Brian Oxley

About the Artist

I usually get an idea in my head to paint a particular subject dependent upon the time of the year, available subject matter in the garden or ideas that occur in the house.  I have worked objectively, sometimes rapidly completing a painting in a single visit, at other times developing the idea in several stages.

In the past I have spent a month at a time painting in Italy, France and Ireland but the majority of my ideas have come from over 40 years living in Hythe and Romney Marsh where we have a large garden and sheep in our field.

The Hythe fishing beach has seen several painters, (Fred Cuming & John Eveleigh for example), working in a series of paintings with different aims, but having in common a drive to capture aspects of the changing light, looking both east and west. I have worked there many times before and experience a great buzz working directly from nature trying desperately to keep pace with the rapidly changing skies.

I am a past student of Canterbury Art College (NDD), and more recently KIAD (Canterbury), where I completed an Interdisciplinary MA in Art and Architecture. I did a degree course at Goldsmiths way back in the 60’s.

I have featured in three television programmes for ITV AND BBC most recently painting a portrait in a BBC series about an auctioneer. I have work in private collections in the U. S. A., Canada, Australia, Italy, France, Ireland and the UK.

view from the summer house

 View from the Artist’s Summer House
  Oil on Board
mm x 640mm

flowers with fruit

 Flowers with Fruit
  Oil on Board
mm x 920mm

the ring of kerry tn

 The Ring of Kerry
Oil on Board
mm x 620mm