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York Open Studios was hard work, but so much fun to take part in. I shared my studio with Jess from North Doodle Company and her gorgeous illustrative work.  The sun came out and together we saw 997 visitors through the door over the four days we were open.

We talked to people from all over the world; tourists, locals, galleries, budding young artists, people just starting to paint, established artists and those who just love it. We saw old friends and made new ones.

Of course, now my studio is clean and tidy I can’t find a thing! I’m sure it’ll get back to its normal state shortly.

Here are some pics of the event (and evidence that it can be tidy!)…

Castlegate House scrubbed up a treat!

Castlegate House scrubbed up a treat!

Sarah and Jess preparing the studio before the doors opened

Everything (almost) straight

Everything (almost) straight

York Open Studios

I’m not telling you how long it took to get the pictures lined up!

Welcome to venue 43!

Welcome to venue 43!

Our sign, held up by a big-eared monster, to cherubs and a fish!

Open Studios colours and a little bit of sunshine!

The sketch books were popular

The sketch books were popular

Love my Bobbi Trolley

Limited edition giclée prints

Limited edition giclée prints

Peas and Castle Coast, limited edition prints

Peas and Castle Coast, limited edition prints

My life drawing portfolio triggered a lot of conversation

My life drawing portfolio triggered a lot of conversation

'Is that Martin?' Lots of visitors knew this model!

‘Is that Martin?’ Lots of visitors knew this model!

Art cards and printed sketch books

Art cards and printed sketch books

Jess and her gorgeous work

Jess and her gorgeous work

Just don't look in the Cupboard of Doom!

Don’t look in the ‘Cupboard of Doom’. Well, it had to go somewhere!

York Open Studios