The Oxford Art Book
The city through the eyes of its artists

Edited by Emma Bennett By (artist) Alice Thomson and Amanda Beck and Andrew Manson and Andrew McLellan and Bee Bartlett and Bee Thomas and Camilla Dowse and Caroline Ritson and Cathy Read and Catriona Hopton and Charlie Davies and Clare Barry and Clare Phillips and Daniel Drury and David Strong and Dorothy Megaw and Elizabeth Moriarty and Emily Hilbourne and Emma Bennett and Emmie Van Biervliet and Eric Gaskell and Fiona Miller and Gerry Coles and Imogen Foxell and Jan Ritchie and Jane Peart and Jane Strother and Joe Davis and John Dew and John Somerscales and Jon Alsop and Kate Hipkiss and Katharine Miller and Katherine Shock and Kelly Stewart and Louise Hall and Mark Colliass and Mark Kaiser and Maureen Gillespie and Melissa Jane Sturgeon and Mike Lester and Norm Chung and Orsi Kozel and Rachel Gracey and Rahima Kenner and Richard Briggs and Richard O'Neil and Richard Stephens and Robert Kann and Robin Wilson and Rosie Fairfax-Cholmeley and Sam Osborne and Sarah Bond and Sarah Moncrieff and Ian Scott Massie and Simon East and Steve Appleton and Steven Chance and Sue Wheeler and Susan Brown and Tim Kirtley and Tim Stewart and Valerie Petts and William Bright and William Roswell and Jenny Seddon

The Oxford Art Book
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Hardback, 144 pages £14.99
Published: 12th September 2018
ISBN: 9781906860844
Format: 196mm x 160mm


Series: The city seen through the eyes of its artists

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The Oxford Art Book showcases one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Inspired by Oxford’s unique architecture and historic university, over 50 artists have produced a unique collection of contemporary images illustrating all aspects of the city and surrounding area. The city is shown in a new light through a range of media, from screen print and computer aided design to hand-cut collage.

Foreword by Emma Bridgewater

Introduction

The Radcliffe Camera

The Bodleian Library

The Covered Market

Christ Church and Tom Tower

A stroll around Oxford's streets

The Sheldonian Theatre

Bridge of Sighs

Museums of Oxford

Around Oxford and its colleges

The Botanic Garden

The river and parks

Cowley Road

The Headington Shark and outskirts

Otmoor RSPB reserve

Artists' credits

Artists

There’s a feast within these pages, celebrating the great city of Oxford and the artists it inspires; open your eyes and rejoice.

- Miriam Margolyes

A dreamy, inspiring ode to the dreamy spires.

- Helen Fielding

Oxford is a victim of its beauty: the pavements crammed with bemused tourists, filthy buses jamming the streets. But the artists behind these images have not been deterred: this is a treasury of new ways of seeing.

- Jeremy Paxman

What a nice idea, Oxford's so lovely, it makes me feel very nostalgic.

- Rick Stein

Oxford may well be the most consciously beautiful city in Europe, and I get a daily kick out of wandering round its streets.  It’s a brilliant idea to let today’s artists show us the grand sights - and the intimate ones as well.

- John Simpson

Jon Alsop

Jon is an Oxfordshire based artist specialising in watercolour and digital illustrations. 

Steve Appleton

Observational illustrations made in situ.

Clare Barry

Digital and hand-drawn mixed media illustration and design. 

Bee Bartlett

Mixed media paintings exploring the balance between composition and experimentation with materials.

Amanda Beck

Reportage artist inspired by: history and heritage. Watercolour pastels, mixed media

Emma Bennett

Emma is a qualified teacher and full time commercial collage artist in the city of Cambridge. Emma creates vibrant intricate hand-cut collage pictures using minute details to recreate familiar Cambridge scenes. She runs a voluntary art group for the elderly helping them find their creative side.  

Emma lives in central Cambridge with her husband Craig, (CEO of Friends of the Earth), children William and Molly and Labrador Barney. 

Emma Bennett

Emma is a qualified teacher and full time commercial collage artist in the city of Cambridge. Emma creates vibrant intricate hand-cut collage pictures using minute details to recreate familiar Cambridge scenes. She runs a voluntary art group for the elderly helping them find their creative side.  

Emma lives in central Cambridge with her husband Craig, (CEO of Friends of the Earth), children William and Molly and Labrador Barney. 

Sarah Bond

Vibrant mixed media paintings.

Richard Briggs

Pen and ink watercolour illustrations of urban, coastal and rural landscapes.

William Bright

Meticulously researched hand-illustrated prints, rooted in cartography.

Susan Brown

Paintings mainly in watercolour / acrylic, subjects include architecture and landscape.

Steven Chance

Zinc and copper plate etchings of characterful spaces, places and creatures.

Norm Chung

Portraits, buildings, caricatures, graphic novels, comic strips in oils, watercolours or ink.

Gerry Coles

Oxfordshire printmaker producing hand-printed linocuts.

Mark Colliass

Designer and illustrator Mark Colliass from Oxford, illustrates stylised stacking cityscapes.

Charlie Davies

Paintings and prints inspired by nature and the world we live in.

Joe Davis

Illustrations of a city's alternative landmarks, local venues and most of all pubs.

John Dew

Etching, egg tempera and water colour painting, topographical drawings

Camilla Dowse

Award-winning urban landscape painter, in acrylic on hand mixed gesso.

Daniel Drury

Paintings in acrylics

Simon East

Original prints and paintings exploring abstract and figurative themes.

Rosie Fairfax-Cholmeley

Rosie Fairfax-Cholmeley, printmaker, writer, illustrator and artist-in-residence at Oxford University's Wytham Woods.

Eric Gaskell

Linocut printmaker and draftsman, particularly of water and buildings.

Maureen Gillespie

Visual artist, passionately inspired by nature, capturing images using a variety of techniques.

Louise Hall

Explorer of places, culture and everyday life. Location drawing in various media.  

Emily Hilbourne

Watercolour illustrations of buildings and homes

Kate Hipkiss

Hand-cut, layered papercuts  

Catriona Hopton

Pen and watercolour on-site sketches 

Mark Kaiser

Distinctive oil painted scenes from the UK and around the world that focus on architecture.

Robert Kann

Mixed-media. Hand-drawn and digitally-coloured architectural illustrations.

Rahima Kenner

Intaglio printmaking - etching and monoprints. Painting and drawing.

Tim Kirtley

Quirky cartoons and drawings

Orsi Kozel

Artist with a unique blend of vibrant and detailed ink cityscapes.

Mike Lester

Paints mainly cityscapes and pet portraits in watercolour and acrylic.

Andrew Manson

Vibrant paintings, 3D paintings, murals and drawings capturing subjects in mixed media.

Ian Scott Massie

Ian Scott Massie is a painter and printmaker whose work focuses on the personality of places.

Andrew McLellan

Andrew McLellan works in public engagement at the Pitt Rivers Museum, Oxford. 

Dorothy Megaw

Dorothy Megaw sells artwork at Gloucester Green Oxford Market on Wednesdays.

Fiona Miller

Architectural illustrations in watercolour and ink-pen.

Katharine Miller

Paper collages, drawings and paintings in a range of media and subjects.

Sarah Moncrieff

Painter of contemporary urban and industrial landscapes in oils

Elizabeth Moriarty

Elizabeth Moriarty is an illustrator and printmaker based in Wolvercote.

Richard O'Neil

Richard is a digital artist specialising in hand drawn, contemporary landscapes.

Sam Osborne

Freelance illustrator and designer working both digitally and with paint and ink

Jane Peart

Detailed etchings and drawings, wide range of subject matter - animals, birds, places.

Valerie Petts

Enjoys painting architecture and the natural world in both oils and watercolours.

Clare Phillips

Digitally Illustrated Giclee Fine Art Print

Cathy Read

Creates vibrant watercolour and acrylic ink architectural abstract paintings using masking fluid.

Jan Ritchie

Original hand-printed linocuts and drawings.

Caroline Ritson

Caroline Ritson builds layers of acrylic to create texture and vibrant colour.

William Roswell

William works in diverse media as an illustrator, printmaker and painter.

Jenny Seddon

Handmade, limited edition screen prints.

Katherine Shock

Watercolour with pen and ink images painted in situ 

John Somerscales

An observational studio and plein air painter in watercolour and oil.

Kelly Stewart

Kelly combines drawings, mark making and hand written text to create limited edition screenprints. 

Tim Stewart

Oxford based artist specialising in black and white drawings.

David Strong

Skylines prints, vintage prints. Unique Art Prints for Unique Homes

Jane Strother

Landscapes in oils about the balance of nature and human exploitation.

Melissa Jane Sturgeon

Painter of faded facades, working in acrylic and metal leaf.

Bee Thomas

Landscapes in acrylic and mixed media on canvas, wood panels or paper.

Alice Thomson

Reportage illustrator capturing various places, working in ink, collage, pastel and acrylic

Emmie Van Biervliet

Mixed media artist inspired by journeys, mystical stories and striking architectural elements

Sue Wheeler

Limited edition original linocut, woodcut and monoprints.

Robin Wilson

Robin Wilson, anthropologist, artist and writer running arts-based research at Oxford University.



Publication Details:

Binding: Hardback, 144 pages
ISBN: 9781906860844
Format: 196mm x 160mm

BIC Code: 1DBKESF, ACXJ, AM, WTH
BISAC Code:  ARC024010, ART000000, TRV009070
Imprint: UIT Cambridge


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