After feverishly working on her largest series of sculptures to date, Exeter-based artist Amy McCarthy is enjoying seeing them in their full glory in a free, 2.5km sculpture trail in Yarner Wood, Dartmoor. The sculptures, made from recycled wood and glass, are on view every Friday, Saturday and Sunday until September 22. Amy is a contemporary glass artist making decorative panels and architectural glass. Visit www.amyorangejuice.co.uk
East Devon Art Academy, Old Fore Street, Sidmouth
The academy's latest exhibition has opened to coincide with DOS venues and features the wide range of styles and media of artists Zee Jones, David McCracken, Favell Bevan-Arti, Christina Windley, Neil Hampson and Catherine Osbond. Seascapes, landscapes, figurative work and semi-abstracts on display until September 22nd, from 11am to 5pm. The exhibition will continue to open at weekends throughout October.
Inspired by the stunning coastline of Devon and Cornwall and the rugged landscape of Dartmoor, Kath uses sketches and photographs to create final pieces in her studio at home. Her latest pieces are celebrations of colour in our landscape. They can be seen in her home studio gallery in Whipton Lane, Heavitree, Exeter, until September 21.
Rebecca de Mendonça
Dynamic pastels of people and horses is what Rebecca de Mendonça is renowned for. In a varied career she has worked with many creative people, on such fascinating projects as sculpting the famous ceiling in Harrods food hall and producing work for Warwick Castle museum and Madame Tussauds. Her work is on view at her home and studio at Goffins Dairy, Church Hill, Pinhoe, until September 22.
"Re-maker" Jane Perkins takes inspiration from found objects and works them into something new. Having graduated as a mature student five years ago, and she has been making portraits from collaged found materials ever since.
This year she has been working on a collection called superior beings with work influenced by religious art.
It is on view at The Cafe, 76 Fore Street, Topsham, until September 22.
Heatherbell gave up teaching to pursue a career as a professional artist and has organised several solo shows in Exeter, Topsham and Tiverton, as well as exhibiting in Germany. Her inspiration comes from Devon's beautiful landscapes, seascapes and National Trust gardens. Scenes from the Lake District and the Greek Islands have now been added to her portfolio in the last year and recently she was commissioned to do some intriguing art work, for a horror film in the making called Porcelain Presence which could not be more removed from her landscapes.
Her work is on view at Red Sail Studio, Stagg Mill Cottage, Uplowman, Tiverton, until September 22.