Artists Open House

The concept of visiting a working Artist's house to view work and meet the artist has developed through many years of past Windsor Fringes. We are proud to be working in partnership with Windsor Festival to continue to give the unique opportunity of seeing local artists and their work. There will be a wide rage of art forms on display. These include Sculpture, ceramics, painting, drawing, multimedia work and photography. The artists will be available for discussion about the work they produce, much of which will be for sale. In some of the houses there will also be refreshments available. 

Walking maps are available at the houses, or download the map image and print it out.

Allotment Painters (Venue 1 on map)

Sat 23 - Tue 26 Sept, 12 noon until late

The Hop House, The George Inn, 77 The High Street, Eton SL4 6AF

An exhibition by a group of talented artists producing challenging work in a variety of media - watercolour, acrylic, charcoal, pastel and mixed media.

But is it Art? (Venue 2 on map)

Sat 23 - Sun 24 Sept, 12 noon to 6 pm

The Queen Charlotte Bar and Restaurant, 6 Church Lane, Windsor SL4 1PA

A contemporary and abstract art group exhibiting far reaching works in a wide range of media from paint to crochet, ceramics to collage.

Artists include Jonathan Greenyer, Aurora Spain, Gabs Doering, Genine Rainsborough, Ida Montague, Jane Pitcher, Jules Peck, Mark Burden, Sue Haylet, Valerie Leung and many others.


The Three Graces (Venue 3 on map)

Sat 23 7 pm - 9 pm & Sun 24 Sept 10.30 am - 2.30 pm

Busy Button's Creative Studio (Next to Fenwicks), 8 - 9 King Edward Court, Windsor SL4 1TF

Three generations of one family exhibiting together.

Billie Krstovic - angels, mystical creatures, nature, spirits, floral and abstracts.

Eileen Thomas - watercolours.

Tara Thomas-Krstovic - textiles, paintings, sculptures.

Family Workshop (Venue 3 on map)

Sat 23 Sept 10.30 am to 2.30 pm

Busy Button's Creative Studio (Next to Fenwicks), 8 - 9 King Edward Court, Windsor SL4 1TF

Come along with your family and create some art together. Take it home and hang it on your wall. Billie Krstovic will be on hand to offer expert artistic help.

Sue Freeman-Pask (Venue 4 on map)

Sat 23 - Sun 24 Sept 12 noon to 6 pm

5 Clarence Crescent, Windsor SL4 5DT

The female face – the most used image in history from the goddesses of Greece and Rome, to the Madonna in the Middle Ages, the beautiful portraits of the Renaissance, muses of the Pre-Raphaelites, prostitutes of the Impressionists, Art Deco ladies, icons of Hollywood, and photographic models in the mass media today.


Prime Studios (Venue 5 0n map)

Sat 23 - Sun 24 Sept 12 noon to 6 pm

Prime Studios, 1 - 6 Ward Royal Parade, Alma Road, Windsor SL4 3HR

Mario D’Auria

Mario designs his pieces via digital modelling and translates them into tangible physical objects using 3D printing technologies. His pieces vary from miniatures to small sculptures and vases, all featuring organic and complex shapes. The translucent and pearlescent materials he uses play with the light giving a different experience with different illuminations.


Andy Finlay

Working predominantly in oils, Andy is a contemporary artist who combines abstract elements with figurative imagery in his signature textured white-on-white urban landscape paintings. It is just the light falling onto the texture of the paint and the resulting highlights and shadows that create the image.‘My aim in all my work is to draw viewers in and for the work to slowly reveal itself. My work tends to sneak up on you and slows you down as it transforms and I like that. It’s such a contrast to instant imagery that’s all around us.’


Ayesha Gamiet

Ayesha creates her paintings using shell gold, gouache, and handmade pigment watercolours, employing traditional methods and techniques from Ottoman manuscript illumination, and Persian and Indian miniature painting. Rooted in the rich language of Islamic art and the natural world, Ayesha’s work reinterprets traditional forms and motifs for a contemporary context. Ayesha’s travels, studies, and teaching in the Middle East and Asia continue to inform and inspire her work.


Rebecca Mendoza

Rebecca Mendoza is an artist working in dry media – pencil, charcoal and pastel – whose work focuses on the nude, portraiture, still life and landscapes / skyscapes. Her preoccupation currently is with the exploration of the qualities of light, air and translucence innate in everyday existence and the consequent manifestation of these qualities on a two-dimensional surface.


Tom Neil

lTom is a multi-disciplinary artist working throughout the UK as a composer, actor and theatre director. His career includes working with legendary ‘empty space’ director, Yoshi Oïda; re-opening the refurbished Frank Matcham designed Theatre Royal in Portsmouth; adapting a stage premiere of James Joyce; and composing the first orchestral work for Michael Davis’ chimes, a newly commissioned instrument.


Jessie Rayat

This painting is part of a body of work that has culminated from my landscape photography, exploring the serendipitous nature of watercolour and drawing from my visual memory.


Sue Relph PS SGFA

Life and portrait drawings and paintings.

Alessio Pistilli (Venue 6 on map)

Sat 23 - Sun 24 Sept 12 noon to 6 pm

81 Duke Street, Windsor SL4 1SJ

Eclectic Italian artist – paintings, portraits, sculptures and prints in oil, acrylic, water colour, plaster and marble. Creativity without boundaries.


Cynthia Barlow Marrs SGFA (Venue 7 on map)

Sat 23 - Sun 24 Sept 12 noon to 6 pm

22 Trinity Place, Windsor SL4 3AT

In a Windsor Fringe and Festival exclusive, Cynthia is showing 17 original illustrations commissioned by Dorling Kindersley for their new book, Artist's Drawing Techniques, published in August 2017. Cynthia wrote and illustrated the chapter on pen and ink. Also on show: new sketchbooks, new work in development, greetings cards, and fine art prints of selected originals.


Margarita Vul (Venue 8 on map)

Sat 23 - Sun 24 Sept 12 noon to 6 pm

33 Temple Road, Windsor SL4 1HP

Visit this house for mixed media paintings and collages, some reflecting scenes of local life. Collectible and unique papier-mache ornaments on display.


Rhian Winslade & Christian Dodd (Venue 9 on map)

Sat 23 - Sun 24 Sept 12 noon to 6 pm

24 Dagmar Road, Windsor SL4 1JL

Artist: Rhian Winslade

A ceramicist who likes to hand build pots using a variety of clays. Large pieces sit alongside quirky porcelain decorations.


Artist: Christian Dodd

Paintings, cyanotypes and readymade canvases exploring ideas of rarity, value and uniqueness.

Denby Richards (Venue 10 on map)

Sat 23 - Sun 24 Sept 12 noon to 6 pm

37 Grove Road, Windsor SL4 1JD

Here and There and Heroes and Villains: Many of Denby's silkscreen prints feature personal images of his travels in the UK and abroad. He also creates prints of his contemporary heroes and the occasional ne're-do-well.


Sally Ann Cotter & Sarah Cox (Venue 11 on map)

Sat 23 - Sun 24 Sept 12 noon to 6 pm

36 Adelaide Square, Windsor SL4 2 AR

Artist: Sally Ann Cotter

Originally from a printed textile design background, Sally has produced an eclectic mix of modern florals, animal portraits and abstract art using mixed media.

Artist: Sarah Cox

Sarah has been painting for over 30 years and is deeply inspired by the impressionists. She loves to capture the light and drama of the fleeting moment. Seascapes, woodlands, nature, and figures are her main themes – the bigger and more dramatic the better.