Portraits of the Artists by Pete Millson

To celebrate our 20th anniversary of our Open Studios Event, renowned Photographer Pete Millson has taken a series of portraits of participating Artists in their Studios.

Ellie Preston

Oil painting

BOS Venue 42

In my art, I have moved from a dedicated focus on figurative art towards an involvement in abstract expressionism . I guess that as my practice has developed I have gained more confidence to explore ideas. At the moment I am working on a series of studies in tonal progression and build up of layers to build a sense of depth.

Unit 6, Foundry Yard, off Foundry Lane, St Michaels Trading Estate DT6 3RR

The studio is in the yard behind the large red brick building at the centre of the Art & Vintage Quarter. From South Street turn down Gundry Lane, at the end cross to Foundry Lane and turn right into Foundry Yard.  

07711 148294
Twitter: @EHpppppp8

10.30am – 4.30pm

8 / 9 / –  – /11 / 12 / 13 /14 /15 /16    September 


Wheelchair access: Yes

Exhibiting with Rob Morgan & Russ Snedker

Photo: © Pete Millson 2018.
Phone: 07768 077353 (UK).
22 August 2018.
Bridport Open Studios.


Maggie Luck


BOS Venue 39

Maggie is a new participant having recently moved to Bridport.  She was previously part of London Potters and mainly throws stoneware functional pots for everyday use; with the occasional foray into more experimental work.

Green Shack Pottery, 2a St Michaels Trading Estate, Bridport DT6 3RR
From Waitrose carpark follow St Michael’s Lane, turn right into the Trading Estate, Green Shack Pottery is through the carpark on the left.

07926 397813

11am – 3pm
8 /9 / 10 / 11 /12 / 13 / 14 / 15 / 16   September

Toilet: no
Wheelchair access: no

Exhibiting with Jennie Hanrahan

Photo: © Pete Millson 2018.
Phone: 07768 077353 (UK).
3 August 2018.
Bridport Open Studios.

Jenny Vyvyan-Penney

Sculpted Landscapes

Bos Venue 38

Jenny explores a unique interpretative medium to produce her colourful and grey scale Dorset landscapes. There are many well known honeypots and some less known areas of our stunning heritage coastline on view.Originals, prints and cards are available for purchase. 

Fiona’s Hat Studio, Studio 48, St Michael’s, Bridport, DT6 3RR
From Waitrose car-park follow St Michael’s Lane, turn right into the trading estate. Studio 48 Hats and Gallery is up white metal in Tarworks Cut at far end of car park and to the right of the long red brick building. Nearest Car park is Waitrose or bus station car park. 

07711 460372

10am – 5pm
8/9/10/11/12/13/14/15/16 September

Wc: yes

Photo: © Pete Millson 2018.
Phone: 07768 077353 (UK).
21 August 2018.
Bridport Open Studios.

Judith Gait

Oil Paintings & Mixed Media Drawings

BOS Venue 37

Judith Gait will be showing her recent work, a series of oils on gesso ground, a process which utilizes underpainting and multiple layers of glazing to achieve richness of colour. Judith Gait’s work is held in public and private collections in England and abroad. She studied Fine Art in California, The Ruskin School of Drawing in Oxford, and the University of the West of England

9 Normandy Way, Bridport DT6 3RG
Park at Morrison’s at the end of South Street and walk back along South Street towards town centre. Turn left into South Walk which is the 2nd left turning and Normandy Way is immediately in front of you. Press at #9 for entry.

Mobile: 07804 391249

Landline: 01308 538939
Twitter: @FXitaoagb

10am – 4pm

8 / 9 / 10 / 11 / 12 / 13 / 14 / 15 / 16 September

W.C. Yes
Wheelchair access: No – stairs going up to first floor.

Photo: © Pete Millson 2018
Phone: 07768 077353 (UK)

5 July 2018.
Bridport Open Studios.
Judith Gait.

Ellie Leger

Acrylic, Ink, Natural Pigments with Gold & Silver Leaf

BOS Venue 36

Inspired by changing seasons, in wild seascapes and panoramic landscapes of West Dorset, Ellie’s expressive paintings depict the forces of nature with energy and excitement. Her paintings change in appearance throughout the day as they capture and reflect light. Original Paintings on Canvas, Limited Edition Prints and Greeting Cards.

Studio One, 54 South Street, Bridport, DT6 3NN
Opposite Bridport Library. Go down the alleyway next to The Dorset Pedlar, you will find Studio One at the second door on the right. Nearest parking is South Street Car Park.

07415 879019
Facebook Page: @thelegergallery.co.uk

10am – 4pm
8 / 9 / 10 / 11 / 12 / 13 /14 /15 / 16 September

WC: no
Wheelchair access: yes

Harry Anderson


Having joined The Town Mill Pottery in Lyme Regis Harry has honed his skills throwing in stoneware, his work has a lightness of touch is elegant and tactile.

36 St Michael’s Lane, Bridport, DT6 3RD

Opposite the Hope and Anchor, parking in the Waitrose car park.

07503 326448

10.30am – 4.30pm

8 / 9 / – – /12 / – – / 15 / 16 September 

WC no

Wheelchair yes

Photo: © Pete Millson 2018.
Phone: 07768 077353 (UK).
28 August 2018.
Bridport Open Studios.

Jude Alderman

Stained Glass

BOS Venue 30

Jude is an experienced and highly skilled designer, who has been working to commission for clients for twenty-five years. She seeks to translate the qualities of her original art work into glass, and has exhibited some of her painted work. Jude also teaches traditional glazing skills.

The Old Bakery, 126 North Allington, Bridport, Dorset, DT6 5EA
Travelling west from the centre of Bridport, turn north at the second mini-roundabout. This is North Allington, the B3162 to Broadwindsor. The Old Bakery is situated about quarter of a mile up on the right.Easy walking distance from the town, some on-street parking outside the house and in nearby side-streets.

01308 425168 / 07854 002319
Twitter: @dorsetglass
Facebook Page: Bridport Stained Glass

10am – 4pm 

8 / 9 / – / 11 / 12 / 13 / 14 / 15 / – / September

WC: yes
No wheelchair access

Photo: © Pete Millson 2018.
Phone: 07768 077353 (UK).
30 July 2018.
Bridport Open Studios.


Ali Tebbs

Collage & painting

BOS Venue 29

I make semi abstract collages from papers which I have painted in a free style. The images are imaginative and are dictated by the random outcomes of the painting.

6 St Andrews Road, Bridport, Dorset DT6 3BG

Two minute walk up Barrack Street opposite East Street Car Park. Limited on-street parking if you drive via Sea Road North. Turn into St Andrews Road opposite Co-op and follow the road back towards the town centre.

01308 423765


Twitter: @alitebbs
Facebook page: Ali Tebbs – Papercraft

10am – 5pm

8 / 9 / 10 / 11 / 12 / 13 / 14 / 15 / 16  September

WC: Yes

Wheelchair access: Yes in part – two steps.

Exhibiting with Mart Tebbs

Photo: © Pete Millson 2018.
Phone: 07768 077353 (UK).
2 August 2018.
Bridport Open Studios.