Monthly Archives: January 2017


Today, 24 January, the sun was shining and lit up the room and the model. What a treat! And, see the concentration on our faces! I am still looking for new models, so if anyone is happy to sit still for 2 hours – you can read a book – […]

Portrait Sketching


Biography I started out as an art historian, with a specialism in 20th century art and design, and I have had a dual career in art and education. Having worked with resident artists in schools, I was inspired to join the Part-time Foundation Course at Banbury, and I enjoyed every […]

Anna Gillespie


We had the first of a series of portrait sketching sessions last Tuesday. This year, we are in the Larcum Kendel Room. There were 10 of us and there was a lot of concentration. We are extremely grateful for our model, and would welcome volunteers to sit for us for […]

Portrait Painting/Sketching



Rachel enjoyed art and graphic design when at school and college. Having produced nothing in the intervening years, she has rediscovered the joy of creativity with the guidance of Gloria Bint’s Charlbury Art Group. Her current preference is for oil on canvas to portray landscapes. Contact

Rachel Gallagher