Art lovers across North Yorkshire are being the offered the chance to find out what happens behind the scenes in the annual North Yorkshire Open Studios.
For two weekends - June 6-7 and June 13-14 - more than 100 artists across the county are opening the doors to their studios and inviting everyone to come inside and have a look.
This popular event brings together artists working in many different styles and materials, including printmakers, hatmakers, woodcarvers and photographers, all keen to reveal the imagination and hard graft behind each piece of art.
At Artison in Masham visitors can see intriguing assemblages by Josie Beszant, landscapes by Ian Scott Massie and quirky ceramics by Charlotte Morrison which reflect her love of collecting vintage objects.
In nearby Mickley there will be mixed media artists Anna Poulton and Stuart Whitehead as well as mosaic artist Ruth Wilkinson.
Event director Rick Faulkner of North Yorkshire-based Chrysalis Arts said: “North Yorkshire Open Studios offers so much more than a trip to a gallery.
“It’s a chance to talk to the artists, find out what makes them tick and learn about the techniques they use in their work.”
Now in its eleventh year, North Yorkshire Open Studios has become one of the highlights of the county’s cultural calendar.
Maps and details of all artists taking part can be found online at www.nyos.org.uk and in the free event guide available from tourist information centres or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
It contains details of all artist’s studios, events and workshops.
Open Studios: Full list of artists featured:
Steph Black, Ceramics, Harrogate HG2 9LN
Charlotte Black, Painting, Harrogate HG2 9LN
Anna Whitehouse, Ceramics, Harrogate HG2 8DQ
Chris Moss, Sculpture, Harrogate HG2 9BU
Eric Moss, Ceramics, Harrogate HG2 9BU
Hilary Holmes, Glass, Harrogate HG2 9BU
Fiona Mazza, Ceramics, Harrogate HG2 9BU
Margaret Morris, Painting, Harrogate HG2 0LA
David Morris, Painter/printmaker, Harrogate HG2 0LA
Chloe Holt, Painter, Harrogate HG2 0NL
Elena Putley, Painter, Harrogate HG1 5JU
Laney Birkhead, Painter/Printmaker HG2 7HB
Barbara Cassell, Hats & Jewellery, Harrogate HG2 7HB
Coneythorpe/Marton Cum Grafton
Chris Philipson, Silversmith, Coneythorpe HG5 0RY
Heather Foster, Painter/Printmaker, Coneythorpe HG5 0RY
Lizzie Shepherd, Photography, Marton Cum Grafton YO51 9QY
Andrew Dalton, Printmaker, Sowerby YO7 1RF
Richard Burnley, Furniture maker, Thirsk YO7 1JG
Jane Burnley, Painting, Thirsk YO7 1JG
Josie Beszant, Mixed media, Masham HG4 4BS
Ian Scott Massie, Paintings, Masham HG4 4BS
Charlotte Morrison, Ceramics, Masham HG4 4BS
Anna Poulton, Mixed Media, Mickley HG4 3JD
Stuart Whitehead, Mixed Media, Mickley HG4 3JD
Ruth Wilkinson, Mosaic, Mickley HG4 3JE
Helen Graham, Ceramics, Markington HG3 3PQ
Pam Grimmond, Printmaker, Markington HG3 3NR
Alice Clarke, Jewellery, Fellbeck HG3 5EX
Moxon and Simm, Jewellery, Pateley Bridge HG3 5LE
Maureen Little, Painting, Pateley Bridge HG3 5LE
Annette Jeffery, Sculpture, Pateley Bridge HG3 5LE
Sarah Garforth, Painting, Pateley Bridge HG3 5HG
For more information on Chrysalis Arts, visit www.chrysalisarts.com