Myrica Jones - Blue Rhino

The Chipping Norton Arts Group will be centre stage when Darl-e and the Bear opens its new exhibition in Woodstock on Saturday.

Around 28 local artists will be exhibiting a range of paintings, drawings, ceramics, sculpture and more in the exhibition which runs until the end of November.

“now is the time to support those around us in these very uncertain times”

Gallery owner Julie Wigg says: “We wanted to showcase local artists, and are delighted to be working with Chipping Norton Arts and its network of creatives to provide a really eclectic exhibition here in Woodstock.

Lisa Hughes

“The art sector especially has found itself in an environment where people have been removed from their usual networks, their studios and equipment, while galleries are often closed, exhibitions postponed or cancelled, and creatives have had to dig deep within themselves. 

“So now is the time to support those around us in these very uncertain times.”

The exhibition will feature the likes of photographer Andrew Ogilvy known for his engaging, minimal portraits that capture the depth of an individual’s character.

photographer Andrew Ogilvy

Myrica Jones has worked as a decorative artist with a background in gilding, special paint effects and mural work, for more than 30 years, and recently returned to her original passion of fine art. She is currently enjoying large-scale figurative artwork produced with ink which take the form of large-scale line drawings (see main pic).

Susannah King’s approach to painting is intuitive in regards to colour and texture, a considered process of building multiple layers of acrylic. Her intention is for her work to act as an interface between what is seen and what is felt, like a piece of music.

Pam Franklin

Resonating with historical references and details Pam Franklin’s paintings use tiny fragments which are then blown up into a new abstract and literal language.


Dressmaker, textile and mixed media artist Lisa Hughes works largely with antique, vintage and or reclaimed fabrics, using found objects and her son’s imagination.

Rosemary Atkins Seedhead

The CNArts Group Show exhibition runs from today until November 29. Go to https://www.darleandthebear.co.uk for more information

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