Open Studios 2020

In times of political turmoil with a good dollop of strife let’s go back to the things which matter most. The painter Vincent van Gogh said about his work:

“I want to touch people with my art. I want them to say “he feels deeply, he feels tenderly"”.

Having seen the queues in front of the Van Gogh museum in Amsterdam and having seen paintings by him which made my heart beat faster I think it is fair to say that he has succeeded touching millions of people’s souls.

Packing fiery wildness, tenderness, compassion, enlightenment and love into his work Vincent van Gogh has achieved all he was aiming for and this is what we contemporary artist also try to achieve - be it painters, sculptors, poets or musicians.

Your joy of life might also be rekindled at our INSIGHT exhibition at The Base, Greenham Business Park, Newbury, RG19 6HN. Monday - Sunday 11.00am-5.00pm, Thursdays 11.00am - 8.00pm. Admission FREE.

Our visual artists show their best work at the ‘Base’ trying to touch each visitor’s soul.

There you can choose your favourites and then visit them in their open studios. More of our artwork is shown in Satellite exhibitions throughout May at venues around West Berkshire and North Hampshire.

Johannes von Stumm - portrait by Kevin Lineportrait by Kevin Line

Look out for our red Open Studios Directory of Artists. Keep the directory as a guide to visiting studios in May, and even joining in the creativity yourself by enrolling on one of the free hands-on workshops listed towards the back. Use the Open Studios Directory of Artists as a valuable contact point with artists all year round, so the next time you need a unique wedding present or family portrait, you know who to call.

INSIGHT 2020 and our ‘Open Studios’ welcome you with wonderful pieces of art to try - and hopefully succeed in - ‘lifting up your soul’.

Johannes von Stumm FRBS
President, Open Studios

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