It is a complete privilege to have been asked to be the President of Open Studios. I have long admired this wonderful organisation and how it connects people with the creative world near to where they live.

Johannes von Stumm is one of my local heroes and will be a very hard act to follow. I look forward to meeting as many local artists and creative people as I can over my time in this role and doing what I can to assist the superb team running the organisation.

Yours sincerely

Richard Benyon

Richard Benyon photograph