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Oxfordshire Artists

A Celebration of Women, by Women

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These twelve artists are all currently preparing to open their studios and host exhibitions in May as part of the Oxfordshire Artweeks festival.

You can also enjoy an exhibition, Women by Women III at the ronapainting gallery in Jericho, showcasing a variety of art by selected female-identifying artists on the theme of Mother.

Ronapainting Gallery, 34 Walton Street, Jericho, Oxford OX2 6AA; exhibition runs from 2 March-8 April

They said I used to look like her, by Ruth Swain, shows her mother-in-law Gill who loved reading and loved Elizabeth Taylor, and in her own heyday was ‘the absolute image of her’. £4,500. Prints available, £150

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This brand new giant mosaic of St Joan by Becky Paton was inspired by Joan of Arc with a David Bowie twist (90cm diameter). £4,000

beckymosaics.co.uk

Two Faced by Watlington Artweeks newcomer Emma Ogilvy is acrylic on canvas board, £450

ogilvyart.co.uk

Lady in Blue, one of a new series of Japanese women in mixed media by Jenny Smith. £85

jennysmith1848@gmail.com

Jackie Richards’ extraordinary collages, like this portrait of Nina Simone, are available as originals. £250 unframed, or as giclée prints from £45.

lovefromtheartist.com

Ida’s Veranda by Jane Kelly is part of a series of paintings, Mum’s Chums, which celebrates the longevity of women’s friendship. £200

@jmkpaintings on Instagram

Jill Colchester’s Untitled from her latest series, Headlines, captures a girl in a moment with a simplicity of line. £87

jillcolchester.com

Protection, by Artweeks newcomer Karina Tarin, depicts a woman’s need to preserve her inner freedom with an outer show of strength. It’s also shows her protective role over her children. The swan is her spirit of strength, and a nod to the Norse myth of the Swan Maiden, who can transform and fly away at will as long as she retains her ‘winged cloak’. Oil on cradled board, £550

karinatarin.co.uk

These Mother Earth sculptures, created by Kashmira Patel from terracotta clay with oxides and glazes are sold as a pair, £300

@playwithclay_by_kashmira on Instagram

Mother and Child sculpture in soapstone, by artist Kay Gibbons. £375

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Morning Light, by graphite artist Sue Side, £375. Also available as a limited-edition mounted print, £50

sueside.com

Joy by Sharon Williams, acrylic on birch ply panel (NFS); commissions available.

sharonwilliams.co.uk

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