Category Archives: Oxford

Oxford Art Prize

I was in Oxford in June taking part in the Oxford Art Prize – an en plein air competition, where I prepared two works. The exhibition is now on and continues to 13 September at the O3 Gallery and Oxford … Continue reading

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O3 Gallery – ‘City & Shoreline’ Conclusion

Following on from the end of my ‘City & Shoreline’ exhibition at the O3 Gallery in Oxford – I really enjoyed the opportunity to work on two very different but equally inspiring areas of Britain and to show them in one … Continue reading

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O3 Gallery – Magdalen Tower & Bridge, Oxford

This last Oxford view of the O3 exhibition paintings is actually one of the first views that I discovered in Oxford, whilst exploring one of its many green areas. On the banks of the River Cherwell, next to the Magdalen … Continue reading

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O3 Gallery – The Radcliffe & St Mary’s Church from the corner of Brasenose, Oxford

This was one of my early workings of the Radcliffe, seen from the end of Brasenose Lane.  It was really exciting to get my teeth into this ornamented architectural subject, with so much opportunity to be playful with textures, not … Continue reading

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O3 Gallery – St Aldgates & Tom Tower, Oxford

In this second painting of Pembroke Square, I loved the rich colours in the light and shade playing on the yellow limestone of St Aldgates, and the fanned out silver birch dancing in front. The morning light gives this church its … Continue reading

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O3 Gallery – The Radcliffe & St Mary’s Passage, Oxford

For this composition, I liked the interplay of forms side by side – the slim dark silhouette of the lamp post positioned alongside the silhouetted set of railings of St Mary’s Church, with these railings below and running towards the evaporating mass of the … Continue reading

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O3 Gallery – Tom Tower (Christ Church) from Pembroke Square, Oxford

This quiet road, tucked away close to the busiest areas of Oxford, is punctuated dramatically at one end by Christ Church‘s Tom Tower. The dark foreground roadway, edged by parking lines, draws the eye towards this iconic tower, heraldically lit from the west on … Continue reading

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