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I was planning to see Turner for this month’s exhibition this month but when I came to book tickets for Saturday it was fully booked so it will have to wait. Instead, my daughter and I went to see a printing exhibition called Outlines at the Oxford Castle. It explores the shapes and patterns created by the British countryside and what is particularly exciting is that much of it is local to us such as The White Horse, Boar’s Hill and Wittenham Clumps. The three artists work predominately with lino prints and Susan Wheeler is a favourite of mine. I was very pleased to see some of her newer works and I also feel delighted as I received some of her prints as a gift last year – they are still waiting to be framed but I feel inspired to get on with it.

This exhibition has now come to an end however the Oxford Printmakers have their Christmas sale next week and it is well worth visiting as the artists (including Susan Wheeler) donate one of their prints and they are then sold at rock bottom prices but arrive early!

About this post: My 2014 resolution is to visit a creative place every month.
January – The Ashmolean: Malcolm Morley
February – Oxford School of Photography
March – The Ashmolean: Cézanne and the modern

April – The Jam Factory
May – Art in Ardington
June – On Form exhibition
July – Crossing Borders
August – David in Florence
September – The Vale & Downland museum
October – The Art of the Brick

printmakers1 printmakers2 printmakers3 printmakers4You have got to be fast and on the ball when the printmakers have their party! Each year all the members donate a print which is sold at a fraction of its usual price to raise funds for the society. I was invited to come along this year with my mum who is a member. You walk into the working studio full of printing presses and machinery which were draped in festive tinsel. But don’t waste too much time admiring the surroundings, look on the walls and take what you love! I was too slow and although I had only been there 5 minutes, I missed a print of the Isis River. Fortunately there were other prints by the same artist, Susan Wheeler, and this time I didn’t deliberate but made a fast decision and grabbed all three. They are to be my Christmas present from my mum and can’t wait to receive them.

The Oxford Printmakers’ Party is an annual event which I recommend putting in the diary, I will definitely be back next year for excellent and affordable art.