Welcome to LiterArties, a group of Oxfordshire writer-artists, all published authors and exhibiting artists. Some are professional artists, others are amateurs with varying degrees of training, and all of us are passionate, inspired and visionary about capturing our creativity.
Maeve Bayton is a 'colourist'. Her artwork is bold and vibrant, and she tends to work with simplified areas of flat colour. She has been influenced by the 1930s/1940s pared down graphic design and heightened use of colour on plates, book covers and railway posters.
Kay Jamieson, originally from rural New Zealand, has painted for most of her life and loves the 'great outdoors'. Although she enjoys painting landscapes and still life, Kay has always had a preference for drawing and painting people, particularly portraits.
Karen L French
Karen L French is passionate about the patterns in life and their esoteric symbolism, particularly sacred geometry and colours. She enjoys creating abstract, expressionist artworks that are intended to have interesting effects on viewers because of their underlying meanings.
Alan Kestner is influenced by naïf painters, such as Douanier Rousseau. Like them he uses simple and expressive figures against brightly coloured backgrounds. However, Alan's art is often subverted by more troubling themes, rather than being playful.
Rosie Phipps is inspired by a philosophical interest in the temporal, the spiritual and sensual. Her paintings reflect the secular and the spiritual; the archetypal structure of psyche and the images it provides as we move through life, its seasons and its celebrations.
Dennis Hamley's career spans over fifty years, during which time he has written over eighty books, some for schools and teachers, but mainly for children and young adults. Dennis now teaches, writes, edits, and publishes out-of-print books as e-books under Joslin Books.
Kamal Lathar is originally from India and the land, its spices, its colours and vibrancy of life are all evident in the way he paints, without fear or boundaries. His images weave a story, something deep inside his soul. Kamal considers art to be a very personal, emotive journey.
Ann Warren has travelled all her life, absorbing interest and colour from her surroundings in Finland, India and Papua New Guinea. She is inspired by light and the incredible beauty of nature, so the colours Ann uses have to be bright and strong.