I am delighted to be exhibiting at West Ox Arts gallery in Bampton for Oxfordshire Artweeks this May.
My exhibition theme is Corvids – I am fascinated by these often much maligned, but very intelligent birds.
I will be exhibiting a series of paintings in acrylic on canvas, celebrating these fascinating creatures, using
subtle tonal relationships of colour and texture. A selection of Giclée prints and cards will also be available.
The natural world inspires my work, specifically local flora and fauna and the ever changing seasons.
My current work style is a fusion between semi-abstract and representational, exploring the use of tonal relationships of colour and texture. I enjoy exploring various media in my studio practice – but this time round I am using acrylics. I like the textures and effects that acrylic paint provide and it's also a plus that it dries so quickly!
My fascination for corvids developed during ‘Lockdown’. I enjoy gardening, specifically wildlife-friendly, and soon noticed that the most frequent visitors to the garden and the topped up bird table were a large ‘family’ of jackdaws, who would visit numerous times during the day. Watching them interact with each other became a daily event.
During our regular dog walks, it was exciting to see the large flocks of crows battle the elements as they flew home to roost every evening. Crows and their ‘cousins’ in the corvid family are often regarded as tricksters and thieves and appear in mythology and fables. My work aims to explore and celebrate these enthralling creatures using subtle tonal relationships of colour and texture.
I have exhibited both online and locally in Oxfordshire, specifically at the West Ox Arts gallery in Bampton, where a selection of my prints and card designs are available. Giclee prints and cards are also available via my Etsy shop.