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I’m an artist inspired by wild and ancient places. My artworks are expressive and intuitive, and respond to the light, atmosphere and topography of the natural world.

I take great joy in the variety of colours and textures in the landscape and try to bring this into my paintings by using a variety of materials and mark making. 

Painting and sketching en plein air is a vital part of my practice; I love the challenge of reacting to the changing light and weather, and playing with loose, immediate brush marks. These sketches help me to remember the feeling of a place, which then informs larger scale paintings, drawings or prints made in my studio at home. 

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Bio

Josie graduated with a degree in Fine Art from Norwich University of the Arts in 2012. Her studio is now based in Cholsey, South Oxfordshire, UK. She is also an associate member of Ayres House Studios in Wallingford. 

 

Josie currently has work available through Degree Art and also works with art agency Artiq providing original art and prints for corporate and private clients. 

 

Previous shows include the Royal Watercolour Society Open (winner; Cotswolds Mount Prize) 2023, the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition 2020, Holly Bush Emerging Woman Painter Prize 2020 and the Sunday Times Watercolour Competition 2019.

Current Exhibitions
 

Nature's Imprint; A Journey Through Time and Art, Open now - late Nov, Bankside Hotel in partnership with Degree Art & Contemporary Collective

Please email gallery director Isobel Beachamp to book your visit: isobel@contemporarycollective.com

07708 251 678

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Art of Change; an exhibition for Great Big Green Week

Open now - 16th June (closed Tues/Weds) 10.30-4.30, Ayres House Studios

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Upcoming Exhibitions/Events

Associations, Ayres House Studios

31 Aug - 8 Sep 24 Open 10.30 - 4.30

An exhibition of contemporary crafts and art by Ayres House Associate artists. 

Artist in Residence, Bankside Hotel

In partnership with Degree Art & Contemporary Collective

9 Sep - 15 Dec 24 

Selected Group and Solo Exhibitions

2023 Oxfordshire Open, Ronapainting Gallery
2023 Moving Landscape, Ayres House Studios
2023 Associations, Ayres House Studios
2023 Royal Watercolour Society Open, Bankside Gallery
(Winner; Cotswolds Mount Prize)
2022 The Small Works Winter Show, Spring Cheltenham
2022 The Winter Exhibition, Ayres House Studios 
2022 Anthology, Emerald Frames and Gallery 
2022 Oxford Art Society Open Exhibition 
2022 Thin Places, Emerald Frames and Gallery 
2022 Freedom, Liberty's Legacy charity group exhibtion 
2022 Myth, The North Wall Oxford 
2021 Plant House, The Jam Factory Oxford 
2021 Art on a Postcard Summer Auction 
2021 Art on a Postcard International Women's Day 
2020 Holly Bush Emerging Woman Painter Prize  
2020 Royal Academy Summer Exhibition  
2020 Wales Contemporary Waterfront Gallery 
2020 The Great Ground Hornbill Art Show (Online Auction)
2020 Queer Frontiers, Online exhibition curated by Artiq 
2020 Biomes Emerald Frames, Chalfont St Peter 
2020 You don’t have to be rich to be an art collector Norden Farm Arts Centre 
2019 Lost Land The Old Court Windsor 
2019 Wales Contemporary Waterfront Gallery, Mall Galleries 
2019 The People’s Landscape Claydon House 
2019 Sunday Times Watercolour Competition Mall Galleries  
2019 Lost Land Emerald Frames and Gallery 
2019 Of Mice And Men Norden Farm Arts Centre

 

Press

 

Meet the Artist Blog Degree Art Jan 24
Artist Interview; Building an Art Community Art Musings Podcast  Nov 23
How to Resolve a Landscape Painting CompositionJackson's Art Jun 23
Art For Your World Blog 'Artist Support Spotlight' Jan 22
Artist featureArt Seen The Curators Salon Magazine Feb 22

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