I am exhibiting as part of a wocArt, a group of West-Oxford-based artists. We normally have our exhibition at the West Oxford Community Centre but are unable to this year because of covid restrictions. Instead we have moved our exhibition to Medley Manor Farm in Binsey Lane. We will be open for just 2 days - from 11am to 6pm on Saturday May 15th and Sunday May 16th. We will be in the big tent - next to the asparagus,
Our theme this year is "community" and I couldn't think of a better example of this that the annual July "Funday" run by the Community Centre. I am in the middle of working on a series of paintings recalling past Fundays and bringing in as many aspects of the experience as I can. I also plan to show some of the work inspired by the theme of "identity" which I started last year and have continued with throughout lockdown: this is rather more introspective; it draws on my own personal experiences growing up, using my love of Greek sculpture to help express ideas. I will be adding more images on these 2 themes to my Gallery as I complete the work.
As an artist, I am largely self-taught: I did Art A level but, instead of going to Art School, I read Classics at Wadham College, Oxford. I am very interested in painting and drawing people, capturing them in action or absorbed in what they are doing, but can be inspired by anything I see, particularly where there are strong forms or lighting involved. Usually I work in acrylic paint, collage or pastel but I have also started experimenting with other media such as pen and ink and printing and hope that this will feed into this year's exhibition.