Welcome to West Ox Arts
On Saturday 4th March we opened our most recent show, LIFE ATELIER. Our opening reception was well attended.
Please come to WOA to have a look at our unique studio themed life class show.
MAIN GALLERY EXHIBITION
This exhibition considers artists who work with the nude. This theme shows WOA's ongoing commitment to holding life drawing classes.
Figure drawing and painting are fundamental to to the creativity of many artists. This exhibition looks at how various artists who work often from the human figure express this time-honoured subject.
'Nature has always been a huge influence on my work. The natural environment as a whole is my inspiration but the elements that I really love are the cracks and crevasses, natural erosion and the way in which nature sculpts the landscape.
Visiting places such as the Peak District, south England coastal areas and waterways around Norway and the Mediterranean have given me first-hand experience of the drama of the terrain.
The tonal qualities and formations of shadows and layers inspire my work and provide me with ideas to work the materials. Whilst working on paintings or ceramics, I still have the intention to create three-dimensional qualities in the surface texture. When printing, however, it is more important to convey the ambience and tonal qualities of the landscape.'
West Ox Arts Gallery is a bright and inspiring venue showcasing the work of contemporary artists, designers, and craftmakers. Our aim is to provide a stimulating experience in the visual arts. We are situated on the first floor of the Grade II listed Town Hall in Bampton, Oxfordshire; a picturesque Cotswold town that is famous as the fictitious Downton Village, about five miles from Witney. Enjoy free admission, four hours' free parking directly outside, disabled access and free WI-FI.
NEW - GIFT SHOP PAGE
Have a quick look at our new Gift Shop page to give you a taster of what's available in the gallery shop! We now stay open between exhibitions so you can browse and buy from our wonderful range of handmade gifts - prints, cards, ceramics, jewellery, wood-turning and more - whether there is an exhibition on or not!
WORKSHOPS - 2017
West Ox Arts will be running a variety of classes this year :
Still Life Group - second Monday of the month - 1.30pm - 4.30pm
Life Drawing - every Monday morning 10.00am - 12.30pm (excluding Bank Holidays) and every Wednesday evening 7.30pm - 9.30pm (excluding Bank Holidays)
Pop-up Oil Painting for Beginner's - For the whole month of April (starting 6th through to 28th inclusive), on Thursdays and Fridays 11.00am – 1.00pm and 2.00pm – 4.00pm. Either join us for the whole day £20, or half day £10 (morning or afternoon)
Please click on the link below for more information.