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Julie Jenkins & Sarah Ayling: Somerset Art Weeks Open Studios 2021

Friday 10 September 2021, 20:28
By Julie Jenkins

Julie Jenkins sitting with ladies

Sat 18th Sept -
Sun 3rd Oct
(excl. Mon/Tues)

11am - 5pm

5 Flingers Lane

Two travelling ladies combine forces to show their colourful paintings and prints in the Somerset town of Wincanton. This month, take a moment to escape on a trip around the world on an exciting artistic journey with Sarah Ayling and Julie Jenkins. This is a unique opportunity to visit these two practising artists, to see and buy their work. 

Somerset Art Weeks Open Studios runs from Saturday 18th September - Sunday 3rd October, during which period Julie's and Sarah's exhibition will be open every day from 11am - 5pm, except Mondays and Tuesdays.

Julie Jenkins

Artist Julie Jenkins trained and worked as a graphic designer in London. She paints in mixed media, both landscape and portrait subjects.

Widespread travel to remote and fascinating locations worldwide is a great source of inspiration to both Julie’s creativity and spirituality.

The process of creation is a joy, from the initial concept to the flowing lines and colour that form the image on paper.

Julie has exhibited her work internationally and nationally, showing at the Society of Graphic Fine Art in London. She has also held solo exhibitions in Brighton Festival, Sussex, Guildford House, Surrey, Dorset and Wiltshire. Julie has regularly participated in Somerset Art Weeks Open Studios at her home in Wincanton since 2004. Julie is currently working for an exhibition to be held October 2022 in Salisbury, Wiltshire, at Fisherton Mill Gallery.

Gujarati Girl by Julie JenkinsHimalayas by Julie Jenkins

Prayer Wheels by Julie JenkinsBuddah of Longevity by Julie Jenkins

Sarah Ayling

Sarah trained at Sir John Cass in Central London before moving to an illustration and graphic design course at Kent Institute of Art & Design. Sarah completed a degree in Public Art covering printmaking, photography, enamel and lead to specialising in stained glass. She retains a curiosity of many art forms including current exploration into textiles and leather.

Sarah has exhibited in several galleries and was a member of the Crafts Council, and Somerset Guild of Craftsmen.

Inspiration comes to Sarah from any direction. A love of travel both home and abroad, images and artworks, craft courses and the internet. It’s always an adventure where stimulus can come. She has been a resident in Somerset for over 20 years and this beautiful region remains a major influence.

Gujarati Girl by Julie JenkinsLeather work by Sarah Ayling

by Sarah Aylingby Sarah Ayling


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