Artists in Malvern and Colwall will be opening the doors of their studios to the public on bank holiday weekend.

The annual Worcestershire Open Studios returns from August 28 to 31 after last year’s event was cancelled because of the pandemic.

The largest free art event in Worcestershire is in its sixth year and allows visitors to go behind the scenes of some of the area’s top artists as they open their studios for all to come in and learn more about their work.

Across the county, 82 artists are participating at 58 different venues, including 12 artists in Malvern and eight in the Colwall area.

Mark Zytynski, a photographer from Malvern, said: “I have a passion for trees and woodlands. Working from high resolution digital photographic images, I produce limited edition mixed media artworks and fine art, painterly prints using highly textured watercolour papers.

“My aim is to create artworks and prints that will evoke the same feeling in the observer that I experienced in the ‘wild’. I have a permanent gallery space in my studio, The Tree Gallery, which will be open for Worcestershire Open Studios.”

Sarah Millin grew up in Malvern and has spent the past 12 years as a freelance artist and educator in Worcestershire.

She said: “During lockdown, I found myself drawn to the often-overlooked design elements found in supermarkets. The colours, textures, graphics and typography have become a real source of inspiration. “

Meanwhile painter Anna Cummings, from Colwall, said: “I rediscovered my love of painting when I did a course at Malvern School of Art in 2014 and I have been painting full time since, exhibiting with the Herefordshire Guild of Craftsmen in the three counties and beyond.

“I’m delighted to be able to welcome visitors again. I’ll be showing an entirely new selection of my oil paintings of the Malvern Hills and seascapes from the Hebrides to Cornwall. I look forward to seeing you for a chat!”

Visitors can enter a free prize draw with prizes including a £250 voucher towards from Bevere Gallery and a £100 voucher, which can be used to purchase artworks from participating artists.