New landscape paintings: Claire Oxley


Claire Oxley's work is distinctive by its colour intensity and rhythmic mark making. Taking inspiration from her surrounding landscape, her starting point is often the passing seasons and wide, changing skies of her East Anglian home. 'I paint paintings that chart and describe the rhythms, seasons, skies, seas and fields and foliage of East Anglia; landscapes of energy and flux. These are works that are felt and heard and much as seen, stirring memories and experiences from these vast counties. Unexpected colour combinations are intended to inspire, and bring energy to interior spaces.'

A synaesthete (which, in Claire's case, means that colour and sound are 'felt' interchangeably) she uses environment, music and seasonal rhythms as a starting point for many pieces. Following a vibrant tradition of Modernist painters such as Mattise, Van Gogh, Klee, Gilman (a distant relative), Diebenkorn, Nash and Ravillious, shifting hues and patterns are at the heart of her works. 


Claire lives in Norwich, Norfolk, and studied at the Norwich School of Art, and the Universities of Lancaster and Oxford. She regularly exhibits in Norfolk and Suffolk, London, and Oxford.


See Claire's new collection in our lower gallery.