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Culture, Art

Art Inspired by The Great Outdoors


This month we’ve chosen a selection of art by Oxfordshire Artweeks artists that celebrates the great outdoors, from moments of togetherness enjoyed in the garden and the peace that can be found in the countryside or the coast, to swimming, camping and places to explore.

Diving into the ocean of life, sculpture by Dawn Conn, in bronze resin. £3,950

Isolation, Stonor by James Kelso. Acrylic on gessoed panel. £7,500.

Burgh Island by Janine Philips, oil on canvas £375.

Buttermere Lake by Jo Cross Original acrylic on canvas. Prints from £40.

The Hills Beyond by Jo Dixon, mixed media, , £650.


Bluebell wood cushion showing a painting by Jo Lillywhite. £35

Oxford Montage by Linda Benton. Watercolour and ink line original £2995; also available as a limited-edition print ,£190.

Sunset Beach by Ronnie Biggs. Acrylic on canvas, £950. 
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Banded Demoiselle by Steph Hicks, Original pen & ink illustration, £45


Camping in the Trees by Tracy Lester, original oil painting canvas board, framed in white, St Ives style, £275.

Tom’s Cottage by Valma Benfield, textile appliqué, £100. Contact

Dawn at Little Wittenham by photographer Wendy Reed. Unframed £40, framed £75.

Festival painting of Leopallooza by Jo Cross ‘If you can’t go to Leo, bring Lo to you’. Prints from £40


Mon 1 Aug 2022

What Is The Big Feastival?

With Alex James

We spoke to Alex James from Blur who told us all about this years Big Feastival, taking place on his idyllic Cotswolds farm on the 26-28 August.

Fri 1 Jul 2022

We spoke with the unmistakable voice behind the band Reef, Gary Stringer, ahead of their appearance at Fi.Fest in July. 

Thu 26 May 2022

The word is woefully over-used, but we think you’ll allow us to describe Bryan Adams as a genuine rock legend. Creating hit after hit since his debut in the early 80s, he has consistently kept his sense of self and his distinctive musical style relevant without compromise. We were absolutely over the moon when Bryan chose to speak with OX, exclusively, ahead of his headlining performance at the Cornbury Festival in July. 

Mon 2 May 2022

It’s a strange thing to be confronted by a famous face whether in the flesh or over Zoom; you never know when you’ll be a little starstruck. Anton du Beke has spent most autumn weekends in my living room for the past eight years but despite that, I had no idea what to expect when we arranged to speak ahead of his ‘Audience With’ at the Wycombe Swan in May.