Established artists Claire Burke and Jo Hanrahan from Beaconsfield, will be returning to The Old Fire Station Gallery in November to display and sell their stunning artwork. The exhibition will be open from Friday 18 November until Tuesday 29 November (11am-6pm daily).
On Friday evenings, the gallery will be open until 9pm with wine and cheese available for visitors. Both artists will be displaying new collections of original art (framed and unframed) including significant statement pieces alongside Fine Art Giclée prints and cards. Art lovers will have the opportunity to win a piece of original artwork by one or both artists, who again are running a Charity Prize Draw. This year’s draw raises funds for the Oxfordshire charity, ‘Fight Bladder Cancer’.
Jo and Claire both work from their Beaconsfield studios and are well-known, respected artists. Both have been selling their work commercially for over 10 years through interior design shops, open studios, art fairs and via their websites.
Their artistic styles are very different. Claire produces striking abstracts often capturing a mood of calm tranquillity evoked using a subtle colour palette or one of confident spontaneity conveyed through expressive sweeping mark-making and embracing the characteristics of using acrylic paint in different ways. Jo is a representative painter who draws influence from her environment both natural and industrial (and sometimes where the two meet). She produces atmospheric seascapes and woodland landscapes inspired by her time spent by the Dorset coast and local walks. She draws the viewers eye to the beauty in what may not conventionally be seen as beautiful with her industrial scenes.
Claire and Jo are excited to be bringing their work to Henley and to be able to use their creative talent to support another Oxfordshire-based charity. Last year they raised over £500 for the brain injury charity, Headway Thames Valley, and this year the pair will run a Prize Draw supporting ‘Fight Bladder Cancer’.
Jo said, “We really enjoyed exhibiting our work at The Old Fire Station Gallery together in August 2021 and are looking forward to returning this November with new work – we love talking to interested people about our art and Henley has a great artistic community too. The Gallery is a perfect venue, having lots of natural light, whitewashed walls and professional hanging system and it’s a building with significant historic interest. It’s also a pleasure to be able to raise some funds for ‘Fight Bladder Cancer’ through the exhibition. This charity, founded and run by bladder cancer survivors and their families, carry out vital work, supporting anyone affected by bladder cancer. Please visit us 18 November until 29 November, and support the charity by buying a ticket to win an original artwork.”