Monday, 27 October 2014

Winter Reflections - A Hazy Shade of Winter

Winter Reflections Exhibition This is “A Hazy Shade of Winter” all framed up and ready for our Winter Reflections exhibition. A mixed media piece including painted glass…Hope you like it! :)

Please feel free to share this post with your friends, we’d love to get as many people along to the exhibition as possible & stay tuned for details of where you can get a sneak preview of a couple of pieces before the 15th!!! :)


Our Winter Reflections exhibition this year runs from November 15th until December 20th It incorporates the Oxfordshire Artweeks Christmas Weekend of November 22nd-23rd. We will be showcasing a new group of paintings by Graham Rice which depict the enchantment of a winter landscape. This series of work is based on figures of children in evocative woodland scenes - skipping across stones, hiding behind trees, watching the fall of leaves. Reflections of figures in the water and shadows against the snow add to the nostalgic and narrative feeling in these pieces. The paintings are all created in mixed media in cool and subtle wintry colours, featuring new three-dimensional devices such as trees and snowflakes painted on the glass itself, in the forefront of the paintings. This creates a unique eye-catching and subtle layered effect.

The exhibition will also feature new winter jewellery designs by Sheila Raven, inspired by the leaves and berries found in a forest in the winter. The collection includes beautiful textured silver oak, ivy, holly and mistletoe leaf earrings, with matching pendants made of complimentary leaves in both silver and copper with acorn or berry embellishments. The saw-pierced and beaten leaves create a stunning natural look.

All of the artwork in the Winter Reflections exhibitions is inspired by our rural workshop setting in the woods and fields of the Cotswolds landscape.

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