Mick Oxley

Based in Craster, Northumberland, location is fundamental to Mick Oxley's work. He is a keen observer and recorder of the rhythms and moods of the sea and shore.

His work consists of two main types. Firstly, watercolour and acrylic seascapes which are a response to the changing weather, the scudding clouds and the roll of the sea. This work is influenced by, among others, Turner and Len Tabner who is a great observer of the North Sea.

Secondly, the more textural works take their inspiration from the shoreline adjoining his home, the rock pools left stranded by the ebb tide. This has become a medium for experiment, using acrylic ink and watercolour on top of a gesso base. Repeatedly seen forms and motion transcribed into texture, the interplay of colour, fleeting light with flora, water and light; all fascinate the artist.

"The seascape and landscape of my home county inspire in me a feeling of the restorative, health-giving power of nature. An ethos I feel very pertinent to the world at present."

Mick Oxley's work can be viewed at many leading galleries in England and Scotland. Last year, his paintings were exhibited at The Affordable Art Fair in London. To find out more about the artist log on to his web site www.mickoxley.com. As well as having an extensive gallery of originals and prints, it also features an e-newsletter which includes exclusive offers for subscribers.

Visitors are always welcome at the Mick Oxley Gallery. Please ring first.

The Joiners Shop, 17 Haven Hill, Craster, Northumberland NE66 3TR
Tel: 01665 571082
Email: info@mickoxley.com