Buckinghamshire will be in bloom from Saturday, and the vibrant colours have nothing to do with flora and fauna.
Instead, it’s the 30th year of Bucks Open Studios that will be colouring up the landscape.
The two-week long celebration of visual arts will showcase more than 500 artists and makers across the region and you can see many of them at work, with free demonstrations making for an integral part of the event.
Ceramicists, painters, glass workers, basket weavers, metal workers, wood turners, jewellery makers, book makers, photographers, print makers and silk makers are all involved.
In 2014, the public made more than 25,000 visits to events under the BOS banner.
The aim is to smash that figure this time around.
“It really doesn’t matter if you’re an art enthusiast of if you just fancy an interesting day out, you can see some fantastic and free demonstrations by talented local craftspeople and maybe even have a go at creating your very own masterpiece,” said joint chairs of the BOS, Bob and Ann Marshall.
Among those taking part from here in Milton Keynes you will find Naomi Lutman whose vibrant acrylic paintings of farm animals and fantastical creatures have won us over – look at the beautiful blue boy above.
Naomi’s work space is in BuckinghamStreet, Wolverton. For more details, call her on 566912
>Christine Gallagher paints in oil and acrylics onto wood rescued from the waste stream ande prevented from landfill.
“My work depicts the beauty and fragility of life through the study of the remains of creatures who once lived and have now passed,” she said.
Find Christine at Woodchuck Recycling, 28 Burners Lane, Kiln Farm.
For details of opening hours call 01908 730489.
For more info on all event contributors visit www.bucksopenstudios.org.uk