THE ASTONS ARTISTS: VIRTUAL FESTIVAL  MAY 2nd -25th 2020 

Due to the lockdown measures, our local artists, who would have exhibited in the villages this year, are taking part in the Artweeks 'VIRTUAL FESTIVAL'. 

There are thousands of pictures in artists online galleries, along with video and virtual tours. You can see a continually-changing selection of fresh art here or browse through the festival guide onlinedownload it, or search here by artist, media and more. Feast your eyes on a huge range of creative activity, from painting, photography, textiles, sculpture and ceramics, to furniture, glass, mosaics and jewellery. Meet some of the artists in cyberspace to see their work, watch demonstrations and tour their studios. 



To view the work of our participating artists, search for their galleries on the Artweeks website.

OR click on the names of the Astons exhibitors below to see their websites and 'virtual' videos

Anna Dillon (also click video)        

Helen J Young  (also click video)            

Victoria Goddard (also click video)


Adrian Smart                


WHAT WAS PLANNED FOR 2020

In May 2020 eight artists and makers would have exhibited in three open studios, all within walking distance of each other and with direction signs in the village.

Opening was to have been between 11am - 6pm on Saturday May 2nd & 3rd and then the following bank holiday and weekend of May 8th, 9th and 10th.

  • ANNA DILLON, landscape artist, was going to exhibit in her studio in Aston Street, venue 151.  One of her paintings is at the top of this page. 
  • HELEN J YOUNG was to exhibit her paintings 'Polar Fragments', abstract below) at her house, venues 152 - 156, with
  • MANDY REID, mainly coloured pencil drawings of animals and botanical subjects ('Pepper', dog below)
  • CAROLINE VIVIAN, mainly landscapes in oils ('Wildflower Meadow' at Blewburton below), also watercolour pet portraits.  carolinevivianart@gmail.com  
  • ADRIAN SMARTpaintings 
  • VICTORIA GODDARD, jewellery
  • SUSANNA BRUNSKILL ('Lake Louise' below) would have displayed original oil and watercolour paintings, prints and cards in her studio in Aston Street, venues 149 - 150, together with 
  • LUCY BURLETSON, ceramicist.  Tea and cake in the cottage garden.  


2019 Oxfordshire Artweeks  www.artweeks.org 

Click here for Astons Artists 2019 poster and here for village map of the studios.   

Six exhibitors displayed their work in three open studios over two weekends in May.

We were delighted by very high sales and the hundreds of visitors, many of whom had come to see us before.  While we love the encouragement that comes from selling, we are just as happy to welcome people to look at what we do and to talk.  The feedback is always helpful and influences our further work. 

ANNA DILLON exhibited paintings in her studio - see her landscape above.

HELEN J YOUNGPETER LANCASTER and VICTORIA GODDARD showed paintings and jewellery in Helen’s studio.


                                                                                                                   

SUSANNA BRUNSKILL and LUCY BURLETSON exhibited paintings and ceramics in Susanna's studio and conservatory, with teas in the garden. 


       

    
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2018 Oxfordshire Artweeks 

We welcomed hundreds of visitors to the two open studios.

HELEN J YOUNGPETER LANCASTER and VICTORIA GODDARD exhibited in Helen’s studio in Baker Street. Helen works with mixed media to create abstract works. Peter paints in oils and also frames pictures. Victoria makes jewellery.   

SUSANNA BRUNSKILL, KEN MESSER and LIN KERR's work was shown in Susanna's studio and conservatory in Aston Street. Ken painted in watercolour and Susanna now paints mainly in oils. Lin is a calligrapher and painter.  We were very sad to announce the sudden death of Ken Messer. 

2017 Oxfordshire Artweeks

It was wonderful to welcome about 600 people over five afternoons.

Seven artists exhibited: Anna Dillon, Bee Thomas, Susanna Brunskill, Lin Kerr, Ken Messer, Helen J Young and Jane Vallings. There was original work in oils, watercolours and mixed media on sale as well as cards.