During 2019, we are thrilled to be organising 4 different art exhibitions, to which the public are warmly invited - come along to view the various collections on display at Claydon.


Claydon House Art Exhibition:

The People’s Landscape

Call for Entries: Deadline 30 June 2019

An exhibition of paintings on the theme of The People’s Landscape, taking place within the National Trust’s Claydon House.

Click here for more information and for details on how to enter. Closing date for entries is Sunday 30 June.

The exhibition will run from Saturday 7 September - Wednesday 2 October 2019.

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The Wild Beasts at Claydon

Saturday 25 May - Wednesday 5 June. Free entry

An exhibition of paintings and sculptures, all inspired by wild and wonderful animals.

Tom Shepherd is a professional artist and tutor who specialises in painting in acrylics, oils and most recently in watercolour. Based in Warwickshire, Tom has exhibited at The Society of Wildlife Artists Exhibition, leads painting courses and holidays around Europe, and also teaches a number of painting courses at The Courtyard Art Studio. www.tomshepherdart.com

James Ort is a professional artist and tutor specialising in ceramic and wire sculpture. Based in Oxfordshire, James is also the Director of The Phoenix Studio in Towersey, Thame, where he leads and hosts a variety of courses. www.jamesort.co.uk

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Laura Boswell in residence as part of Bucks Art Weeks

Saturday 8 June - Sunday 23 June.

Free entry

A solo exhibition of linocut and Japanese Watercolour Woodblock prints from renowned artist Laura Boswell ARE. This exhibition will be taking place in collaboration with Bucks Art Weeks.

Laura Boswell is a landscape printmaker who works exclusively with linocut and traditional Japanese woodblock. A member of the Royal Society of Painter Printmakers, Laura has undertaken two residencies to train in Japan, studying woodblock printmaking with master craftsmen, and her work often looks to Japan in its use of white space and minimal approach. Laura shares the Japanese appreciation of rigorous training; her work often displays impulsive line and brushwork, requiring meticulous cutting and printing to give the impression of fluid spontaneity. Laura also teaches courses in printmaking at The Courtyard Art Studio, writes a regular column for Artists & Illustrator’s Magazine and her prints feature in national collections, including the House of Lords and the Library of Wales. www.lauraboswell.co.uk

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Art in Stitch

Saturday 24 August -Sunday 1 September

Free entry

An exhibition of art works in textiles, by two experienced textile artists.

Barbara Shaw uses fabric like paint, producing hand stitched, collaged pieces. Barbara is a Licentiate Member of the Society of Designer Craftsmen and a member of Oxfordshire Craft Guild. Barbara has been an Artist in Residence at 2 National Trust properties and was awarded the Fletcher Prize for Excellence in Craft in Oxfordshire. www.artintextiles.co.uk

Rachel Wright uses machine embroidery to create intricate, colourful pieces, often inspired by the natural environment. Rachel has a BA and MA in fashion and textiles at Birmingham City University and is a member of the Buckinghamshire Craft Guild. She has exhibited with the 62 Group of Textile Artists, The Independent Textile Makers and the Society of Designer Craftsmen. www.rachelwright.com