Studios open to public for May Days Arts Trail

ARTY Sisters in law Liz Cornelius-Jackson and Charlotte Cornelius
ARTY Sisters in law Liz Cornelius-Jackson and Charlotte Cornelius
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THE May Days Arts Trail wraps up this weekend with a feast of treats in Hayling.

Art-lovers can catch sculptors, jewellers and painters hard at work in their own studios at the last of Havant’s weekends of open art studios.

One of them is Charlotte Cornelius who creates silver jewellery inspired by the sea, the Olympics and the Jubilee and will show her work at 20 Bacon Lane.

She said: ‘The arts trail has been going for seven years now and it’s a wonderful opportunity for artists, who usually work alone, to network, and for the public to be able to access art without going to an intimidating gallery.

‘It’s very informal and welcoming and artists range from amateur to professional. It’s also a chance to buy art without the inflated prices of a gallery.’

The Arts Trail has already taken place in Emsworth, Havant, Waterlooville and Leigh Park.

Lizzie Cornelius will show her paintings as will Sue and Zyg Kruk, Michael Peacock, Heather Gray-Newton and David Simms, plus many more.

Studios are open 10am to 5pm tomorrow and Sunday.

Pick up a brochure at Hayling Library or Beachlands or go to