HUNDREDS of artists across the county throw open the doors to their studios for a fortnight this September for Somerset Art Weeks.

The art-curious public are encouraged to embark on a pilgrimage of visual arts venues from Saturday September 20 until Friday October 5.

Among the Burnham area talents signed up, are:

o LINDA GEE of The Garden Studio at 212 Burnham Road, Burnham, with her vibrant textiles, using washes of paint and layers of fabric

o ERIC PETRIE, at 100, Highbridge Road, Burnham, with his art of margins; paintings preoccupied with animals and birds between earth and water

o PETER HOWE, of Meadow View (No. 16), on Burnham’s Osborne Walk, showcasing his selection of contemporary paintings in oil and acryclic

o CORA STOCK and MARGARET MICKLEWRIGHT at 47 The Esplanade, Burnham, combining etchings and ceramics, landscape paintings and sculpture

o TIMOTHY SMITH, with his focus on ‘beauty overlooked’, capturing local scenes in acrylic and gouache at his base in 47, Rosewood Avenue, Burnham

o GEORGE FOWRAKER, a professional wood-turner at 7, Rectory Drive, Burnham, fashioning objects from pens and bowls to platters and outsize ornaments

o And SHEILA HOLNESS, specialist in jewellery, pottery and silverwork at Rose Cottage, at 8 Brent Street, Brent Knoll.

Somerset Art Weeks’ patron, Grand Designs’ Kevin McCloud, has described the annual arts celebration as playing “an invaluable role” in promoting the county’s arts.

For the full programme of affiliated arts venues visit