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Alexandra Buckle takes her inspiration from countryside walks. She enjoys capturing the light, shadow and colour of her favourite scenery as hand printed reduction linocuts. Her work is popular on the Artfinder and Print Solo websites, where she has sold nearly 300 works internationally in just over two years.
Alexandra has been a full-time professional printmaker since 2012, creating a studio at her home in Bicester to enable her to develop her skills to the highest standards and teach her regular private lino printing workshops to novices and professionals alike.
Alexandra is committed to promoting printmaking in all its forms, but especially keen to demonstrate that lino cutting, although perfect as a simple beginner’s medium, can also be complex and technically challenging.
Andrew is a self-taught artist and has been painting full time since leaving Sherborne School in 1978. Whilst still at school he was personally encouraged by the late Sir Peter Scott and went on to hold his first one-man exhibition at the age of twenty-one at the Malcolm Innes Gallery in London. He has subsequently exhibited with several prominent London galleries including the Tryon Gallery, Mall Galleries and Frost & Reed.
As an artist Andrew has been invited to work in many corners of the world, including the Corbett National Park in India, Antarctica with the Royal Navy and Ulusaba, a private game reserve in South Africa. Most recently he has been to the Atlas Mountains in Morocco. On each occasion he has painted the wildlife and landscapes resulting in successful London exhibitions.
Andrew is past president and a leading member of the Society of Wildlife Artists (SWLA) and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Painter-printmakers (RE). He now lives in Quainton and when not travelling works from his studio in the garden.
Caroline Chappell makes paintings which express a connection with the world around her. Walking ancient well-trodden paths and tracks, she captures the sensation of being there through sketchbook drawings and notes. Back in the studio using those drawings as a reference, paintings emerge which express a moment in time.
Caroline works on paper, canvas and board, using a multi-media approach. Acrylic paints and inks are built up in layers, sometimes with the addition of collage and print techniques.
In 2016 Caroline won the Oxfordshire Artweeks Mary Moser Award and the Broadway Art Competition First Prize.
Cathy Read’s paintings depict the geometric shapes and inherent patterns of architecture in a free, expressive style which relies heavily on the use of masking techniques. The inspiration for the paintings coming from time spent in London and other major cities, such as Manchester and Oxford.
Cathy has exhibited with the Society of Women Artists since 2013, becoming a member in 2015. She was awarded the Barbara Tate Memorial Award by the SWA for her Body of Work in 2015.
She has also exhibited with the Royal Watercolour Society and Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolour.
Qualified as an Occupational Therapist, Cathy Read started her art career in 2008. A self taught artist, her earlier paintings were predominantly circle based abstracts. She developed her distinctive style around this time before venturing into urban landscapes. An interest fuelled by a lifelong fascination with buildings. This evolution was only natural following a childhood dominated by the giant mills of the Cotton industry in the North of England.
Having trained originally as a Textile Designer, Diana has always loved colour, pattern and texture.
Living in Italy led to a passion for classical architecture, Renaissance cities, peeling stucco, sun-blistered wooden shutters, strong shadows and colour against ultramarine skies.
Her recent work involves looking very closely at the patterns in a subject, whilst enlarging the image and introducing texture and collage to her watercolour.
2017 Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolour, Mall Galleries
2017 Society of Women Artists, Mall Galleries, London, SW1
2017 Royal Society of Marine Artists, Mall Galleries, London
2017/2018 Claydon Gallery Summer Exhibition, Claydon House
2018 Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolour, Mall Galleries.
Diana Tonnison’s art is inspired by local fish, fruit and vegetable markets in this country and on her travels abroad. The excitement of the colours, shapes and textures of local produce, with their simple displays in neat piles or arranged boxes in rows, amongst the busy bustle of people and chatter are the focus of her work. Her images are as much about the people, lifestyles and memories of markets, as they are of the colourful produce.
Diana’s work has been sold in Liberty’s of London , and several art galleries around the UK and the wonderful Knox Design Store in Mallorca, Balearics. Her wood panels are also included in the interior design schemes for several Hippo Inns in and around London
She has a professional ceramic studio in Hanslope, Milton Keynes.
Graham has worked with paper as a medium for many years and has been commissioned to produce paper sculptures for display work
and many promotions. He now focuses on using the medium to express his own creative ideas. He has demonstrated paper sculpture in John Lewis and other venues as well as exhibiting in Wales, the West Country and locally.
Graham also produces turned art using a variety of recycled materials including paper, acrylics and Corian bonded together
and turned on the lathe into decorative bowls and pots.
Hilary Audus specialises in animal sculptures and has an especial love of birds. All her pieces are built using the traditional coil technique in stoneware clay. In some of her pieces she uses the technique of scriffiito - drawing directly into the slip before the first firing. She then paints coloured glazes into the drawn line before firing the piece for a second time.
For most of her career Hilary has been employed in the Animation industry, eventually working her way up through the business to the post of Director.
Hilary was an animator and boarder on "The Snowman" and co-wrote "The Snowman and The Snowdog". Her film work has won several major International Awards, including BAFTA.
Ian Fraser has lived and worked in Oxford for many years and has always been fascinated by the rich detailing of the buildings. Some years ago he developed a technique which gives the images a flat perspective, like an architectural drawing, but allows the buildings to be seen in their architecturally correct form and retains their fabulous detail.
All his prints are photographically originated and some of them, such as the ‘Basilica Di San Marco’ in Venice, are painstakingly composited from literally hundreds of different photographs. This makes the views of many of the buildings totally unique.
He was commissioned to produce the series of Blenheim oak tree prints using this same technique. All of the oak trees in this series are in the grounds of Blenheim Palace and each tree is numbered with a metal tag. The certificate on the back of the frame has a map showing specifically the location of that tree as well as the location of all the other trees in the series.
James Dougall is a multi-award winning silversmith whose innovative approach bridges the gap between C21st design sensibilities and the traditional craft techniques he uses to produce his work.
Unafraid to take risks, he seamlessly utilises other materials with silver to extra- ordinary effect; leather, wood, glass, fish skin, even brick and marble are employed to create a unique synthesis and design vocabulary.
Each piece is the cumulative outcome of a long process of engagement which the designer hopes will add to the rich canon that is the silversmith's art.
Kirsteen Holuj’s inspiration mainly comes from nature – plants, pods, seeds, rocks and landscapes. Regular visits to the Isle of Coll in the Inner Hebrides have also had an influence on her work; it is a unique place where all types of weather can happen in one day. Bad weather is dark and dramatic and yet when the sun eventually appears the light and colour can take one’s breath away. It is not always instant or obvious but all these elements direct her work somehow, with a texture, colour, form or glaze.
Much of her past work has been fired in an electric kiln, which is fine but it does not satisfy the pyromaniac in her, so she also makes work that she can Raku fire, the process is much more sensory, one can see the glazes melt, feel the heat of the fire, smell the smoke in the air. It is always unpredictable and becomes addictive. Last year she also completed the building of a soda kiln which has taken her work in a slightly different direction with a return to the love of throwing on the potter’s wheel and exploring what happens to her favourite textures with this dramatic way of glazing clay.
Marie Shepherd lives and works in a small village in rural Oxfordshire where she is surrounded by undulating Cotswold countryside and the plants and animals it is home to. Her south facing garden on the edge of the village receives regular visits from pheasants and other wildlife that often become the seed of the creative process.
Marie is originally from Brittany in France and moved to England in 1980 when she settled in Oxfordshire with her British husband to raise their family.
Marie has always been fascinated with forms and movements and this reflects so well in her sculptures. She likes to explore various facets of sculpture from the sensitivity and movement of the human form to humour in animals or the pleasing shape of fruits.
Her favourite material is plaster but she also work in clay, wax and her sculptures are then cast either in bronze or bronze resin. The sculpture takes form and evolves as it is created. The final creation is a moment captured.
She is an active member of the Oxford Sculptors group and regularly takes part in exhibitions around the country. Her works can be found in collections in the UK, on the Continent, the US and in NZ.
Martyn Burdon lives and works in Swanbourne in Buckinghamshire. As an artist, Martyn is mostly focused on calm and reflective portraiture, but his practice also covers a diverse range of subject mater. His work is gentle, figurative and naturalistic, with a strong importance placed on both emotional insight and draughtsmanship.
Martyn has developed a distinctive intricate style that is soft and delicate, and rewards repeated viewing. He works mostly in either paint or pencil.
His painting of the musician and actor Matt Berry was shortlisted for the 2017 BP Portrait Award, and was exhibited at the National Portrait Gallery in London.
His work has been selected for the National Open Art Prize in 2016 and in 2017. He has also been shortlisted for the ‘Artist and Illustrator Magazine’ 2018 Artist of the Year Award. The nominated painting was exhibited at the Mall Galleries in London.
His work is regularly exhibited in London, Bedfordshire and Buckinghamshire.
After a career as a landscape architect and urban designer, including nine years as a member of the South-East Regional Design Panel, Paul discovered stone carving and has been committed to it ever since.
Paul carves mainly abstract, semi-abstract and occasionally figurative pieces in a range of stone types including limestone, sandstone, marble, soapstone and alabaster. He enjoys the act of carving, the ring of the stone, the feel and even the distinctive smell of different types of stone. It is a totally engrossing activity.
He loves stone and is endlessly fascinated by the challenge of carving it and revealing the hidden qualities of this hard old material that was created millions of years ago and will long outlast us.
Paul Murphy gained a degree in fine art at Winchester school of art and began as an apprentice at Petersburg Press where he trained under Ernie Dounough, master printer. After a time he co-founded a textile studio where he painted designs on paper for fashion fabrics which were sold globally. He lectured at university and became Head of Printed Textiles for fashion.
He has now set up his own litho print studio where he has time to discover the techniques and processes suited to his work as a printmaker. He has found a vintage press which is the same model of press that he worked on originally and is again enjoying the process of direct printing. Combining modern techniques with old school processes and the introduction of CAD utilizing photo plates, is an important element in his work.
Peter Austin likens his kind of painting to the experience of listening to a piece of music. It may evoke or suggest mood, atmosphere, event or place but it does not describe its subject in any literal sense. His paintings continue to be about things seen and experienced (the word "about" being important i.e. not "of" but about a landscape, a place, time, day - or a memory of any one of those things.) Also, they are about the interest he has in the problems of making a painting, of using materials and how paint works.
Peter was brought up in Dorset and studied painting at Bournemouth College of Art. In 1962, following the award of a Travelling Scholarship, he went to live in Sweden where he was able to paint and exhibit his work. In 1966 he began a forty year career in various aspects of art education. Since 2006 he has been able to concentrate on developing his painting and has exhibited in several provincial and London galleries including the Royal West of England Academy in Bristol and the Royal Academy.
Peter has lived & worked in North Buckinghamshire for many years.
R & B CERAMICS
Richard started his artist career at Bradford College of Art, where he studied as an Interior Designer prior to starting work as such for Samuel Smiths Brewery in Tadcaster. He returned to university at Bretton Hall to retrain as a teacher. His first teaching job he was put in charge of a ceramics department and so started a lifetime love affair with the material. In 2003 he left full time teaching and returned to university to complete a degree in glass and ceramics at Buckinghamshire University.
Carol trained as a nurse after an education in England, USA and Germany. Her interest in clay started at an evening Access to Art and Design course and developed into a love of making - both on the wheel and hand building.
Carol and Richard began a working partnership around 2010. The resulting ceramic art is a fusion of both their skills, contributing to each others work and creating new work together. Their ceramics are as varied as the British climate - work being both sculptural and functional, life size to miniature, Raku to High fired porcelain.
'Watercolour painting is a perfect medium for capturing the energy and the drama of the landscape; I love its vibrancy and fluidity. Whilst it is extremely challenging, it is completely addictive as no other medium offers the same degree of spontaneity. Most of my work is inspired by memories, music and the elements of the landscape.'
Although he has painted since childhood, Rod switched to being a full time artist in 2010 after a long career in design. He now divides his time between Bath and Woodstock motivated by the contrast between city life and the Oxfordshire countryside. He has work in collections in UK, Germany and New York and exhibits regularly.