Tim Carroll is coming out from behind his painter's easel to welcome guests to his own home as part of Swindon Open Studios.

On Saturday and Sunday September 3 and 4, and the following weekend, Tim will be showcasing his 100 Views of Swindon series of paintings, some of his new figurative works and ceramics.

Tim is one of Swindon's better known artists having graduated with an honours BA in Fine Art from Leeds University. He has never been far from a paint brush or pencil and over the years has exhibited his works in displays such as the Walcot Chapel in Bath, Treberfydd Manor in South Wales, The Rover showroom in Soho, London and the Victorian Art Gallery in Bath.

The artist has also had pictures accepted by the Open Exhibition at the Bristol Royal West of England Academy and he won the Oexmann Award.

Tim's picture, Lady In Red, was chosen to go on the front of this year's Swindon Festival of Literature brochure. The artists from the Open Studios lent their talents to the literary festival by creating a series of miniatures which were displayed outside the Arts Centre’s auditorium throughout the festival in May.

Tim joins a number of artists who will honour Swindon in this year's Open Studios event including Caroline Day who will be drawing inspiration from the public gardens almost on her own doorstep.

To visit Tim in his studio call at 52, St Margaret's Road, SN3 1RX where you will be welcome to chat to Tim, look around the garden and enjoy some refreshments. For more details visit www.swindonopenstudios.blogspot.com. - Flicky Harrison