Our third studio visit was to the Welshmill hub, a venue we’d never been to before but had heard much about. The building itself has a great vibe, with a jungle of indoor plants and even a greenhouse-cum-office space.
There was a great variety of work on show. We loved Amy Yates colourful depictions of Frome scenes, and Julia Baker’s pen and wash paintings. Sabine Abraham’s oil paintings are beautiful, and her knitted hats were full of character.
Peter Yorke’s work was probably our favourite of the all the new work we saw throughout this year’s Open Studios. His style is eclectic, working in mixed media, with an obvious interest in lines and reappropriation. His work is thought-provoking, playful and challenging. He had two peep-show style pieces, one was a diorama within a three-drawer bedside table and the other was a lonely forever turning playground roundabout under a lamp. This artist is definitely one to watch.
Some of the Welshmill artists will be exhibiting during Somerset Art Weeks in and around Batcome. We’ll post more about this closer to the time.