THE ASTONS ARTISTS:

 


VIRTUAL FESTIVAL 2021 MAY 1st - 23rd

 

In the Astons we hope to open two studios between 15th and 23rd and we're already planning how to do this with full covid secure measures in place.  These will probably include booked appointments, depending how things go, to make it easy and safe for all those in the local area and beyond.

 

VIRTUAL FESTIVAL 2020 MAY 2nd - 25th and continuing online


Due to the lockdown measures, some of our many local artists, who would have exhibited in the villages this year, took part in the Oxfordshire Artweeks 'VIRTUAL FESTIVAL'. This online presence continues on social media and at www.artweeks.org

There are still thousands of pictures in artists' online galleries, along with video and virtual tours. You can see a continually-changing selection of fresh art here, 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 underlined names of the exhibitors below to see their websites and 'virtual' videos

Anna Dillon (also click video) see her painting at the top of this page    

Susanna Brunskill (also click video or flipbook)  'Walk to the Beach' above

Helen J Young  (also click video)  'Polar Fragments' abstract above           

Victoria Goddard (also click video) jewellery, above

Lucy Burletson ceramicist

Mandy Reid  'Pepper', dog above

Adrian Smart                

Caroline Vivian carolinevivianart@gmail.com  'Wildflower Meadow' at Blewburton above

WHAT WAS PLANNED FOR LIVE EXHIBITIONS IN 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.

ANNA DILLON, landscape artist, was going to exhibit in her studio in Aston Street.

HELEN J YOUNG was to exhibit her paintings at her house in Baker Street, with

     MANDY REID, mainly coloured pencil drawings of animals and botanical subjects 

     CAROLINE VIVIAN, mainly landscapes in oils, also watercolour pet portraits
   
     ADRIAN SMARTpaintings
 
     VICTORIA GODDARD, jewellery
 
SUSANNA BRUNSKILL would have displayed original oils and watercolours, prints and cards in her studio in Aston Street, together with

      LUCY BURLETSON, ceramicist.  Tea and cake in the cottage garden.  


2019 Oxfordshire Artweeks 

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 YOUNG PETER 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.