Mart Tebbs

Painting, Drawing & Sculpture

BOS Venue 29

Mart’s imagery is mostly derived from features of the natural world, imaginatively interpreted to express a very personal vision. Recent work increasingly uses this in an abstract context. 

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 @marttebbs
Facebook page: Mart Tebbs Artist

10am – 5pm

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

W/C yes

Wheelchair access: Yes in part – two steps.

Exhibiting with Ali Tebbs

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

Geraldine Claire Guest

Sculpture, Letter carving & Drawings

BOS Venue 4

Geraldine Claire Guest is a Sculptor, Letter Carver and Artist drawing in Pastel.  BA. MA RCA/ V&A.

I trained in Stone carving with John Skelton (Eric Gills nephew) in Street, Sussex, Glynis Owen Jones in Highgate, London. Tom Perkins and John Skelton taught me Letter Carving and I attended courses with the Lettering Arts Trust, Snape Maltings,Suffolk.

I am self taught in drawing. I attended Art College doing Foundation and then a BA in Worthing, latterly, completing an MA at the RCA /V&A in History of Design and Culture, where Professor Chris Frayling was head of department, and Charles Saumarez Smith and Gillian Naylor CBE my course tutors. My dissertation was on Wax Anatomical figures. I also have a Diploma in Ceramic Conservation from West Dean College, Chichester, Sussex.

When Stone Carving I work from my intuition and dreams. Feelings are paramount. I watch carefully what my subconscious throws up once I’ve had my first idea for a new piece of work. Totems, symbols, votive images appear from nowhere capturing my attention.

It can take months of note making, sketching, making maquettes and jotting down or reading poetry, before I begin. Then I first let the stone speak to me, drawing on it with charcoal, encircling it like an animal snaring its prey. Thinking at this point is death to the imagination and process.

It’s visceral, rhythmic like blood pulsing through the arteries. I love the sound as my chisel hits the stone. When I teach a group to carve it’s orchestral, like cicadas starting up on a hot Mediterranean morning.

I come from a long line of direct carvers (no power tools), descending conceptually from Brancusi, through Hepworth, Moore, Underwood, Gaudier Brezska etc. My carving hero is Frank Dobson.

My work is figurative, anthropomorphic, and colour is important to me. Bold strokes of Charcoal and Pastel. I am strongly influenced by the German expressionists, and many early to mid C20 painters, including Bomberg, Auerbach, Keith Vaughan, Vanessa Bell, Duncan Grant and  Roger Fry, as for five years I was involved in the restoration of Charleston Farm House, Firle, Sussex, latterly becoming Curator until 1999.

I look forward to participating in this my first BOS, since moving from Sussex, Spain and Suffolk and welcoming you to my studio. This year especially, in support of those who lost everything in the fire at St Michael’s in July. Refreshments.

Unit 19, Crepe Farm, Symondsbury, DT6 6EY
Entrance to Crepe Farm Business Park is on  B3162, West Road, Bridport, DT6 6EY, just as speed limit changes 30<——>40. (Google Maps 50.7349390,-2.7764220) Continue up lane, left fork into Crepe Farm, follow signs.

07947 733222

Opening times: 2 – 6pm

8 / –  / 10 / 11 / 12 / 13 /14 /15 / – / September

Refreshments available

*Due to a recent accident and hip operation, please telephone before you visit to make sure I am there.
Alternative Mobile number: 0794 77 33 222.*

WC: yes

Wheelchair access no problem in Studio. Two steps up into Ladies toilet, I can assist.

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

Jane Shaw

Sculpture & Drawings

BOS Venue 14

My sculpture is inspired by my lifelong interest in wildlife and the outdoors.  I focus on the overall essence and movement of animals and wildlife primarily, using strong gestural strokes in any material.  Working directly from life, I produce bronzes for inside the home as well as larger garden pieces.

Cattistock House, Cattistock, Dorset, DT2 0HY
From  A37, turn into Cattistock, we are on the right, 100 meters before village shop.  From Maiden Newton, enter Cattistock, pass Fox & Hounds on right, pass shop and we are 100 meters after shop on left.  Plenty off road parking in driveway.

07931 772387 or 01300 320761   –

Instagram: janeshawsculpture   –   Facebook Page: Janeshawsculpture

10am – 4.30pm
8 / 9 / 10 / 11 / 12 / 13 /14 /15 / 16  September

WC:   Yes

Wheelchair access:  Only for garden sculptures

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

Zoe Main

Pastel Paintings & Textiles

BOS Venue 12

I work in pastel, pencil and charcoal to produce interpretations of the landscape, sea and sky in images from vibrant colour to monochrome. I use personal observation and imagination to portray an idea, sometimes  working in a progressive series in order to reduce an idea to its bare essentials.      

Unit 2, Mappercombe Farm, Nettlecombe, DT6 3SS

Farm based studio.  From Bridport to Nettlecombe – on right, 300m before the village signboard and left turn into the village and pub.  Easy flat clinker track with parking. Studio floor partially uneven.

07525 84778  –

10am – 4.30pm
8 / 9 / 10 / – / 12 / 13 / 14 /15 / 16  September

WC: Yes

Wheelchair Access:   Small threshold interruption and a small step (12-15 cms) inside to one half of the Studio. No secured ramp installed.

Exhibiting with Jem Main & Ali Herbert

Russ Snedker

Painting, Graphite, Ink, Sculpture & photography

BOS Venue 42

Russ’s line work in ink and graphite is bold yet fine, subtle and stylised. His paintings of sea scenes are different and have boldness and strength. You can see originals and giclée prints, and buy cards etc…

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.

07470 466 366

Twitter: @russ_snedker

Facebook Artist Page: Russ Snedker

Instagram: thatfellaruss

10.30am – 4.30pm

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

WC: yes 

Wheelchair access:  no

Exhibiting with Rob Morgan & Ellie Preston

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

25 June 2018.
Russ Snedker.
Bridport Open Studios.

Caroline Ireland


BOS Venue 35

Enter Caroline’s world of colour and inspiration with images that emerge from intuitive processes, observed reality and the imagination, realised in watercolour, soft pastels and charcoal. Originals, Prints and Cards available.

Cloud 9 Studio, 9 Gundry Lane, Bridport DT6 3RJ

Gundry Lane links Bridport’s South Street and the Art & Vintage Quarter.

07792 071721
Twitter: @CarolineIrelan7

10am – 5pm every day

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

wc: yes

Exhibiting with David Brooke next door to Sue Barnes

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