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Discover beautiful creations along Bedfordshire’s art trail

Beds Arts Trail artists in Ampthill are from left, Jill Taylor, Sue Melville and Louise Wooldridge.

Beds Arts Trail artists in Ampthill are from left, Jill Taylor, Sue Melville and Louise Wooldridge.

A host of creative people are opening their studios as the Bedfordshire Art Trail takes place throughout September.

From hatmaking to stamp art, stoneware to pastels, there’s a feast of work to explore along the way.

Studios are open across the county - in Ampthill, three artists will be at work at 25 Chandos Road, for example, and exhibiting in the town.

Jill Taylor specialises in mixed media, using bright colours and rough textures to create a “primitive” feel.

Alongside Jill will be Sue Melville, whose painting and prints are semi-abstract.

She said: “My inspiration comes from the landscape and from travels at home and abroad.”

Louise Wooldridge uses pastels, paint and charcoal to concentrate on the naked human form, adding intense colours to capture the effects of reflected light on the skin.

A number of artists will be showing their work at the historic Bromham Mill.

Among those is Celia Glyde Husband, who has a BA in fine art, and whose acrylic and mixed media work is inspired by dance and music.

There are also many artists displaying around Bedford.

Tom Frost’s bespoke furniture, designed and manufactured by the artist, can be seen at Bedford Arts Centre and Gallery and Bromham Mill.

A number of cafes will be taking part in the trail including Oso Coffee and Cake at High Street, Cranfield.

For full details visit www.artsbeds.org.uk or pick up a leaflet.

 

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