Art On The Hill 2016 – visit our new website!

It’s only 6 weeks until Art on the Hill 2016 on the 15th – 17th April!

There are over 60 artists exhibiting, a packed programme of creative workshops for children and adults, lots of goodies in the craft marketplace as well as sandwiches, drinks and treats in the cafe.

This year we have an new website and online booking available for the workshops, so it’s even easier than ever to check out who will be exhibiting, and book tickets for some creative work yourselves.



What do you need to do?

Put it in your diaries and come along!

Have a look at for a preview of the artists and more about what’s on.

Sign up to help on the weekend – it’s great fun and we need lots of volunteers!

Art on the Hill is our biggest fundraiser of the year. We need volunteers to help on sales desk, assist in children’s art workshops, in the cafe and with various other tasks. Please email or fill and return the form in your child’s bookbag.

Have a look at the workshops on our website - booking opens soon!

There’s plenty to choose from for both adults and children: animation to feltmaking, photography to calligraphy. Make a spinning windsock or a glow in the dark fish lantern for the Big Brill Camp.

If you follow us on Facebook ( we’ll let you know tickets are on sale.

If you can’t give time, give cake!

The cafe relies on your generous donations of yummy cakes and treats. You can bring in your baking from Friday 15th through until Sunday morning so we stay well stocked all weekend.

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Don’t Forget to Collect! – Active Kids Vouchers at Sainsburys

Don’t forget that Brill School are Collecting Active Kids vouchers at the moment.

The scheme is designed to aid schools with new sports and cooking equipment and help encourage children to “eat well, move well and live well”.


How to get involved

It’s easy to collect vouchers for Active Kids 2016. Simply shop in Sainsbury’s stores and online at and you will earn Active Kids vouchers on your shopping (until 3rd May).

In Sainsbury’s Locals, you will get one voucher for every £5 you spend. You’ll notice these vouchers are larger than the ones you receive in Sainsbury’s supermarkets and have a photograph on them.

In Sainsbury’s Supermarkets you’ll receive 1 voucher for every £10 you spend. So if you spend £40 you’ll get four vouchers, but what’s new is that they’ll all be printed on one piece of paper. These vouchers are white and smaller in size, with no photograph on them.

Once you’ve collected your vouchers, drop them into the school office where there is a collection box. (The school has until 12th July to order equipment.)

Thank you for your support.





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Easyfundraising now available on the High Street

Just imagine being able to raise a donation for the school each time you buy a coffee – well now you can!

Easyfundraising has announced that they are now partnering up with retailers to donate when you shop on the High St.  Brands such as Caffe Nero are already signed up and there more high street retailers coming on board soon. Sign up now and they will let you know who they are once they join. You can also check whether a particular retailer is on board by visiting their page on the easyfundraising website.


Meantime, don’t forget that whenever you are doing your online shopping, to go through  first and you will be helping raise funds for the school at the same time.  It takes no time at all and costs you nothing.  Thousands of retailers are affiliated with the scheme (inc. Amazon, eBay, John Lewis, Argos, M&S, and all the major supermarkets), so whether you are buying birthday presents, doing your grocery shop, or booking a holiday, you can help.  Friends and family can also collect for us too (details of how to register below).

You can even set up a donation reminder on your computer so that each time you go to your usual retailer it will ask if you want to collect money for the school – so there’s no excuse to forget!


If you’re not familiar with Esyfundraising, here’s how it works:


If you aren’t already reguestered, then go to and type in our cause:  Brill C of E Academy PTA – Aylesbury.  Then just fill in your name, email address and create a password and you are good to go.

Thank you for your support.


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Big Brill Camp 2016: Ticket Information

For those who may not know, The Big Brill Camp is a weekend of family camping, live music and general messing about in our beautiful countryside that raises money for Brill School PTA. It returns in 2016 for its 4th year and will take place on the weekend of 20-22 May.

We’ve been delighted with the response we’ve had to bringing the event back and judging by the amount of enquiries we’ve had regarding tickets, you’re all keen to get booking! So we’re pleased to tell you that tickets are about to go on sale.

As the event is a PTA fund-raiser organised primarily by parents of Brill School, the first allocation of tickets will be offered to families with children currently in the school and pre-school.  However, as the event will be the same scale as in 2014 there should again be plenty of opportunity for lots of other local families to attend too.  And we look forward to welcoming you all.

We are also giving preference to those families who can offer a small amount of time to volunteer on the event weekend to help things run as smoothly and safely as possible. Many of you have volunteered before and will understand that we need more volunteers to make the event sustainable, so that those who give up their time planning the event also get a chance to enjoy the weekend too and we all want to do it again next year!

Ticket prices will be a follows:
– Adult £35
– Child of school age £10 each
– Infants and pre-school children FREE

Tickets be released on the following dates:
1: Sunday 28th February
– for families with who have at least 1 child at Brill School and are willing to volunteer
2: Sunday 6th March
– anyone who is willing to volunteer
3: Date TBC
– final release of any remaining tickets (subject to availability) – for non-volunteers.  Ticket prices TBC.

Tickets will be sold through our website only ( and all payments will be via direct debit, which will involve a simple online registration.

Given the event has been a sell out each year we strongly encourage you to apply for tickets as soon as you are able and be prepared to give an hour or so to help.

That’s all for now, but we hope that’s a clear explanation of what will be happening and that everyone will be willing to do their bit to help make the event as successful as ever.

The best way to keep in touch with the latest news, check out the bands that are playing etc, is to sign up to the Big Brill Camp 2016 Facebook event page and our email list (via the web site).

With many thanks,

The Big Brill Camp Team

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Artists at Art on the Hill 2015: Part 4

It’s nearly time for Art on the Hill!  So here’s our last instalment of ‘Brill’-iant artists who will be exhibiting for you this weekend, including a pupil from Lord William’s secondary school in Thame and a mum from our very own school here in Brill!

Irene Foster

“Although I love to interpret a scene, I often abstract my work from my imagination and remembered images,” explains Irene. “I work mainly in oils to make a bold statement. Influenced by Turner’s skies, I aim to give an impression of a journey, whether real or imagined. Using a rich range of colours, the subject may vary but I hope my enthusiasm shows through.

“As a teacher, I communicate the importance of observation and interpretation onto a 2D surface, working from my studio in Milton Keynes where I find solace and total absorption.”
Irene has exhibited in Birmingham and Windsor, as well as in Bucks and regularly at the Stani Gallery in Stony Stratford, Milton Keynes.

Elena Henshaw 

Elena is a full-time artist, originally from Moscow, who has been based in Oxford for the past 15 years. “My work is influenced by my travels, the extensive history of Russian art, and the pearlescent and subtle English scenery, which is the source of my inspiration for creating interpreted landscapes,” she explains. “My palette ranges from the English subdued and Russian moody to a Brazilian burst of colours.

I enjoy using reclaimed wood with its history, texture and patina. As I work on the wood and match it to the canvas, I think of its previous life and this imagery gives me additional inspiration.”

Henry Glover

“I am currently studying art at Lord Williams’s Sixth Form,” says Henry. “I paint in all media and I also enjoy drawing pen and ink illustrations. I am obsessed with film and have been creating stop- motion animation since I was nine. Having always wanted to exhibit at AotH, now I’ve finally entered; I hope visitors find my artwork fun and interesting.”

Henry Glover untitled

Zillah Moore 

Zillah has experimented with textiles and mixed media for several years and has developed a passion for working with silk. Her work consists of abstract interpretations of the British landscape using layers of hand- dyed mulberry and tussah silk fibres. Each piece is a collage of texture and colour, inspired by the coast, countryside and wild weather of Northumberland where Zillah grew up.

Steven Hawkin

Steven Hawkin is a local artist. He paints seascapes and coastal scenes using acrylics and oils. He is a member of BAFA and was a founder member of the Bicester Art Studio.

 Andrew Martin

Andrew is an Oxford-based photographer who focuses on the finer details to enable the viewer to see everyday objects in a completely different way, challenging our perceptions and our notions of what constitutes beauty or art.

His work has been recognised by critics in the artistic community and he has exhibited at Modern Art Oxford, The Royal West of England Academy and The Royal College of Art, as well as featuring in national papers and on the BBC.

Sallie Sayers

Sallie Sayers has a degree in Fine Art and is a local artist living and working in Watlington. As well as teaching art in schools, she exhibits via local galleries and exhibitions.
This latest body of work encompasses an interest in the natural world around us, including insects and local landscapes, all portrayed playfully in ink and mixed media. Sallie welcomes commissions.

Gill Hickman

Originally a teacher, Gill Hickman is now a professional artist and Director of the artist-run Skylark Galleries in the Oxo Tower, London. Insired by textures both natural and man-made, Gill’s work is contemporary and textural. She uses hand-made papers, mixed media and gold leaf to create works that have been described as ‘uplifting’ and ‘calming’. Gill exhibits widely and holds regular Open Studio events in SE London where she is based. This is her second time at AotH.

Gill Hickman The Golden Gift Gill Hickman Balance

Gill Hickman Balance silver & blue Gill Hickman Joyful

Jane Miller

Jane enjoys experimenting and particularly likes using acrylics and inks. She is a member of the Visual Images Group.

Mike Bowker

Mike Bowker has been painting acrylic landscapes for 25 years and
has exhibited throughout Buckinghamshire, Berkshire and Oxfordshire.

Cynthia Evenden 

Cynthia paints purely for pleasure. “I love to paint land and seascapes,” she says. “I have diplomas for my works and have sold in London, Bookham, Amersham and local schools.”

Alison Easton

“I live in Tring with my husband and two sons. Having studied art in the 1980s I enjoy working with a diverse range of media. My artwork is often influenced by the natural world.”

Brian Eldgridge

Brian is a full-time artist working from his home studio in Buckingham. He provides characteristically bright art solutions for people who
want something original or distorted for their life’s home space, so commissions are welcome.

Victoria Timms – Brill Photograhpy

“Following a successful first exhibition at AotH last year I’ve taken up the exciting challenge of portrait photography,” says Victoria. “Over the past year I have set up ‘Brill Photography’, taken photographs for the Big Brill Camp, won four local photography awards and continued to try and capture the beautiful local landscape. Please take a look at my website.” Visit:

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Diane Riddy

Although creative from an early age, Diane didn’t pursue her passion for art until later in life. “I am self-taught but have, in recent years, received a little tuition and as a result realised my potential,” she explains. “This has encouraged me and I have been exhibiting for about four years. I believe there are no rules to producing a good piece of art and I particularly enjoy experimenting with different textures.

“I love vibrant colours and work predominantly with acrylic and ink whilst also enjoying watercolour.”

 Dilys Benjafield

Dilys originally worked as a jewellery designer in London. After moving and having a family she concentrated on painting. Her works in watercolour and oils have been exhibited in galleries around Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire.

Maggie McHattie

“I paint for fun. It’s a great way of making friends, getting totally engrossed and even creating a masterpiece!”

Dean Murray

“I trained as a graphic designer in the late 80s, then fell into the signs and graphics industry as a self-employed signmaker/vehicle graphics purveyor. More recently, I have shifted my focus towards web design and video/digital graphics. In terms of conventional art, my mediums of choice are: acrylic, gouache, pastel, pencil and watercolour. I love working at great scale. The larger the canvas, the better!”

Susan Ing-Simmons

Susan has always drawn and has a degree in interiors. “I offer commissions of pets and family members. I also enjoy painting landscapes and work mostly in pastel or soft pencil.”

Jayne Martin

“I’ve been painting and drawing since childhood and like to try all subjects. I enjoy working in various media, my favourite being watercolours. I like to exhibit in the hope that others will like and enjoy my work too.”

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An exciting opportunity to have your own portrait!

The Art on the Hill Committee would like to offer you the chance to bid for a fabulous portrait by the talented Peter Keegan, our artist in residence both last year and this.  Peter Keegan is an award winning artist whose work spans the UK, USA and Australia specializing in portraiture.  Working in oils he aims to create a painting reflecting the subjects’ likeness and personality.
You can find some of his amazing work at .
How do you take part?
• We are running a sealed bid system to enable you to place your bids in private – the highest bidder wins either a single or family portrait.
• Please email your bid to with your name, contact details and whether you would prefer a single or a family portrait.
• The auction will close at 0900 on this Friday March 20th, and Peter will start your portrait on Friday evening.
Don’t delay, email your bid now, it’s a fabulous opportunity to purchase a lifelong and memorable piece of art.
Good luck!
Peter has very generously donated the portrait, with all proceeds going directly to Art on the Hill.
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Art On The Hill workshops and guest Author Cas Lester

We are really looking forward to all the amazing workshops lined up at Art On The Hill this weekend. Don’t forget to book your place if you haven’t yet – there’s something for everyone – from clay modelling for younger ones, through to the adult paint night (with wine – all important for releasing your inner creativity!).

For detailed information click on the leaflet below.

AOTH Workshop Leaflet

We are thrilled to have a visit from wonderful kids author Cas Lester on Saturday morning for a workshop which will include space fun facts, quizzes, and extracts from her Harvey Drew books. 

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“Cas spent many years working in children’s television drama with CBBC. She made several award winning programmes including JACKANORY, BIG KIDS, KERCHING! and THE STORY OF TRACY BEAKER. Now she’s writing books for children. Her first
book HARVEY DREW AND THE BIN MEN FROM OUTER SPACE is the first of three books in a comedy adventure series about space trash. Ever wondered about how to use the loo in outer space? And what they do with the … er …toilet waste
afterwards? There’s tons of rubbish in outer space! Bits of broken
satellites, shuttle crafts and other bits and bobs. It’s a hazard to all space traffic. She has a new series of books out this year all about NIXIE THE BAD, BAD FAIRY based on mischievous tomboy fairy You’ve never met a fairy like NIxie before . . ! Fairy dust and magic are fine, but when your wand’s as mischievous as you are, sometimes you have to rely on your own genius inventions to get you out of trouble! 

This lively interactive talk includes space fun facts, quizzes, extracts from the books . . . and lots and lots of rubbish!”

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Artists at Art On The Hill 2015: Part 3

It’s less than a week to go until this year’s Art On The Hill.  Here are some more artists to check out.  Who have you got your eye on?

Saro Jay

Saro loves painting in acrylics and watercolour and has recently started working in mixed media too. She has been exhibiting locally for several years.

Barbara Etchells

Barbara enjoys the immediacy and colours of acrylics and pastels when developing country scenes.
She exhibits regularly in the home counties and has paintings in France, Canada and America.

Bobbie Etchells LowValleyInColour

Ron Bull

Self taught painter of mature years continuing to experience many pleasurable hours in retirement painting landscapes and water.

Joe Stockton

Joe’s cartoons have appeared in various publications and he has exhibited watercolours extensively in the East Midlands. “I’m particularly interested in depicting water, with its myriad reflections and colours,” he says.

Carolyn Boreham

Carolyn studied illustration at Camberwell College of Art and Design and has exhibited in London. She is an art librarian at London College of Fashion and draws her inspiration from nature.

Caroline Wilson

Caroline lives in Brill and has been painting in different media for around twelve years. She has been exploring oil painting in the last year or so, and is constantly attracted by the effects of light and the nature and colour of shadows.

Caroline Wilson Warm Sea Splash Caroline Wilson Summer Rose Bowl

Carolyn Kendall

Trained at the Ruskin School of Art, Carolyn is inspired by light and nature. Her atmospheric land and seascapes aim to convey a unique sense of place. She lives in Berkhamsted and is a member of the Bucks Art Society.

William North

“I enjoy panting the landscape around Otmoor with its big, open skies and reflections of willows in the floodwaters. Especially, I like to paint winter grasses,” says William.


I am a local artist living in Bicester.I belong to two local art groups and exhibit in Oxfordshire and many other parts of the country.I have attended Ruskin College Oxford as well as many art courses.I paint mainly in watercolour and mixed media and have been painting for over 22 years.

Jean Smith Dandelion Clocks


Jean Smith Bluebell Woods

Judy Cowper

My chief interest is in stylised figurative work involving the study of movement and body language in the human form and the horse. I work mostly in wax which is then professionally in bronze or other resins. I am a member of The Bucks Art Society and The Oxford Sculpture Group and exhibit with them and at other local exhibition and gallerys. I live and work in Haddenham where I take part in The Open Studios from my home. My website is

 Sharon Evans

Sharon has a particular passion for illustration. “I do change my style to suit my mood and the subject matter,” she says. “My work also reflects what topics I am teaching at the time. I enjoy exploring different methods of working by combining mixed media, texture and pattern, but the graphic artist in me always tends to emerge.”

 Tabitha Roblou

“Originally, I trained as a textile designer but after some years without creating, I started doing mixed media collages as presents for people, reflecting places they love. I now take on many commissions and continue to be passionate about creating work that is individual and evokes happy memories.”

Tabitha Roblou Brill Windmill

Claire Abbott

“A mother of two, I walked away from my career as a nurse to raise my family but also to pursue my art dream,” says Claire. “After my son was born in 2010, I quickly got requests from friends to draw their children and Baby Face Art was born.

“Self-taught, I prefer to work in pencil media – especially pastels. I have enjoyed exploring subjects photographed in the ‘golden hour’, that hour or so just before the sun goes down, when the light is low and changes colour spectacularly.”

Steven Aldus

Steven began writing graffiti in 1984 when Hip Hop culture exploded in the UK. Active for 10 years, he retired in 1995 and now runs his own fine art business.

Susan Wheeler

“I work mainly in linocut, a medium that delivers a strong impact and offers a decorative quality that I enjoy. I am a member of the Oxford Printmakers and The Oxford Art Society. Please visit my website:”

Anne Beveridge

“I began painting in 1994, animals becoming my inspiration,” says Ann. “I enjoy doing pet portraits which make lovely gifts for their owners. Since moving to Bicester, I have joined Bicester Art Club which gives me a chance to meet and work with like-minded people to continue my very satisfying hobby.”

Eddie Kent Ceramics

“I am a ceramicist, potter and artist based in Bledlow Ridge, Buckinghamshire, who produces hand-built and thrown pieces of pottery. I use raku, stoneware and earthware firing techniques.”

Eddie Kent Raku illuminated boxes and storage jars  Eddie Kent Raku Cats

Annabel Wilkins

“My passion is photography and I also have a lifestyle blog ( from which I gather a lot of inspiration. I am about to begin studying journalism and media, specialising in photography.”

Juliette Palmer RBA

Juliette, a finalist in national competitions, has held exhibitions at Royal Societies and galleries. She describes herself as a one-time children’s illustrator who is always a painter. As part of Bucks Open Studios in June, Juliette will be holding open house at Melmott Lodge, Cookham, Berkshire.










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Artists at Art On The Hill 2015: Part 2

Here’s our next selection of artists who will be exhibiting at Art On The Hill on Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd March.  Enjoy!

Richard Ballantyne and Carol Read

Working closely together Carol and Richard specialise in raku ,when the work is pulled from the kiln at 1000 degrees and then put into combustable material. the work is mainly sculptural but often starts life on the potters wheel,prior to being manipulated into a final piece.Their work can be found in a number of galleries throughout the British isles.

Ruth Aslett

I work part time as an Intensive Care Nurse and initially started painting as hobby, but has developed over the years. I have been selling my work in exhibitions, shops & galleries & undertaking commission work. I specialize mainly in pet & animal portraiture but also enjoy experimenting & doing a variety of subjects. If you would like so see more of my work please see my website


Heather Burrell

Having studied art at school, I started painting again when I joined Bicester Art Club a few years ago. I enjoy painting various subjects, but especially the countryside with its picturesque villages.

Michael Burrell

I have been a member of Bicester Art Club for 10 years and I get great satisfaction from painting the British countryside and historical villages especially in Oxfordshire.

Carolyn Kendall

Trained at the Ruskin school of Art, Carolyn is inspired by light and nature. Her atmospheric land and seascapes aim to convey a unique ‘sense of place’. She lives in Berkhamsted, and is a member of Bucks Art Society.

Robert James Clarke

Imbued with a sense of personality that ‘captures the essence of the dog’, Robert James Clarke’s drawings and paintings have attracted global attention. Clarke is regularly commissioned to portrait celebrities’ canine friends and has held exhibitions in both London and New York.

Born in Luton in 1963, Clarke showed early artistic promise by winning local art competitions and completing ‘O Level’ and ‘A Level’ art before the age of 16. After a foundation course at Barnfield, Clarke was one of the few to be accepted to study at St Martin’s College of Art: “my foundation course was a good one … but not many of us got into London schools.”

He has painted a number of well known dogs including Kate Moss’s Archie, Alan Carr’s Bev and Joyce, Tim Walker’s Stig, Fergie’s (Black Eyed Peas) Meatloaf as well as other dogs for Katie Hiller, Katie Grand, Bruce Oldfield and most recently Cath Kidston’s dog Billie.

Clarke tries “to capture the essence of the dog. […] Each dog has a different personality: I try to capture that in paint. […] Sometimes it all comes together like magic: other times, it’s the smallest detail like adding a dot to the eye that makes the dog spring from the canvas.”

Robert Clarke frenchie11  Robert Clarke pointer1

Una Ergin

Art was my favourite subject at school, but it wasn’t until I was posted to Lisbon, Portugal that I was inspired to paint by the bright light. My work is colourful and fun and I have exhibited and sold my work both locally and abroad.

Peter Glover

I have worked mainly in Greeting Cards, book illustrations and pivate commissions. The Yokel cartoons I started doing back in September 2013, as some one coming from a town, its a gentle take on the joys of village life. The cartoons appear in several Parish/village magazines in the Bucks and Oxfordshire counties.

Pamela Clapton

Pam has enjoyed painting for over 30 years. She has painted landscapes, seascapes, animals, flowers in watercolours, oils and is at present enjoying painting with acrylics. Pam lives in Bicester and is a member of the Bicester Art Club which she helped to form in 1987.

Ann Hewitt

I am a member of The Chilterns Art group and enjoy painting in watercolour, particularly wildlife and landscapes

Emma Davis polkadoggies

For two years now I have been painting and exhibiting my multi-media polkadoggies canvases.I started with Mr scottie
and my little sausage dog and have expanded my collection to 11 breeds of dog, all designed by me and then printed out and carefully pasted on hand painted spotty or heart canvases.I have been designing greetings cards and wrapping paper for Soul and Really good since 1994, this is a new venture for me and I’m actively looking for exhibition spaces and retail outlets for my work which is proving to be a full time occupation! I am happy to take commissions based on colour, I love making my spotty backgrounds really show off my doggies and will overpaint if I feel that a canvas just isn’t working. All my work is on my website at

Emma Davis Large Scottie

Alison Perkins

Alison Perkins is an accomplished Wildlife Artist.

Though almost entirely self taught,her work has come highly placed in many competitions and has been exhibited extensively,including the Mall Galleries in London where she was a finallist in the David Shepherd Wildlife Artist of the Year 2011.

Though much of her work is in Watercolour, Alison now works in coloured pencil as it captures the mood and magic of wild animals.Alison lives in Buckinghamshire on a Narrow Boat with her wildlife photographer fiance.

If you wish to commission a portrait of your pet, or any other animal, please contact Alison on +44 (0) 7910 245 392 or email:

Alison Perkins Mandarin Duck

Vic Winslade

Vic paints in watercolour for relaxation and has exhibited around the county; often taking commissions. He regularly attended art classes in Worminghall, which helped develop his style.

Sue Cook

Sue Cook is a self-taught artist working in a mixed media mainly of watercolour and ink. She combines brushwork with printing using various materials. She specialises in architecture.

Sue Cook Canal in Venice

Joy Hawes

Joy specialises in Watercolours. She produces work for many charities, and tutors many workshops including the National Trust, Art Groups and many organisations. Joy has held numerous solo exhibitions and her work shows many different styles and subjects. Her web site will be available to view shortly.

Nicola Cavalla

Completed a BA Hons at Camberwell College of Arts in 1992

I’ve worked as an animator in the computer games industry for the past twenty years although have done some modelling and texture work too for games too.
For so many years I had relied completely on computers to create anything artistic, I decided towards the end of 2011 that it was about time to dust off my paints. Something my Father as a Marine artist had been encouraging me to do for years.

Once I started painting again I suddenly became addicted and spend every spare moment I have glued to an easel.

I’ve been experimenting with varying subjects ranging from botanical to landscapes as I get back in to the swing of painting once again. I use both watercolours and oils.

nicola cavalla sandcastles


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Artists at Art On The Hill 2015: Part 1

It’s only a fortnight to Art on the Hill 2015!  This year sees a fantastic line up of new and returning artists. Here’s part 1 of our profiles of who’ll be there, to whet your appetite:

Alexandra Buckle

Alexandra Buckle is inspired by countryside walks; excited by light, shadow and colour, she captures her favourite scenery as colourful ‘reduction’ linocuts. This relief printing technique involves cutting and printing each layer of colour from the same block of lino in order to build up an image.

Alexandra lives in Bicester where she teaches private lino printing tuition at her home studio.  Her prints have been hung in the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition and in the Society of Women Artists exhibition at the Mall Galleries in London.

Alexandra Buckle - Summer Colour at Stoke Wood

Jez Gibson Harris

Jez is a member of the Oxford Sculpture Group and exhibits his work regularly. The works of Constantin Brancusi and Henry Moore have been major influences in his work along with the iconography of prehistoric, Minoan, tribal and Inuit art.

Karen Joy

Having previously painted mainly in watercolour for several years, I have quite recently moved to work with acrylics, which I find gives me more freedom to convey my feelings toward the wonders of the English landscape. Working layer upon layer to build up the depths of the land and infinite sky, in an expressive painterly manner.

Karen Joy First View from top of the hill

Lynn Callaghan

I love to beachcomb, especially on the wild and beautiful shores of northern Scotland. I love to recycle so that gets done too. Always happy to discuss a commission.

Barbara Orth and Friends

We are an art group who share experience and ideas to create art in an individual way. The subjects vary from animals, landscapes, fantasy and abstract works. This year the main media are watercolour and pencil.

Jeremy White

I use high firing stoneware and porcelain and I love the idea that I am using, in my creativity, the very material and elements that make up, and have formed our Universe and Environment – Earth, Air, Fire and Water. I am fascinated by organic and natural forms, be they human or derived from all aspects of nature. I am in awe of the landscape both in its unaltered habitat, and that which has been carved out and influenced by mankind through the ages; I find it a constant source of inspiration, which I hope finds expression particularly in my hand built pieces.

Graham Jefford

Figurative artist working mainly in oil but other paint media and printmaking too. Member of Bucks Art Society and Wendover Art Club. Participating in Bucks Open Studios

Les Riley

Look out for paintings by Les Riley who’s work adorns the walls of enthusiasts around the globe. He has exhibited at Oxford Arts Week showcasing 30 Paintings, Also Modern Art Oxford, Dragon Gallery Buckingham. Founder Member of Bicesterartstudio, member of Buckingham Art For All. Will be painting on the streets of Chelsea and South Kensington for the Pintar Rapido Exhibition in London in July 2015.

Les Riley Venus

Stephen Poulter

Having painted in oils as a hobby for most of my life, I now continue into retirement. I am a member of Buckingham Arts For All as well as the Bicester Art Studio. Having no formal training, I enjoys painting in Oils, Acrylic and Watercolour.  My work is exhibited in local exhibitions and is also sold on line.

Ali Clements

Painting places and people is my way of capturing special moments in my life.
I’m lucky enough to own a small boat on the Thames, she’s called ‘The Blue Pig’ many of my paintings are taken from the centre of the river where I get endless inspiration.
My feet have always been itchy & I have travelled extensively in Australia, Europe & the Caribbean & have been influenced by Aboriginal art, The Impressionists & the bold simplicity of West Indian art.

I’m a self-taught artist & I love to play with colour. I use mainly acrylics as I love their versatility. I paint mostly on stretch canvas but will happily paint your garden wall or living room with a mural designed especially for you.

Mike Hamand

After studying Fine Art at the University of Newcastle and then working in various related and unrelated fields, I have continued to draw, paint and take black and white photographs as a sort of diary since retirement.

Christine Hobson

I started painting in oils and watercolours, while in the last couple of years, experimenting with other mediums and styles.
Mostly influenced by colour and the natural world, I have been taking a more impressionist and semi abstract approach.

Pauline Pledger

Pauline works in most media. Her subjects vary from coastal scenes to the challenge of buildings and people. She has exhibited with the Society of Women Artists at the Mall Galleries, and will be showing her work during Bucks Open Studios in June.

Peter Keegan

Peter Keegan is an award-winning artist specialising in portraiture. Working in oils, Peter follows traditional techniques but uses them in a way to depict the people and landscapes he meets in a modern and original style. His aim is always create a painting or drawing that reflects the subject’s likeness and personality, as well as capturing those special elements which make the subject truly “them”. Peter regularly teaches and runs art courses at Missenden Abbey, Oxford Brookes and Buckingham Summer Schools.

Wendy Earley

I am a self-taught artist and member of several local art groups. My studio near High Wycombe is open in June for ‘Bucks Open Studios’. I enjoy working in many mediums but particularly in coloured pencils as I like the ability they give me to pick out fine detail and the realism which can be achieved. and

Wendy Early Wire mesh sculptures5

Muriel Law

Muriel has painted from a early age and has been a member of several Art Groups including; Penn Art Group and Cookham Art Club and since 1991 The Bicester Art Club.


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