Northants & Rutland Open Studios - Easter

Saturday 30 Mar - Monday 01 Apr

1pm – 5pm

We are delighted to be hosting Northants & Rutland Open Studios Pop-Up Events this Spring.

We are hosting works by local artists at Boughton House over the three weekends 30 March – 1 April, 4 – 6 May and 25 – 27 May, and throughout August.

Their work will be on display within the visitor Stableyard area, including the Tearoom and Coach House.

This Easter we are delighted to welcome works by:

  • Peter Birch
  • Teresa Williams
  • Maxine Dodd
  • Carol Bullen
  • Nikki Wheatley

Peter Birch

Peter Birch Biography

“I have been painting for two years, I treat my art as my main hobby. I find abstract art very interesting as you see so many artists take on art.

I have been a member of NROS for the past year, which I have enjoyed. I love to exhibit my work and find the feedback very helpful.

Art from £85

Instagram: Peter Birch (@pedro28art)

Teresa Williams

Teresa Williams Biography

Clockwork (2023 series, ongoing) was inspired after reading that the symbolic Doomsday Clock is said to be the closest it has ever been to midnight. Most of the images in this series feature a time keeping or counting device, some of which have been in the artist’s family for generations; drawing on a nostalgic recounting of shared memories. The work is intended to be simultaneously provocative, surreal and playful, as is much of her work. Her creative method combines digital and analogue collage sourced from vintage magazines, as well as her own photography; and sewing directly into the printed image. The colourful nature of this series invites dialogue about the direct clash between aesthetic gratification and calamity.

Sea Slides (2023, ongoing), is a photographic series about coastal erosion on the Suffolk coast. Photographed from the beach at Pakefield, it documents the falling of debris from the land towards the sea as the chalky sandstone cliffs are gradually washed away. By removing the objects from their immediate surroundings, the viewer is inquisitively drawn into the picture, questioning proportion, location and material; and witnessing visual impacts of climate change.

Teresa Williams completed her Photography MA (Falmouth) in late 2019. She has since exhibited in London, Oxford and Northamptonshire; and has work included in several international publications.

Art from £50

Instagram: Teresa Williams (@teresa_williams__)

Maxine Dodd

Maxine Dodd Art Biography

Maxine Dodd is a watercolour and mixed media artist from Leicestershire living and working from her home studio near to Market Harborough. Maxine’s paintings and drawings capture fleeting moments and excitement from sport and life. Best known for paining cycling, especially the Tour de France, Maxine Dodd’s art features in the
collectors of art lovers in the UK, France, Mallorca, Canada and the USA.

Art from £195

Instagram: Maxine Dodd Art (@maxinedoddart)

Carol Bullen

Carol Bullen Biography

Using acrylics I create abstract pictures with bright, playful colours and bold shapes.

Art from £50 – £300


Nikki Wheatley

Nikki Wheatley/ Little Eccentric Biography

“I am a fibre artist. I create pictures and wearable art with wool, silk, linen and viscose fibres amongst many others. My pictures are created by wet felting. I add all of my detail, my fibres with tweezer, these are my paintbrush. Layer upon layer. Then I add warm soap and water and gently agitate the the fibres until they start to matt together.

All of my detail is added before the felting. I do not add any needle felting or embroidery. My work is quite vibrant and organic. The fibres  go where they want to.

I also offer workshops in my little studio. These come with a warning-wet felting pictures is highly addictive.”

Art from £35

Instagram: Nikki Wheatley (@littleeccentric_nikkiwheatley)

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