, fauna and other subjects at her studio overlooking the sea and the Cheviots.

For further information telephone Annabel on 018907 71788 or email annabelmilne@hotmail.com

Get out and follow the Art Tour ‘Explore’ map on any of four weekends in June and July and you will be rewarded by finding 67 artists who will be in their studios waiting to be discovered by visitors.

Entrance to the 45 exhibition venues is free to everyone, giving you the opportunity to uncover original art work and learn how it was created from the person who made it.

The landscape you travel through may well have provided much of the inspiration for artists’ work.

Out there somewhere, painters, printmakers, jewellers, knitters, weavers, photographers, cabinet makers, bookbinders, sculptors, and stained glass artists are wielding brushes, knives, chisels, needles and many of their varied skills.

Most of their studios are easily found from the Art Tour Map available from tourism offices, whilst some artists will be exhibiting in venues that require the use of an O.S. Explorer, online map or Sat Nav.

The fully illustrated, free Art Tour 2011 map of these hidden treasures is available from all tourism outlets and libraries.

It can also be downloaded from www.networkartists.org.uk/ or ordered in advance from admin@networkartists.org.uk.