CONGRATULATIONS to the organisers and participating artists of the Open Studio Trail which was held on a beautiful sunny day in Penarth on July 12.

The diverse artistic talent in Penarth is quite amazing with artists working in watercolour, arcylics, oils, pottery, ceramics and glass. It was so inspiring to see these artists in their own studios, where refreshments were offered with a donation to Breast Cancer Care.

I feel very fortunate to have won the raffle prize of an original painting by Pauline Williams.

I do hope this trail will be a fixture of Penarth Festival for years to come as it is a good showcase for the artistic talent that abounds in Penarth, and one not to be missed.

Sonia Newby

Whitcliffe Drive