Every Summer artists from all over the Isle of Wight open their studios and homes to welcome visitors as part of ‘Open Studios’. It’s a fantastic opportunity to meet the person behind the work spanning the whole creative sphere from fine art to photography, sculpture to illustration.
In the case of Marianne she invited people to see the process of how she created her book. From the first notes to sketches, drafts, mock ups and even the editorial process – which involved a lot of red pen! Successfully crowdfunded and self published this was also a chance to for budding writers and indie authors to put their questions to her and meet one of the inspirations behind her book – the ‘real’ Spike the Vizsla!