Maeve Bayton

Artist Oxford, UK

Brought up in a south London flat, my early life was urban. But my parents were ramblers and on regular long walks in the countryside they instilled in me a love of the natural world. These days I am happy to be living in the Oxfordshire countryside. Most days I immerse myself in my rural environment with my sketchbook and camera, coming back to the studio to respond to my experiences in a variety of media. I love colour, surface and texture. This has led me from my initial practice of drawing and painting (in acrylic and oil), into print-making (lino-cuts, collagraphs and dry-point etchings) and also collage.

I would describe myself as a colourist, my artwork is bold and vibrant and I tend to work with simplified areas of flat colour. I have been influenced by my parents’ aesthetic: the 1930s/1940s pared down graphic design and heightened use of colour on plates, book covers and railway posters.

In 2012 I achieved a distinction on a Foundation Course in Art & Design at Abingdon and Witney College and then completed a One-Year Post-Foundation Advanced Professional Development Course at Oxford Studios.

Member Oxford Arts Society

Recent Group Exhibitions:

Oxford Art Society Open Exhibition 2013,
Wolfson College Oxford, Bury-Knowle Art Group (February 2013)
Oxford Town Hall (May 2013)
Woodstock Museum and Art Gallery (September 2013)
St.Ives School of Painting (September 2013)
Oxford Art Society Open Exhibition 2013, Woodstock (September 2013)
The Abingdon Arms, Beckley (October 2013 – )
Oxford Art Society Open Exhibition 2014, St John Evangelist Church, Iffley Road, Oxford
Stanton-St-John Festival August 2014
Bartlemas Chapel, Oxford May 2015
Bury-Knowle Library, Oxford October 2016
Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford May 2016
Oxford Arts Society Open Exhibition 2016, St John Evangelist Church, Iffley Road, Oxford

I am also a singer-songwriter and have produced 2 CDs:

Maeve: Blues and Ballads (2004)
… 2nd May (2013)