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Culture, Art

Oxfordshire Artists: A Winter’s Day


Oxfordshire Artweeks artists take us on a winters walk and back home to the warmth of the hearth. Visit their on-line show at to see more great art and craft that’s perfect for Christmas.

Snowy Stile, Holton, an oil painting by Christine Erica Bainbridge. £299 framed.

National Gallery Christmas Market is a mixed media painting by Dave Watts from Lower Heyford. Framed, £65


Frosty Pines, University Parks by Emma Coleman-Jones is a hand-finished limited edition print, from a charcoal and chalk original. Mounted and framed in oak, £75 or mounted, £40.

The evocative Garden at Night by Headington’s Jane Strother is a collagraph and block print

Footsteps on Magpie Lane, by Jenny Dingwall. £110 (unframed)


Jessica Parker’s Teasels in the snow is a mixed media painting. £495 framed

These glorious red and copper vases by ceramicist Penny Varley are £30 each.

Porcelain Chicken by Eynsham’s Philippa Norris. £80,

Bonnie Resting, a four-plate linocut by Lower Radley’s Susan Wheeler. Mounted £250 and framed, £290.


Corpus Christi at Christmas: Christmas Cards by Thomas Shepherd are £2.50 (with volume discounts)

Frosted Veil, by photographer Wendy Reed is available as a mounted print (A3, total size) for £40

Mirrored by Rosie Taylor from the In The Woods collection. Acrylic on canvas. £800 framed


nik kershaw
Fri 31 May 2024

Nik Kershaw’s debut album Human Racing came out in 1984 and saw him dominating the singles chart with tracks including Wouldn’t It Be Good, I Won’t Let the Sun Go Down on Me and Dancing Girls. Swiftly followed by The Riddle, Nik spent 62 weeks in the charts and was one of the musicians to play Live Aid in July 1985.

Nell Mescal pwj9ug
Fri 31 May 2024

For the uninitiated, Nell Mescal (yes, sister of actor Paul) is an Irish singer-songwriter who hit the festival circuit hard last summer, playing (amongst others) The Great Escape, BST Hyde Park, Boardmasters and Live at Leeds. This year, she’s headed to Oxfordshire and Alex James’ Big Feastival for August bank holiday weekend. Eloise Lonsdale caught up with her to find out more about her musical style and her recently launched EP, Can I Miss it For a Minute.

Sea Girls Credit Blacksocks qoafap
Fri 31 May 2024

2024’s Truck line-up looks to be one of its best yet, balancing big names with emerging artists and beloved regulars. As an event, it has come to mark start of the summer holidays for its devoted attendees, but how about the acts? We caught up with Oli Khan, drummer in indie-rock band Sea Girls to get the bands-eye view.

Corinne Bailey Rae
Wed 1 May 2024

Corinne Bailey Rae’s Put Your Records On snap-shotted the summer of 2006. Her most recent release, Black Rainbows came out 2023 and it is obvious to hear how much she is relishing the full range of her unique voice and, as I was to discover when we spoke, her extraordinarily lyrical vocabulary.