An art trail in the Waveney Valley that is celebrating its 20th anniversary is inviting visitors to open studio doors this spring.

On the event weekends of May 18 to 19 and May 25 to 27, some 26 artists will give the public a glimpse into their creative process.

Artwork ranging from contemporary and traditional paintings, mixed media, lino prints, drawings, collage, textiles, wire sculptures and more will be on display.

The chairman of Harleston & Waveney Art Trail (HWAT), Malcolm Cudmore, said: “I am so proud that HWAT goes from strength to strength and that we have been part of the art scene in this region for 20 years now.

Diss Mercury: Robin Harries' work will form part of the trail Robin Harries' work will form part of the trail (Image: Submitted)

“I’m delighted to say that, despite our maturity, we continue to refresh and renew the offer to our visitors with excellent artists and such a diverse range of artwork.

"Following our very successful group exhibition at The Bell Gallery in Bungay in December 2023, we look forward with confidence to the next decade with much optimism and inspiration.

“It’s wonderful that a group is showing together at Wingfield Barns.

"This includes some members who, for many reasons, may no longer be in a position to open their own studios in future years."

Artist Dom Theobald, who is based in Mettingham, said: “I am in a new spacious studio, refitted and equipped for both painting and printmaking.

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"This is great for work of all sizes, including large-scale canvases and a range of etchings and smaller paintings.

“HWAT is a brilliant opportunity to share both the work and the environment in which it is developed."

Trail brochures listing all the artists, studio locations, directions, including an easy-to-read scale map, are available now.

They can be picked up from any branch of Durrant’s, The Shed at Pura Vida and many other locations across the region.