The work of two passionate artists, whose work expresses as much about them as it does about their chosen landscapes is on display at a gallery in west Oxfordshire.
Both artists have recently held successful exhibitions in their own right, and this exhibition Beyond Observation: Exposing Nature and Self, offers a fusion of their creativity.
While there are similarities between their modes of expression, notably their love of texture, layer and expressive mark-making, each has a distinctive voice.
Nicki Heenan’s intricate surfaces are built up in oil and cold wax while Sally Wyatt’s paintings are often a web of overlaid colour and mark.
Both artists express a deep understanding of their chosen subjects. This exhibition develops time-honoured themes about nature and atmosphere in new and exciting ways that are both universal and deeply personal.
The artists will be on-hand in the West Ox Arts Gallery at weekends to talk about their work, giving visitors the opportunity to meet them and discuss their pieces.
Perfectly summing up her work in the exhibition Nicki says “nature is at the very heart of my paintings and provides the ever changing muse”.
Sally has a wealth of experience having studied Geo-sciences at university and working in the
decorative arts sector for more than 30 years.
West Ox Arts Gallery can be found at The Old Town Hall in Bampton, near Witney. The exhibition runs until April 21.
For more information on the exhibition call 01993 850137 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.