In May it started with the Oxford Art Week which takes place all across the county over three weeks in total.
I showed some of my sculture at the George Muller Studio with Bicester Sculpture Group.It is always a busy time cleaning up the studio where twenty of us share the space to work every week and then opening the doors to show our work in a clean 'Gallery Style' environment ! We work in a variety of materials so there is a very wide variety of Art to enjoy.
Then off to Florence ,galleria de Accademia ,Uffizi Galleria with Michelangelo ,Botticelli , Donatello ,Leonardo da Vinci etc !
ON FORM - ASTALL MANOR
A glorious sunny day for the fantastic stone sculpture exhibition 'On Form" held at Astall Manor,former home of the Mitford sisters.The exhibition seemed bigger and better than ever with some of the huge pieces set amongst the dream of a garden background ,continuing across the stream and into the meadow!
It also spills into the adjoining churchyard and the beautiful church itself .
I think Paul Vanstone's work is what I would like on my wish list , followed by Mel Fraser's colourful 'Pianeta Aranione' in Moroccan forest selenite !
If you haven't been to this magical place yet,make a date for 2018.It's a slice of heaven !
Nick Barberton was busy carving some amazing and beautiful large bowls and wooden sculptures .so tactile and his patterns seemed to move as the light hit the work.
My most recent trip was to the Royal Academy for the Summer Exhibition .
I find this exhibition really inspiring as the range of work is so varied and everyone gets a chance to to part of the exhibition rom Jo Blogs to Sue Jones........whoop's I meant from Jo Blogs to Tracy Emmin !
I can't go because I have made my bed !!!!