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Oxfordshire Artists: The Colours of Autumn


This month Oxfordshire Artweeks artists have been inspired by the hues and flavours of the season from burnt sienna and russet red to chocolate brown.

With a bold orange sky, Euphoria by Woodstock’s Caroline Parkes was inspired by Pete Tong and his Ibiza Classics Orchestra at Nocturne, Blenheim earlier in the year.

Box canvas, £450, @caroparkesart

These gorgeous glowing lanterns with either heart or star cut-outs by Charlotte Storrs in Culham are 9cm in diameter.

£18 each,

Earthsong 1 is a watercolour and mixed media painting by s Ella Clocksin, made in woodlands on Shotover Hill, Oxford. “Working hidden in the woods, I tuned in to colour and light of the turning seasons, the clinging on of hazel leaves after other trees have shed their leaves, the increasing fragility of these ancient eco-systems, and the sheer peace of absorbing the shapes, colours, smells and sounds – and silence – of late autumn among the trees”.


Autumn Fruits #2 by Abingdon’s Emma Williams is coloured ink and pen on paper.


Gerry Coles’ linocut of Red Squirrels Linocut are from an edition of 17.


Cadence is a painting in acrylics on watercolour paper by Oxford-based Hannah Vickery.


Autumnal walk, oil painting on canvas by Jayne Ford from Crays Pond near Goring.


Sundown Walk by South Oxfordshire’s Jo Lillywhite, in acrylics.


This pit-fired Autumnal Ikebana Vase was created by Headington’s Kashmira Patel.

£65 (26x5x5cm) @kashmiraskitchen

Nic Vickery’s Art Nouveau doorway with its sinuous lines and curves, perfectly mirror the waiting fox, as craft and nature complement one other. Serendipity is one of Nic’s Animals in Architecture series and comes in a white box frame.


Nicola Kantorowicz’s stunning traditional stained-glass panel, Autumn Breeze.


This frost-resistant stoneware birdbath was hand built by potter Sally Dorrity, £295. Sally is exhibiting with photographer Tracy Florance at the gallery No 14 Market Place, Woodstock from 1-13 November.


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