Artists from towns and villages across the Chalk Downs and Vale of Pewsey will throw open their studio doors for four weekends as part of the Marlborough open studios art trail.

Each weekend from Saturday until July 20, the public have had a chance to see Marlborough Open Studio artists in their working environment between 11am and 5pm.

Chairman Michael Angove said: “It is an opportunity to buy wonderful art at a discount whilst enjoying the beautiful countryside.”

This year Windows on Art has been well supported by 34 shops along Marlborough High Street displaying art.

The annual event, now in its 19th year, kicked off with a successful Summer Show to preview their artists’ work at the beginning of June.

The six day taster show at Mount House was visited by more than 300 people as well as pupils from Marlborough College next door.

For details, see n More on theatre and arts: page 58