Author Archives: Sarah Dearling

Robert Strange, OAS – Pastel Society Annual Exhibition 2018

Robert Strange is currently showing two of his fabulous, colourful drawings at the Mall Galleries, London, as part of the The Pastel Society Annual Exhibition 2018.  This is the second year that Robert’s work has been selected for the show, … Continue reading

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OAS artists work selected for RBA Annual Exhibition

Great news!  Our chair, Lucy Stopford, and OAS member, Ben Hope, have both had work selected from over 1,500 entries to appear alongside paintings by some of Britain’s leading artists.  The Royal Society of British Artists Annual Exhibition will be … Continue reading

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Jenny Fay, OAS – featured in TW, St John’s College’s magazine

TW, St John’s College’s annual Magazine, features an article which documents a collaboration between OAS artist Jenny Fay and poet Ian House. As Jenny captured Ian’s character on canvas, he put the sitter’s experience into poetry.  Click the link below to read … Continue reading

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Ben Hope ROI Show Prizewinner

Great news from Royal Institute of Oil Painters Annual Exhibition, Oxford Art Society painter, Ben Hope, has won the Winsor and Newton best non-member painting for his picture ‘Bathurst Firewood’. The exhibition runs until 10th December.  See the ROI website for further … Continue reading

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Alan Kidd, OAS and new gallery in Tring

It’s always great to hear that a new art venue is opening so we’re very excited to hear that The Black Gallery is opening in Tring.  As a double bonus, Alan Kidd, OAS, will be taking part in the opening … Continue reading

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Barbara Gorayska, OAS – Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts

It’s with great pleasure that we can announce that OAS member, Barbara Gorayska, has been invited to become a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.  This is a great honour for Barbara and a recognition of the depth and … Continue reading

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Oxford Art Society Open Exhibition 2017

Art lovers, young and old, converged on The Cloister Gallery at St John the Evangelist Church last Friday, to enjoy the official opening of the Oxford Art Society Open exhibition 2017. Our gratitude goes to Paul Hobson, Director of Modern … Continue reading

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Lucy Stopford, OAS Chair – work selected for BP Portrait Awards

Our Chairwoman and portrait artist, Lucy Stopford, has had one of her stunning oil portraits selected for this years BP Portrait Awards.  The portrait is of Lucy’s friend, Dr Tim Moreton, who worked as a Registrar at the National Portrait … Continue reading

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OAS says farewell to outgoing Chairman Peter Farley

At the recent 124th Oxford Art Society AGM Peter Farley stepped down as our Chairman.  His excellent care, inclusive style, friendly manner and careful direction will be much missed by members of the Oxford Art Society and wider arts community. … Continue reading

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OAS Members exhibition 2017

The members exhibition this year was opened by Professor Christopher Brown, CBE, now Director Emeritus (of the Ashmolean). The private view at the Town Hall in Oxford was a great success and as you can see from the photo below we … Continue reading

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