This year, I am taking part in the Open Studios as part of Somerset Art Weeks. My Venue (132) is my home studio. It is Day 8 and I have had a steady stream of visitors all offering positive feedback about my work. People particularly respond well to my large paper ‘Puritan Man Trying To Hang His Wife‘ and are enthusiastic about the historical references that inspire my work. It seems nearly everyone has a story to tell about the history of witchcraft connected to the area they live in.
Fellow Open Studio artist, Georgina Towler (Venue 43) gave some excellent advice at the beginning of the event to keep a notebook and write down any interesting information that comes your way. I am very grateful for her suggestion as I have collected many fascinating facts concerning the witch trials and witchcraft in Britain that I am sure will influence future artwork.