Painting Goat

Inspiration is Everywhere for Sunderland Artists

I am convinced that the natural beauty surrounding the community of Sunderland is why so many artists call it home. Numerous talented artists can be found here—complete with home studios located downtown and scattered throughout the community. The North Durham area usually hosts a Fall Studio Tour, but COVID-19 put that on hold last fall. Traditionally, visitors were issued a map marked with each studio’s location, and you could drive around to each one while enjoying the beautiful fall colours in this area. I loved going on the tour as it gave me a glimpse into the lives of each artist. You could view and purchase their work, as well as get to know them one-on-one.

– by Alison Bennie for