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Oxfordshire Artists

Aesop’s and Other Animals in Art


Anthropomorphism: the attribution of human characteristics or behaviour to an animal (or object). For generations, humans have portrayed various animal species as wise or wicked, friendly or fierce, bright or dull through literature and art.

Here are some characters by Oxfordshire Artweeks artists: on p xx, you can consider further whether the emotions and characteristics bestowed on each matches reality.

Jackdaws at St Davids, mixed media (watercolour & acrylic) by Amy Letts

£399 Contact Amy via

Two friendly donkeys, Daisy and Daffodil by Melanie Charles, mini framed fine art print with signature.


Your Inner Leo, an original oil painting by Danielle Carr.

£700. Instagram

Wolf by Livio Lobo. Soft Pastels on velour paper.

Limited edition giclée print, £65

Fox in the Snow, acrylics, by Amy Letts,

£240. Contact Amy via

British Crows by Jane Tomlinson, available as a signed print,


Madagascan tortoise with a box under the shell by Philippa Norris.

Porcelain, £45.

Stained-glass hare by Kerry Houghton.

Hand painted and kiln-fired, £125.00

Pips Wish, a field mouse by Colin Stokes.

Limited edition prints available in A3, A4 & A5 from £20 to £50

Bathing Monkey by Ed Helliwell. Black ink on paper with a digitally-created background.

A4 prints, £40 unframed.

Crossing Wildebeest, Namibia, by King’s Sutton photographer David Bostock.

From £79

A Fox at Twilight, in which a benevolent fox flies over the gently sleeping city. Limited edition linoprint by Sophie Basilevitch.



Corinne Bailey Rae
Wed 1 May 2024

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Paul Foot 3 wi4hf6
Tue 2 Apr 2024

Award-winning quirky and alternative comedian Paul Foot is returning to Oxford this month with his new show, Dissolve which is set to be his most vulnerable and honest yet. We got in touch to find out what we can expect from his performance at Oxford’s New Theatre, as well as – in very Paul Foot fashion – getting side-tracked by King  Tutankhamen, and what  Jesus might have  achieved if  he'd been a plumber...

Katie otb8tw
Fri 1 Mar 2024

This month, Katie Melua will be in Oxford, helping to launch the Oxford Literary Festival’s new Programme in Georgian Literature and Culture.

Namvula BBC Music nuyc98
Fri 1 Mar 2024

Described as having a diasporic upbringing, singer-songwriter Namvula is also a gifted photographer and was co-founder of Film Africa, a London-based celebration of African cinema and culture. She now lives in Oxford where she will be performing later this month at The North Wall.