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Oxfordshire Artists: Women on Women


For our March issue the focus is women as both subject and creator.

Achelois, by Suzy Tonkinson of Turville Studios near Henley, is painted in acrylic on paper, and is Framed, £295.


The stoneware ceramic tiles by Carole Mockford of Bicester Arts Network celebrating iconic women have caught our eye. Botticelli’s Venus has real gold lustre highlights on her hair, shells and seaweed and is finished with handmade pompom and tassels (£45).

Contact Carole via

Flora showcases the beauty and elegance of simple line. She’s a limited edition print of a wood engraving by Milton’s Deb Sutcliffe and is also available in black. Deb will be showcasing her printmaking in Aston Tirrold during Oxfordshire Artweeks in May.

£155, unframed.

Deborah Williams’ Life Study in Red and Green celebrates the female form in vibrant collage. Framed, £400, giclee prints from £65 and cards are £3 each.

Deborah exhibits at WocArt in West Oxford each May and can be contacted via

Soul Tide by Sutton Courtenay mosaicist Emma Cavell honours the sacred waters of our life streams.


Chadlington’s Jill Colchester’s Is Everyone is an unusual quick-draw A3 portrait in acrylic paint and graphite on collaged newsprint.


Morag Conway is exhibiting in South Moreton near Didcot during Artweeks. The Mother depicts a tender and intimate moment in which her young son slept with his head resting on her pregnant belly. The first in a new series of work, it is painted in oils on board, £1,200

Find her on Instagram @moragconwayartist

Artweeks newcomer, Oxford photographer Natalia Anderson took this limited-edition print The Bride on a recent trip to Northern Thailand. 

From £35

Sculptor Rachel Ducker is opening her Jericho studio in May during Oxfordshire Artweeks. Sitting Figure is made from wire.

90cm from bottom to head, £5,700

Ronapainting Gallery ( is presenting a collective exhibition For Women by Women on the theme of Power, from 2 March-13 April.

Betty II by Rona Marsden, £1,400

Illona is a pastel portrait by Jericho’s Ruth Swain, £500 framed. Commission your own head and shoulders pastel portrait, from an hour sitting.


Songs of our Mothers by Wallingford illustrator and Artweeks newcomer Sophie Bass is a giclee print from an original painting in gouache.

It is available in sizes from A5-A1, £15-£100

Sue Side will be showing her graphite portraits and other works in Bampton during Artweeks.

One Day Stands Out, framed and mounted is priced at £1,250


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