Josie Clouting: building an art community

Episode 3,   Nov 06, 2023, 06:42 PM

Sally and Carole chat with an incredible Oxfordshire artist: Josie Clouting. The focus? How can new artists break into their local art scene? Find out on this episode of Art Musings.

And THANK YOU for being here. Means the world. ❤️

"I'm Josie Clouting. I am a landscape artist inspired by wild and ancient places. My paintings are expressive and intuitive, and respond to the light, atmosphere and topography of the natural world.
"I take great joy in the variety of colours and textures in the landscape and try to bring this variety of mark making into my paintings. I love drawing and painting outside, and being able to react to the landscape, playing with loose, immediate brush marks.
"I graduated with a degree in Fine Art from Norwich University of the Arts in 2012. I’m now based in Cholsey, South Oxfordshire, and I am also an associate member of Ayres House Studios in Wallingford.
"Previous shows include ‘Moving Landscape’ an exhibition and residency at Ayres House Studios 2023, ‘Royal Watercolour Society Open’ Bankside Gallery (Winner; Cotswolds Mount Prize) 2023, ‘Royal Academy Summer Exhibition’ 2020, 'Holly Bush Emerging Woman Painter Prize' 2020 and the 'Sunday Times Watercolour Competition' 2019."

Instagram: @josiecltg
UPCOMING: Winter Exhibition 1-17 December (group exhibition at Ayres House Studios in Wallingford, more details will soon be up on the website

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About Sally Anne Stewart:
I'm a self-taught printmaker who lives and works in East Oxford. I became a full-time artist at the start of 2020, following nearly two decades in journalism and communications.
I work chiefly in linocut, creating unique, limited-edition prints. I'm inspired by nature, but also by the urban environment, and my work is printed by hand in my studio at the bottom of my garden. I enjoy the bold look of single-colour linocuts, but also the challenge and effect of multi-colour, multi-block prints, even if I end up with a fresh batch of grey hairs with each one I tackle!

About Carole Theriault
I'm a self-taught watercolour and ink artist based in Oxford, UK. Born in Canada, I moved to the UK in 1995 and settled in East Oxford in 2005. I’ve been painting watercolours since 2019, and play with inks occasionally. I am currently focused on honing my skills, strengthening my ties with Oxford’s art community, and getting on the socials (eeek!). I am also a professional podcaster, writing, hosting and producing Smashing Security, a lighter take on technological SNAFUs, and Sticky Pickles: what do you do now?