Summerset Arts Festival: Artist Open Studio to provide an intimate glimpse of artists’ lives


Stephanie Boyle (Hammersley), Geoff Devereux (North Beach), Jeanne Herring (Karrinyup), Linda O'Brien (Karrinyup), Maryann Devereux (North Beach) are five of seven artists who will open their homes and display their pieces of art as part of the Open Artist Studio event for the Summerset Arts Festival. Picture: Andrew Ritchie.
Stephanie Boyle (Hammersley), Geoff Devereux (North Beach), Jeanne Herring (Karrinyup), Linda O'Brien (Karrinyup), Maryann Devereux (North Beach) are five of seven artists who will open their homes and display their pieces of art as part of the Open Artist Studio event for the Summerset Arts Festival. Picture: Andrew Ritchie.

HAMERSLEY watercolour artist Stephanie Boyle is one of seven local artists who will open their homes as part of the Artist Open Studio on Sunday January 22 and 29.

The event, part of the Summerset Arts Festival, encourages art lovers to visit the homes and studios of the artists for an intimate insight into their inspirations and arts practice.

Visitors will get to meet the artists, learn from them and experience first-hand artists at work in their own studios while browsing artworks for sale in a casual and relaxed atmosphere.

Mrs Boyle, who has been painting watercolours since 1992, said she was happy to be a part of the festival along with her fellow artists.

Having studied a Certificate of Art and Design, Mrs Boyle said she had been part of Wanneroo Art Society, was a current member of the Watercolour Society of WA and taught watercolour painting at the Claremont School of Art.

“I consider myself extremely lucky to be able to express myself through my passion for painting,” she said.

THE ESSENTIALS:

WHAT: Artist Open Studio

WHEN: January 22 and 29 from 10am – 4pm

WHERE:

Watercolours: Stephanie Boyle: 25 Sunart Close, Hamersley

Woodworker/painter: Geoff and Maryann Devereux: 12 Malcolm Street, North Beach

Potter: Jeanne Herring: 30 Rockliff Avenue, Karrinyup

Painter: Linda O’Brien: 25 Rockliff Avenue, Karrinyup

Painter: Lindy Midalia: 27 Lewin Way, Scarborough

Painter: Julie Silvester: 12 Stavely Place, Innaloo