Across Hertfordshire 110 artists are preparing to welcome the public into their homes and studios this summer for Herts Open Studios 2016.

Hosted by Herts Visual Arts, which kicks off this weekend and runs until September 25, celebrates the wide range of local artists and has been running now for 26 years.

Ceramics, paintings, photography, glass - there's plenty of artforms to engage with. Open Studios gives people the opportunity to visit artists, see demonstrations, get involved and be inspired.

And here are five artists to visit in St Albans and Harpenden

Opal Seabrook

Watch demonstrations and see the unique, one-off, handmade art and jewellery by Opal, a glass artist from Harpenden. Opal began using stained and leaded glass before progressing to fused glass and now uses various forms of opaque, clear and iridescent glass to create unique pieces of art and jewellery.

Details: 01582 623442

Sue Wookey

A watercolour painter and photographer whose work is inspired by nature, symbols, dreams and inner journeys. Sue says she layers her paintings with different levels of meaning for the viewer to discover and uses a combination of watercolour and gouache to create glowing and detailed work. Sue believes that it takes two to create a painting - the artist who offers it and then the response of each person who sees it.

Details: 01582 702861

Emma Farnc

Emma will be exhibiting a selection of her atmospheric paintings that she produced during her year as the Abbey Theatre's artist in residence. The St Albans born artist often works with patterns and textiles as well as painting and has been exhibiting her work in London for more than ten years, but recently returned to her hometown and is now exhibiting locally.

Abbey Theatre, Westminster Lodge, Holwell Hil, St Albans.

Itziar Olaberria

A photographer, painter, graphic designer and print maker, Itziar Olaberria is a versatile artist from St Albans, whose contemporary artwork is often defined by a personal touch of colour, light and texture.

Brampton Road, St Albans.

Eleanor Langton

Award-winning artist Eleanor Langton explores colour, shape, perspective and patterns. Her work is a celebration of beauty in everyday life expressed though modern and quirky still-life paintings, drawings and calligraphy.

Abbots Park, St Albans.