Maeve Bayton is a landscape painter and animal artist, based in Oxfordshire, UK. Maeve's landscape paintings of the Oxfordshire countryside and the Cotswolds are full of vibrant colours. Maeve also produces lino-cut prints and collages.
I landscape paintings and animal art.
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, immersing myself in the rural environment with my sketchbook and camera, then coming back to the studio to respond to my experiences in a variety of media. I am interested in 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) and also collage.
I would describe myself as a colourist, 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.
I am a Member of Oxford Arts Society
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 , St John Evangelist Church, Iffley Road, Oxford, September 2016
Oxford Arts Society Members’ Exhibition, Oxford Town Hall, February 2017
Oxford Arts Society Members’ Exhibition, Radley College Abingdon, February 2018