Jim Robinson’s art biography

Art biography

I am a self taught Oxfordshire artist and photographer who has been painting and drawing from an early age and taking photographs for over three decades. I work in a studio at home in a village just outside Oxford and work to commission  in mixed media, acrylic and oils. I am a member of West Ox Arts and Oxford Art Society. Most recently I have been involved with community arts projects and workshops with South Oxford Community Association (SOCA). I have undertaken photographic commissions and exhibited locally as well as in Bristol at the RWA, at Little Buckland Gallery as part of Broadway Art Festival and The Strand Gallery in London with Greenfingers Charity. I exhibit regularly as part of Oxfordshire Artweeks.

Drawing forms that basis of my work. Life drawing and sketching outdoors often in my local village allotments is the best way of developing my practice in terms of composition and style. I believe art should be functional and exist in a lived environment so that it brings something special to daily life on a regular basis.

Church Meadow acrylic on canvas 18″ x 8″

Workshops and exhibitions

Drawing and Composition workshop at SOCA Lake Street Oxford Tuesday 10th July 2-4pm

Layering and Texturing with Sgraffito New Brewery Art Centre Cirencester Saturday 21st July 2018 10am-4pm. See: https://www.craftcourses.com/courses/layering-and-texturing-with-sgraffito

Artweeks Christmas exhibition Chalgrove Sat 17-Sun 18 November 11-5.


I will be Photographer in Residence at the Oxford Festival of the Arts from 23rd June to 7th July 2018

The Big Draw at SOCA, Lake Street OX1 4RP on Saturday 27th October 2018


My work is in private collections worldwide. I use two well established framers and a packaging service that is used by professional artists delivering work safely door to door.

To commission a piece of artwork see the A Commission page for further details and get in touch at: robinson.916@btinternet.com

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