Muse in the Garden


Jenny Blyth Fine Art and the University of Oxford Botanic Garden presents:

Muse in the Garden

Chloe Fremantle observes a year at the Oxford Botanic Garden

15th March to 12th May

For the past year Chloe Fremantle, contemporary artist, has been observing the Oxford Botanic Gardens. Her paintings inhabit ambivalence, 'visual haikus', suspended between abstraction and figuration. Capturing the essence of the seasons as freshly dug earth transforms to summer flower-filled borders, seedpods, petals, leaves, stems and bark are captured in all their glorious colour and myriad patterns. She combines her depiction of flora with an element of topography to reflect the layout of the gardens, and a backcloth of distinctive sandstone walls. Essentially, Chloe has been exploring flora for thirty years, celebrating nature and the miracle of its unending beauty.

The gallery is open daily during normal Botanic Garden opening hours.


Associated special events:

Guided Walk with Chloe

Thursday 25th April and Thursday 2nd May 6.30pm

Chloe will lead a special walk around the Botanic Garden inviting you to share the moments of inspiration that led to the development of her stunning Muse in the Garden exhibition

Tickets cost £15 and are available to purchase online.

Art workshop with Chloe

Saturday 4th May 10am to 4pm

Chloe will lead a creative painting workshop, sharing with you her techniques and the inspiration for her work

Tickets cost £60 and are available to purchase online.