Jean Picton

After gaining my art degree I didn’t know what to do next, so I applied to the Digswell Art Trust for a fellowship. The Digswell Arts Trust is a charity that for over fifty years has focused on artists in the early phase of their careers. To my surprise, I was accepted and it was here I experimented and developed my own style of painting. Up to this point, selling my paintings had not occurred to me.

A chance meeting on a train, with an editor of an art magazine who was interested in my life story, led to an article in that magazine which was seen by a major art publishing company. The rest, as they say, is history!

Herts Visual Arts 2017

For almost 30 years, artists and makers across Hertfordshire have been welcoming visitors for the annual Herts Open Studios in September. The county’s largest free-to-enter art event is no exception in 2017 as nearly 130 artists and makers take part over 3 weeks from 9th September to 1st October 2017 inclusive. 

Countywide, more than 10,000 Open Studios visits are anticipated, with additional local events and trails adding to the journey of discovery, the opportunities for visitors. From students to graduates, individuals to families, visitors of all ages and interests are bound to find a warm welcome as they to explore the wealth of talent and creativity across Hertfordshire.

Future Exhibitions 

November will see another local artist exhibiting at The Golden Fleece.

If you are interested in exhibiting in 2018 please contact

Sharon on 079 29 23 06 23 for

more information