What's on Show
Portraits: Paintings & Prints
Small & Large Gallery: 1st March - 10th April 2017
Boiler Room: 7th March - 17th April 2017
Mark Haddon is an internationally respected novelist. He is best known for The Curious Incident of the Dog in Night-Time (2003), written and illustrated by Haddon is has sold nearly three million copies in the UK alone. Since launching the award-winning book it is now featured in exam syllabuses across the UK, and has been adapted for a stage production, which has been seen by an audience totalling over one million.
Haddon has always been fascinated by making pictures of people and writing alike. He believes that his life has come full circle and admits that it's portraits which fascinate him more than anything else; partly because he is fascinated by people more than anything else; partly because portraits are so difficult; and parly because, when you really capture someone, something mysterious happens.
His joint exhibition reveals portraits of alongside artists, academics, family members and friends. His exhibition promises to reveal and celebrate his artistic talent!
Portraits: Oil Paintings
Restaurant Gallery: 28th February - 9th April 2017
Tom Croft is an Oxford based painter. Croft has over twenty years experience as a professional artist and illustrator. His talent was recognised from a young age, as he was offered an art scholarship at St. Edwards, Oxford, before spending three years training under artist and illustrator, Roger Barcilon.
Croft has built up his reputation by painting public figures such as footballers, musicians and Bishop Libby Lane. Croft stands up to paint as his rebellious brushstrokes, made with flats and filberts, reject the photorealism process that he once practiced. His exhibition will reveal a collection of bold oil portraits.