Devon Open Studios 2023
Devon Open Studios is back, with an awesome selection of Mid Devon artists opening their doors for you this year!
This popular event, brought to you by the Devon Artist Network, gives you the chance to meet artists and makers behind the scenes in their studios. Discover a whole range of artists and creators, learn about their creative process, watch demonstrations and view their artwork.
This showcase of Devon’s artists and their studios is free, but you can support local artists and makers (and perhaps make a start on that Christmas shopping list!) by buying artwork and gifts. The event runs from Saturday 9th to Sunday 24th September.
We’ve put together a list of the Mid Devon artists taking part below, but you’ll find a full list of all the artists taking part across Devon and an interactive map on the Devon Open Studios website. Why not have a browse through our Food & Drink listings to plan a full or half day out, exploring several studios in one area, with some stops for refreshments at one of our fab eateries!
Check the website for full details of opening times, directions and contact details for each studio.
MD1 – John A. Howells
Painting, Gallery, Photography, Drawing
Wildlife, nature and mythology come together to create a blend of photography and art, alongside more traditional pet portraits.
Springfield, Upton Pyne Exeter EX5 5JA
MD2 – Zoe K. M Foster
Immersive energy art for intentional, sacred spaces. Emulating our cosmic humanity through somatic realisation of fully embodied, gestural marks.
Oakfields Farm Jackmoor Upton Pyne EX5 5HY
MD3 – Laurel Keeley Ceramics
Ceramics, Paintings, Drawings
Decorative and sculptural ceramics in stoneware and porcelain; mixed media drawings and paintings.
19 Kingfisher Close Newton St Cyres, Exeter EX5 5DH
MD4 – Alison Whateley
Textiles, Mixed Media
Inspired by a love of the natural world. Contemporary textile art seascapes, landscapes, flora and fauna.
5 Fortescue Court, Thorverton, Devon EX5 5JN
MD5 – Owen Arts
Painting, Wood, Gallery, Drawing
I paint the first impression of the beautiful shapes that man and nature create together – between hedgerows and rooftops.
The Antique Village The Old Whiteways, Cider Factory, Hele EX5 4PW
MD6 – Jeremy Speck
Abstract and landscape linocuts and screenprints. A celebration of colour, shape and texture.
2 Millway Bradninch Devon EX5 4NL
MD7 – Judi Morton MA
Figurative landscapes inspired by Devon’s ever changing weather that reflect a particular time and place, essentially capturing through paint a fleeting but significant experience of somewhere.
22 Townlands Willand Cullompton EX15 2RR
MD8 – Hollyhocks Artist
Modern, contemporary floral artist.
Hollyhocks Art Studio, The old Linhay, Halberton Road, Willand Devon EX15 2QF
MD9 – Luella Glover Wilson
My work is informed by my love of the countryside, and of reflection and texture, painted with watercolour.
65 Belmont Road, Tiverton EX16 6EQ
MD10 – Jill Flower
Textiles, Mixed Media
Jill researches traditional fabrics, for example lace, then working with various mediums, she develops experimental techniques that mimics the textile.
The Studio Aldin House, 48 Brook Street Bampton EX16 9LY
MD11 – Art by Lulu
Landscape artist working mostly in oils offering expressive, moody and atmospheric abstract paintings along with traditional paintings.
The Old Stables, Castle Hill, Hemyock, Cullompton, Devon EX15 3RX
MD12 – LA Gray Art
Painting, Textiles, Collage, Mixed Media
Lesa is an Abstract Texture Artist. Marble Dust Texture and Dried Pigments have found their way into her heart, allowing her soul to come to life on the panel.
Preston, East Village, Crediton EX17 4DA
MD13 – Ruth Oakley, Jack Oakley
Painting, Stone Carving, Drawing
Ruth’s work is a comment on nature’s bounty and decline. Jack makes stone carvings and ink paintings about water and light.
1 The Manor Hse Parliament St, Crediton EX17 2BP
MD14 – Artists at the White Room
Painting, Drawing, Printmaking, Mixed Media, Textiles, Paper, Wood, Pottery, Ceramics, Sculpture, Jewellery, Mosaic, Glass
Exhibition of work by Belinda Reynell, Esme Cooper, Helen Hamilton, Jess Davies, Kat Earle, Lucy Rockcliffe, Mary Bond, Patrick Leach, Sarah Holder, Steve Symes and Teresa Grant.
The White Room Creative Space, 50, Commonmarsh Lane, Lords Meadow Industrial Estate, Crediton, EX17 1DN
MD15 – Monika Przerwa-Tetmajer
Ceramics, Painting, Sculpture, Gallery, Jewellery, Drawing, Drawing, Furniture
Monika, is an artist and gallery owner. As part of DOS she will show her new collection of paintings, mainly in oil or acrylics.
Art plus Frames Gallery 18 High Street, Crediton EX17 3AH
MD16 – Catherine West, Significant Seams Associates & Participants
Textiles, Sculpture, Photography, Mixed Media, Installation, Drawing
Nature, connectedness, and personal experience inspire artworks by numerous artists including Sue Side and Molly Brice-Nye.
Garden and Outbuildings at Carpenters Cottage Knowle, Crediton Hamlets EX17 5BX
MD17 – Thyme and Space Rose-Marie Stidston
An eclectic mix of ceramics inspired by the seascapes and landscapes of Devon. In a beautiful location.
Woodhay West Beer, Cheriton Bishop, EX6 6HF
MD18 – Rosie Brewer
Ceramics, Sculpture, Wood, Jewellery
A range of contemporary wooden and ceramic homewares. From cooking utensils to mugs, vases and plant pots. Beautiful rural views.
The Cabin, Old Sawmill, Marsh Lane off Burston Lane, Bow EX17 6LB
MD19 – Babs Behan, Founder of Botanical Inks & Bristol Cloths
Painting, Textiles, Print Making
Babs Behan is a botanical artist, author & TedX speaker. Currently extracting pigments from traditional Dartmoor dye plants & invasive species. Clients include the Saatchi Gallery, Tate St Ives, Hauser + Wirth, Oslo Triennale, Facebook London, Jo Malone & Soho House.
Southcombe Cottage, Widecombe in the moor, Newton Abbott, Devon, TQ13 7TU
MD20 – Kirstie Bonning & Rupert W Brooks SWAc
Sibling artists working in oil and watercolour. Plein air landscape and coastal, portraits, still life. Beautiful setting, demonstrations, refreshments available.
Toatley Farm, Chawleigh, Chulmleigh EX18 7HW