Thanks to everyone who submitted art to our lockdown gallery! Click on the squares below to view each artwork.
“These are taken on the time of my self isolation which reflects the feel of imprisonment sometimes.”
“I do photography as a hobby to get out of the house and keep myself creating during these lockdown periods. The main submission is the picture of the lady with the umbrella, which was shot during dusk on a rainy day, and the others are just a couple of additional favourites.”
The art work is called Bright and I made it this year 2020.
Just like moons and like suns,
With the certainty of tides,
Just like hopes springing high,
Still I’ll rise.
- Maya Angelou
I’ve been doing online life drawing over Zoom for the last few months. This drawing is from Monday night. The model captured the sense of isolation pretty well (not sure if deliberately).
You can find Evan on instagram at @evandrawingthings
I am excited to share an oil painting that I completed while under quarantine in Toronto, Canada. I chose to embark on my Master of Education this year and have been studying at Brookes this semester via distance learning.
I enjoy painting dog portraits for their loving owners because these paintings bring them so much joy. I painted this piece for my father who is the very proud owner of a Giant Schnauzer named Joey. Revealing this painting lit up my father’s face with a glowing smile during these dark days.
Painting of a Zoom call and my #GettyMuseumChallenge remaking of a David Hockney image.
“I took a really nice picture walking down the Kings Mews trail from Clive Booth Postgraduate Centre last week that I thought I’d send you.”
Laura also sent us this lovely image of some spooky Halloween cookies.
I have started to paint unique and interesting home fronts around Oxford that I passed during my walks. Found this as a very healing activity to be honest, and I ended up producing a piece each week. It was also nice to have something to look forward to, aside from uni work, to fill up my time.
In fact, I see myself moving forward from the ‘home fronts’ series after the lockdown and painting other series around oxford such as ‘store fronts’ ‘bar & pubs fronts’ and maybe finally oxford universities. At least, I hope to :)
My medium is watercolour on 300gsm A4 watercolour paper.
Nur Arisyah is studying for their Master in Applied Design in Architecture at Brookes.
I’ve spent the past few weeks completing a biro pen piece of a tiger swimming through water alongside my psychology degree to help keep my mind occupied.
‘Light at the end of the Lockdown Tunnel ‘- Broomfield, Somerset 26th September 2020
Rainbow on the Downs above Blewbury, South Oxfordshire on 25th October
Sunset over the River Thames at Culham -13th October 2020
‘Roots’ - Enmore, Somerset 26th September 2020
‘Topical Ales for 2020?’ - Abingdon 10th April 2020.
Here’s my contribution to the NHS Portraits for Heroes during the lockdown. An occupational therapist who also studied at Oxford Brookes!
She has worked tirelessly throughout lockdown and is a real inspiration!