Set out below are images of some of the paintings that were shown at the North Wall Arts Centre.. Others are previews of the current exhibition of new works called:-

Ancient and Natural Spaces:

A Personal Journey

An exhibition of recent paintings


Wolfson College, Linton Road, Oxford, OX2 6UD

From 8 October to 9 December 2023  

This new exhibition continues to explore the importance of 'place' in my 'grounded' abstracts and comprises works mainly from late 2022-2023. It is a celebration of particular spaces that mean a lot to me and which I have visited after the lockdowns were abandoned; 

Many of the paintings reflect my emotional responses to being in the countryside of Provence and the ancient city of Jerusalem. The jolt at seeing the most magnificent historic buildings, unchanging souks, and time-worn housing with the latest satellite dishes is indelibly painted in my mind. The demonstrative reaction can be viewed in the Bougainville series.

Provence is a place that has deep resonance for me, not just because it had an important position in our family life, but it has a very sensual landscape. Paintings such as the Cevenoles series, reflect the the changing views of the hills at different times and in different weather. The landscape offered fantastic opportunites to enhance my palette and move it from darker colours to playful bright tones. 

Most of the works in this exhibition have been painted over the last two years. You can see some of the works below.


I'm now looking forward to seeing you at a new exhibition at Wolfson College from 8 October  to 8 December 2023



Jon Rowland Art