Artist opens up space to the public for unique exhibition

Jon Chambers, of Albert Street, Aylesbury - holding an exhibition of his work in his home has part of Bucks Open Studios PNL-160606-222910009
Jon Chambers, of Albert Street, Aylesbury - holding an exhibition of his work in his home has part of Bucks Open Studios PNL-160606-222910009
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A musician and artist is opening up his town centre studio to the public.

In 1991, Jon Chambers formed Sunray and has enjoyed success with this music offerings including 2007’s Tomorrow and 2010’s Baby Honey.

Jon Chambers, of Albert Street, Aylesbury - holding an exhibition of his work in his home has part of Bucks Open Studios PNL-160606-222823009

Jon Chambers, of Albert Street, Aylesbury - holding an exhibition of his work in his home has part of Bucks Open Studios PNL-160606-222823009

But his output in art predates his music, and when his 36 Albert Street Studios opens its doors every weekend from June 11 to 26, Jon hopes that visitors will appreciate his first love.

He said: “I was making art before I was making music, I actually think this is the case with most musicians, we even make art in nursery school and I think a lot of people can lose touch with that.

“This exhibition certainly feels a lot more personal. When you make records or produce articles they end up in shops around the world, but when you produce art there is only one and it’s much more personal, there is an honesty there,” Mr Chambers said.

He added: “In a lovely way, all we are all really trying to do is communicate a feeling or an idea, and the beauty lies in the communication.”

Jon works in a mix of medias including oils, acrylics and collage, and he says the finished product is what excites him most about his projects.

He said: “I deliberately haven’t pursued one particular process, it’s the end result not the process which excites me, and that’s fine because there is no cheating in art.

“I hope that people who come to the exhibition find some beauty in it, I hope that people understand what I am trying to communicate.”

The Albert Street Studios is open as part of the Aylesbury and Area Art Trail which runs from June 11 to 26.

To find out more about the event, and to see which other artists studios will be open, visit www.bucksopenstudios.org.uk

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