St Andrew Street Open Studios – Fringe by the Sea
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St Andrew Street Open Studios

Sat 5th – Sun 13th August 2023
St Andrew Street – various addresses



St Andrew St. Open Studios

Local artists living just a stone’s throw from the festival hub are welcoming interested visitors to their home studios at various dates/times (listed below). Drop-in to meet them and find out more about their art, processes and inspiration.

Jayne Stokes, 23 St Andrew Street

Line Mortensen, 34 St Andrew Street

Linda Mackinnon, 36 St Andrew Street

Mandy Little, 30A St Andrew Street


Artist Open Studios, Jayne Stokes, 23 St Andrew Street,


5-13 August

Free, drop-in

Jayne graduated from Edinburgh College of Art in 1996 with a first class honours degree in drawing and painting; and latterly studied at Winchester School of Art in Barcelona graduating with an MA in Fine Art in 1998. Jayne is essentially a landscape painter but not in a traditional sense. Working in a range of mediums her aim is to explore and document our relationship with the environment. The starting point for most of her work is a journey. This could be a short walk, a car journey or a trip further afield. Jayne has participated in numerous exhibitions throughout the UK. Most recently she was shortlisted for the Sunday Times Watercolour Prize 2020 and The Westmorland Landscape Prize 2019. Her work is held in many public and private collections including those of Standard Life Aberdeen, Grizedale Arts, Edinburgh College of Art and Art in Healthcare.

Open Studio will allow the public to explore Jayne’s workspace and to give an insight into her working process, visitors will also be given the chance to purchase a piece of original art.


Artist Open Studios, Line Mortensen, 34 St. Andrew Street


5-13 August

Free, drop-in


Line is a Danish artist based in North Berwick. Her main body of work are one-off wall pieces  and sculptural objects created by mixing skills, materials and techniques from a wide range of art forms such as architecture, design, mosaic, ceramic and glass. Most work is abstract to semi-abstract and based on Line’s love of form, materials, textures, colours and good craftsmanship. The inspiration is often the materials themselves and how they are best used and presented but the natural world and expression of emotions do also influence her work. Line has a genuine compulsion to create and aim to create work which reflects her style and personality while also having the quality and presence to be of long-lasting interest and value.

Line says: I work in glass, stone and clay so my workspace is a busy place. When visiting  you can see materials and tools, learn about some of the techniques I use and get to know a bit about my inspirations and the life of an artist.

For a few days my living room is converted into a gallery space where I will exhibit a wide range of my artwork – new, old, large and small from jewellery to sculptural object and wall pieces. You are welcome to simply have a look around but will also have the chance to buy some of my pieces. Weather permitting perhaps enjoy lingering a bit in my small garden too.

Please be aware that there is sadly no dedicated parking or easy access to my home/workshop (many stairs).

Visitors must be 14 and over. Only 3 accompanied visitors in my workshop at a time.


Artist Open Studios, Linda Mackinnon, 36 St Andrew Street,


5-13th August

Free, drop-in



Drop in to see my work and learn about the processes I use.

Make a print

Pick up some collage papers.

Enjoy the art.


I studied Sculpture at Edinburgh College of Art and worked as an Art teacher. I ran my Garden Design business within East Lothian for 17 years before deciding to concentrate full time on my own printmaking and collage work. I mostly exhibit in galleries within East Lothian and The Borders and this year had work included in the RSW exhibition Edinburgh.



Open studio – Mandy Little

1-4 pm   4-7th August

1-4 pm 10-13th August


Where – 30A St Andrew Street North Berwick. EH39 4NX


I am an amateur artist and work with mixed media on canvas. My paintings are very colourful and heavily influenced by my environment and how I see it  including the sea, waves, seabirds, boats, washing lines and other aspects of water and sky.

I use acrylics, spray acrylics, collage items, inks, and at times fabric paints


Along with 3 other artists in the street, I am opening my studio for a part of the Fringe by the Sea. You will be able to see a whole range of different types of work from large canvases to small. Also you have the chance to buy canvases or order prints of the work.


Parking and access – there is street parking within the street and a car park at the end of the street. Please note there are five steep steps and a handrail up to my front door.


Safety – for safety reasons, visitors must be 14 and over. Only three visitors can be in the workshop at one time due to space.


Fee – there is no entrance fee.


Bio – Mandy was born in Dundee originally and travelled overseas as well as living in England and latterly for a long period in Edinburgh before relocating to North Berwick 5 years ago.

Previously, Mandy exhibited in the Edinburgh Colony of Artists. In addition, she has exhibited at the Dancing Light Gallery in the Borders as well as in the previous Corn Exchange Gallery in Biggar.


You can find Mandy’s work at

and on instagram   Mandy.Paints