This way to Art on the Map

Oil and landscape painter Ernie Butler based at Unique Cottage Studios, Spalding, with two of his paintings. Photo: SG290312-136TW www.spaldingtoday.co.uk/buyaphoto
Oil and landscape painter Ernie Butler based at Unique Cottage Studios, Spalding, with two of his paintings. Photo: SG290312-136TW www.spaldingtoday.co.uk/buyaphoto

Painting, textiles, ceramics and stained glass are all included in an A to Z and arts and crafts available in South Holland as part of a countywide event.

More than 60 artists and craft makers across Lincolnshire, including Spalding, Deeping St Nicholas and Moulton, are taking part in Art on the Map 2013 when studios and workshops will be open to visitors.

Watercolour painter Helen Webber with her work at Riverbank Studios, Spalding. Photo: SG230312-160TW

Watercolour painter Helen Webber with her work at Riverbank Studios, Spalding. Photo: SG230312-160TW

The annual event starts on Saturday and runs until May 12, with artists involved from South Holland such as textile specialist Angela Daymond, Gosberton painter Joan Dowling, mosaic designer Fiona Gurney of Deeping St Nicholas and four artists from Unique Cottage Studios in Spalding.

Ernie Butler, one of the studio’s resident artists, said: “Art on the Map is a week where people can visit artists at work in their studios, chat to them and ask questions about what they do.

“The four of us at Unique Cottage Studios will be around at different times during the week to say hello to visitors and show them our work.

“We’re launching the week with a free talk on the painting techniques of the Old Masters on Saturday at 2pm, with workshops at our Strawberry Glass, Fenland Textile and two other studios throughout the week.”

Other artists from South Holland taking part include Moulton painter Mo Teeuw, Tydd Gote printmaker Louise Stebbing and watercolour painter Helen Webber of Riverbank Studios, Spalding, while Bourne is represented by carver and painter Nicki McLean.

Lind Anso, chairman of Art on the Map, said: “We are celebrating and promoting a diverse range of high quality artists and craft makers who are coming together for the week to invite the public into their studios.

“This is a wonderful chance to talk to them and see how their unique works of art are brought to life.

“They are all very individual and visitors can be sure of a very warm and enthusiastic welcome.”

For more information, you can pick up an Art on the Map directory at your nearest library or visit www. artonthemap.org.uk