Artists open doors


Linda O'Brien, Julie Silvester and Maryann Devereux  are opening their studios to the public. Picture: Andrew Ritchie          d448597
Linda O'Brien, Julie Silvester and Maryann Devereux are opening their studios to the public. Picture: Andrew Ritchie         d448597

Innaloo painter Julie Silvester said the event would be a chance for people to connect to an artist’s body of work.

“It is a great way to gain an insight on how an artist works in their studio and what ideas and methods they use to get to the stage of a completed work,” Silvester said.

“It’s also a good way of seeing a large body of work on display and gives the viewer an insight into each individual’s passion and connection of what they like to paint.”

Silvester said the group had an affinity with Stirling.

“I met Linda O’Brien and Maryann Devereux through the Trigg Art Club in the 1990s – we all really connected, which was wonderful as we have such an inspiration and love for the coast,” she said.

“I have constantly been inspired by the pristine waters of the West Australian coast and its everchanging moods – I never tire of painting it.

“This is my first time with opening my studio to this event; the other artists had their studios opened for it last year and were really happy with the feedback from people who came to see them.”

The Artist Open Studios will also feature other artists, including Geoff Devereux and Roslyn Nolen.

The free event is on Sundays, January 24 and 31 from 10am-4pm.

For studio locations, visit www.summersetartsfestival.com.au/Events/Artist-Open-Studios.