North Meadow Artist Studios and Galleries

North Meadow Visitor Parking, Weevil Lane, PO12 1BP: 4hrs free; limited spaces

A professional marine artist, Colin Baxter works mainly in watercolours in a self taught style. His detailed paintings are the result of many hours of research and knowledge of old working craft. Colin also creates works of art in driftwood and objects found whilst beachcombing, such as harbour quaysides with cottages, pubs and fishing boats. Tel: 02392 525014.

The Art Pod Studio runs various art classes and workshops throughout the year for all abilities. They also run 6 Art Clubs a week where members can come along and paint what they please. There is a small gift shop and gallery where you can purchase anything from a local mug to a piece of jewellery. Opening times vary. Tel: 023 9250 1831.

Richard Smith creates remarkable and striking furniture, artworks and clocks from recycled materials. Taking his inspiration from things he finds and sees around him, he creates intricate objects with interlocking patterns which draw the eye. Opening hours vary. Tel:07531435999.

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