ART: A watery world in West Oxfordshire

As Artweeks continues, spawning venues across North Oxfordshire, The Thames and the wildlife within have inspired artist and illustrated map-maker Jane Tomlinson’s latest work, a colourful depiction of British Rivers populated by twenty of the British Isles’ fish species from Stickleback and Salmon as well as boats and birds. Passionate about animals and the environment …

Profile: Richard Shock

Richard Shock is a professional woodturner in North Oxford.  ‘Wood is an exciting material to work with, providing a huge range of colours and forms,’ he enthuses. Richard uses mainly British native woods or exotic varieties from sustainably managed forests which is important to him after an international career largely focussed on sustainable energy. Having …

Profile: Jim Robinson

Jim Robinson is an artist who has captured ‘Oxford Under Wraps’ in a series of watercolour pencil drawings which hint at a narrative behind. Jim was inspired by a view of the High Street in which the whole of one side of the street covered in plastic sheeting, illuminating the cherry blossom opposite and workmen …

Profile: Steve Mitchell

During Artweeks, first-timer scenic artist Steve Mitchell will be working on a cinematic oil painting eight feet across in his Charlbury studio. This is a small scale for an artist who paints for the film industry and heads a team that works predominantly on massive backdrops for blockbusters. ‘I’ve worked on more than 130 different …

Profile: Ruth Lyne

Ruth Lyne, a contemporary glass artist in Banbury, describes how she first began making jewellery when she was still at school. She was always interested in three dimensional design and first became a jeweller using silver and semi-precious stones. ‘My father bought me my first pair of pliers when I was about twelve, and I …

Profile: Janine Kilroe

Janine Kilroe is a fine art photographer-videographer inspired by the sheer beauty and variety of the UK, from natural wonders and the variety of landscapes to the seasons and the different lights they bring. ‘My pictures,’ says Janine, ‘are captured moments in time, often an ethereal view of the world that is hidden from our …