Fall truly Madley deeply in love with Phil’s wax art

Phil Madley
Phil Madley

A Wilstone wax artist will be taking part in one of the UK’s largest visual arts events which showcases some of the finest artistic talents around.

The countdown is on to the 29th Bucks Open Studios, which starts on Saturday and runs until June 22.

Phil Madley, of Tring Road, is a specialist encaustic wax artist who uses an iron, hot air gun and coloured waxes to create some spectacular works.

A spokesman for Bucks Open Studios said of Madley’s art: “It is very different original work from an enthusiastic and talented artist.

“Unbelievable demonstrations in a fabulous setting near canals and reservoirs. Prepare to be amazed.”

Madley will be one of around 500 artists and makers at the event including painters, glass workers, basket weavers, metal workers, wood turners, jewellery makers, book makers, print makers, ceramicists, silk makers and many more.

The artists will be opening their studios to the public for free and showcasing their talent through free demonstrations, exhibitions and workshops.

Madley will be joined by a number of artists from Tring including painters Sally Bassett and Jilli Jenkins, jewellery and stained glass painting maker Mary Perkins, painter and stitched textiles maker Sallie Miller, painter Brenda Hurley, fine art photographer Kate Hampton and the Thursday Art Group, which does paintings, ceramics and silver jewellery.

Bob and Ann Marshall, the new joint chairs of Bucks Open Studios said: “Bucks Open Studios has grown in every way year on year – more participants, more venues, and more visitors - and we want to make sure that it continues to gain in popularity with the public.”

Visit the Bucks Open Studios website here or visit Phil’s website here