An artist’s studio can reveal volumes about its owner. Some painters thrive on tidiness while others find creativity in chaos. Often, studios are meccas for color, texture and form with art works covering walls and floors. Some studios command inspirational views, and some, such as basket artist Margaret Schultz’s, are filled with objects collected from nature. For visitors, there’s the voyeuristic pleasure of peeping inside private realms and catching glimpses of new work, never before exhibited. In fact, the Palos Verdes Art Center’s annual Artists’ Studio Tour is so popular that this year’s tour of nine studios will be extended to two days: from 10 a.m. to 5p.m. Oct. 13 and 14. “We have expanded to two days because last year’s participants enjoyed visiting with the artists so much that they didn’t have time to visit all the studios. Now they can visit some each day,” said Nancy Backes, PVAC event organizer. The tour includes the studios of Backes, who draws pen-and-ink house portraits; painter Lerri Petersen, fabric artist Anne Sheikh and jewelry designer June Treherne will provide demonstrations on the deck at the studio. Oil painter Elma Beck’s studio will be on tour, with demonstrations by jeweler Nancy Comaford and painter Jean Stephenson. Paul Conrad, political cartoonist for the Los Angeles Times, opens his studio filled with bronze sculptures as well as award-winning political cartoons. Don Crocker’s Rolling Hills barn is his studio. His plein-air paintings will be on view, while Bob Doughty’s San Pedro loft is where he creates his watercolors. Anita Gerlach paints traditional landscapes and portraits in oils. At her studio, ceramist Lyn-Rae Ashley and jeweler and painter Joy Gonzalez will demonstrate. Margaret Mohr incorporates calligraphy in her luminous spiritual paintings. At her studio, painter Danny Behringer and fiber artist Pam Reid will demonstrate. Margaret Schultz makes baskets from natural materials she gathers herself. At this location, jewelry designer Marilyn Harrison, ceramist Jan Napolitan and painter Lois Olsen will demonstrate. The final studio will be that of Deborah Wright, who creates jewelry at Angels Gate Cultural Center. At the PVAC, demonstrating artists will include fabric artist Olivia Batchelder, ceramist Christy Armstrong, jewelers Karla Schmidt Commins, Donna Conklin and Portia Spurney, and glass artists Karen Pester and Tony Velasquez. The tour is sponsored by the Art Center’s Studio, a cooperative of 70 artists affiliated with the center. Tickets to the self-driven tour are $20 in advance or $25 on the day of the tour. They are available from The Artists’ Studio at the PVAC, 5504 W. Crestridge Road, Rancho Palos Verdes or at The Village, 300C Deep Valley Drive, Rolling Hills Estates or by calling 310-265-2592.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!