Artists showcase their work across 45 exhibitions

Tina Gordon is a semi-abstract mixed media landscape artist who lives and works in Weston. Her paint

Tina Gordon is a semi-abstract mixed media landscape artist who lives and works in Weston. Her paintings capture the drama, shape and atmosphere of landscapes. Tina will be exhibiting alongside 6 other artists (Sandie Hargreaves, Barbara Burden, Wendy Tandy, David Langan, Emma Noble, Ian Beckton) at Green Area Venue 21 - Barley Wood House, Wrington, BS40 5SA. Picture: MARK ATHERTON - Credit: Archant

Paintings, drawings, ceramics, sculptures and textiles are just some of the impressive pieces on display for North Somerset Arts Week.

Val Newman paints contemporary oil paintings, collages and limited edition prints depicting the beau

Val Newman paints contemporary oil paintings, collages and limited edition prints depicting the beauty and fragility of the landscape and scenes from family history. Val will be sharing Blue Area Venue 20 Oakfield, Meeting House Lane, Claverham, BS49 4BT, with Joanna Williams (Professional Artist Blacksmith) and Madison Hobbs (Illustrative drawings and photography). Picture: MARK ATHERTON - Credit: Archant

North Somerset boasts a wealth of talent and venues have opened up their doors to host 45 exhibitions.

The bi-annual celebration of art, which ends on Sunday, allows artists to show off their work.

More than 200 artists are taking part and pink pennant flags have been set up to signpost fans to the exhibitions.

A North Somerset Arts spokesman said: "This year it is bigger and better than ever and we are hoping for record numbers of visitors across the 10 days."

Renee Kilburn creates unique hand modelled ceramic art for the home and garden using high fired ston

Renee Kilburn creates unique hand modelled ceramic art for the home and garden using high fired stoneware clay. Renee will be sharing Green Area Venue 11 - The Old School Rooms, Congresbury with Paul O'Donnell and Renate O'Donnell of Woodnthings. Picture: MARK ATHERTON - Credit: Archant


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Enthusiasts have the opportunity to own one of the artworks on display by taking part in the Arts Week Treasure Trail Competition.

Details are available in the brochure which can be picked up from venues or downloaded at www.northsomersetarts.org

Vivienne Hunter's work covers local scenes, floral images , animals and landscapes. Painting in acry

Vivienne Hunter's work covers local scenes, floral images , animals and landscapes. Painting in acrylics, mixed media, pen and wash. Vivienne will be sharing Green Area Venue 2 - Draycott Lodge, Wolvershill Road, Banwell, BS29 6DG with Elizabeth Johnson (Jewellery). Picture: MARK ATHERTON - Credit: Archant

John Hickley exhibiting architectural illustrations from Looking Up Weston, colourful Flower paintin

John Hickley exhibiting architectural illustrations from Looking Up Weston, colourful Flower paintings, and work from a History of Bleadon. Green Area Venue 5 - Hillside Farmhouse, Celtic Way, Bleadon, Weston-super-Mare. Picture: MARK ATHERTON - Credit: Archant

Rob Maxfield is a sculptor working in stone. From his workshop in Congresbury he undertakes commissi

Rob Maxfield is a sculptor working in stone. From his workshop in Congresbury he undertakes commission pieces and runs stone carving courses. Green Area Venue 9 - Rock-Mallet-Chisel, Smallway, Congresbury, BS49 5AA. Picture: MARK ATHERTON - Credit: Archant

Val Newman paints contemporary oil paintings, collages and limited edition prints depicting the beau

Val Newman paints contemporary oil paintings, collages and limited edition prints depicting the beauty and fragility of the landscape and scenes from family history. Val will be sharing Blue Area Venue 20 Oakfield, Meeting House Lane, Claverham, BS49 4BT, with Joanna Williams (Professional Artist Blacksmith) and Madison Hobbs (Illustrative drawings and photography). Picture: MARK ATHERTON - Credit: Archant

Val Newman paints contemporary oil paintings, collages and limited edition prints depicting the beau

Val Newman paints contemporary oil paintings, collages and limited edition prints depicting the beauty and fragility of the landscape and scenes from family history. Val will be sharing Blue Area Venue 20 Oakfield, Meeting House Lane, Claverham, BS49 4BT, with Joanna Williams (Professional Artist Blacksmith) and Madison Hobbs (Illustrative drawings and photography). Picture: MARK ATHERTON - Credit: Archant

Val Newman paints contemporary oil paintings, collages and limited edition prints depicting the beau

Val Newman paints contemporary oil paintings, collages and limited edition prints depicting the beauty and fragility of the landscape and scenes from family history. Val will be sharing Blue Area Venue 20 Oakfield, Meeting House Lane, Claverham, BS49 4BT, with Joanna Williams (Professional Artist Blacksmith) and Madison Hobbs (Illustrative drawings and photography). Picture: MARK ATHERTON - Credit: Archant

Val Newman paints contemporary oil paintings, collages and limited edition prints depicting the beau

Val Newman paints contemporary oil paintings, collages and limited edition prints depicting the beauty and fragility of the landscape and scenes from family history. Val will be sharing Blue Area Venue 20 Oakfield, Meeting House Lane, Claverham, BS49 4BT, with Joanna Williams (Professional Artist Blacksmith) and Madison Hobbs (Illustrative drawings and photography). Picture: MARK ATHERTON - Credit: Archant

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