Our lovely village seems to really capture the imagination of artists who visit it.
Here some examples of artworks that have been inspired by Eastleach.
Artist information: Norman Ackroyd. Born in Leeds 1938, Norman Ackroyd is a British draughtsman and printmaker best known for his etchings and his work with aquatint. Having studied at Leeds College of Art and the Royal College of Art in the early 1960s under the tutelage of famed British artist Julian Trevelyan, Ackroyd moved to the United States where he would live for several years. Ackroyd came to recognition through his work as a landscape artist, predominantly produced as etchings. He was extremely proficient in the medium, being appointed as the Professor of Etching at the University of Arts. He was also elected as a Royal Academician in 1988 and as Senior Fellow of the Royal College of Art, as well as being made CBE for services to Engraving and Printing.
Artist information; John Egerton Christmas Piper CH (13 December 1903 – 28 June 1992) was an English painter, printmaker and designer of stained-glass windows and theatre sets. His work often focused on the British landscape, especially churches and monuments, and included tapestry designs, book jackets, screen-prints, photography, fabrics and ceramics. He was educated at Epsom College and trained at the Richmond School of Art followed by the Royal College of Art in London. He turned from abstraction early in his career, concentrating on a more naturalistic but distinctive approach. He was an official war artist in World War II. Piper collaborated with many others, including the poets John Betjeman and Geoffrey Grigson on the Shell Guides, and with the potter Geoffrey Eastop and the artist Ben Nicholson. In his later years he produced many limited-edition prints.
Artist information: Catherine J. Pier B.Sc. FRSA
Catherine is a well known artist. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, an Honorary member of Faringdon Artists, a member of Marlborough Artists, Highworth Artists, the Guild of Wiltshire Artists and has been Chairperson of Purton Artists for many years. She has been painting professionally for 28 years during which time she has supplied galleries and held very successful one-man exhibitions
Catherine is self-taught and paints in pastel, acrylic, watercolour and oil, although pastel on sandpaper is her preferred medium (information on pastels). The Cotswolds and the Wiltshire countryside with their rolling hills, gentle valleys, stone villages and dreamy rivers, inspire her. She has a natural talent for conveying her love of nature in wonderful pastel paintings, which leaves the viewer with those feelings they wish they could hold forever when in an idyllic setting.
– See more at: http://www.catherinepier.com
Artist information: Martin Williamson – ” I paint the countryside, buildings – anything connected with our landscape and heritage, work featured in numerous magazines and the national press.” www.cobbybrook.co.uk
Artist information : Ian McKendrick, Artist | Professional | Traditional Art – United Kingdom
“I’m a semi-professional watercolour and pencil artist, passionate about drawing and painting the world around me and sharing my experience with others through social media. Please visit my blog to see more of my art and how I create it” watercolourjourney.com