Ipswich Town Football Club Goalkeeper Richard Wright is to take part in a new show by Beccles artist and life caster Michelle Payne.

Michelle is currently opening her studio at The Upstairs Gallery on Exchange Square as part of Suffolk Open Studios which is currently on all over Suffolk. Suffolk Open Studios allows visitors to access artists across the region by visiting their homes and studios to discuss their work, commission or even choose artwork of their choice to purchase.

Michelle is currently working in her studio every weekend throughout June on castings for her new solo show as selected artist for Ip-Art, Ipswich Art festival, and at this time, people from the region can view the new works as they are progressing in her studio.

This includes the work for Ipswich Town goalkeeper Richard Wright – Richard’s cast is a sculpture of his hands saving the ball, bronze effect and will be auctioned for the charity East Anglian Childrens Hospice during the Ipswich Show, which opens at The Frame Workshop and Gallery, Ipswich on 1st July.

ITFC has also donated a signed Ipswich Football for the show. With many works and casts from her models on show at Paynes open studio, this is a chance not to be missed to see new works first hand.

Michelle is also currently working on a new project over two years involving an auction and Icons for the 21st Century, with new cast of Sarah Burge (the living Barbie Doll) coming to Beccles soon.

For a Suffolk Open Studios brochure, to visit Michelle Studio please visit the Upstairs Gallery or go to the website www.michellepayne.co.uk or tel 01502 717191 for more information