Mon, 25 Apr|
Celebrating ten years of cycling art - Maxine Dodd
Time & Location
25 Apr, 09:00 – 28 Apr, 17:00
Oundle, 4b New St, Oundle, Peterborough PE8 4ED, UK
About The Event
This year, Leicestershire artist, Maxine Dodd celebrates ten years of drawing and painting the sport of cycling and her favourite road race, the Tour de France. In April, Maxine will show a selection of pictures inspired by the Tour at the Canon Gallery in Oundle.
Maxine started this body of work in the summer of 2012, when, as a fan of the race, she began drawing and painting the live action as it unfolded every day. She launched her website ‘Racing Lines’ to publish these images for fans and collectors of her art.
Maxine’s images are colourful and expressive, capturing the movement and drama of the sport, along with the flags, banners and crowds that line the route along the way.
Over the years, she has developed her style and widened her theme to include cycling from UK, Spain and Mallorca, rugby, football, along with scenes from her garden and daily life – all portrayed with the same expression, colour and vibrancy. Every July though, her focus returns to the Tour de France which has been a constant inspiration.
Maxine uses pen and ink with watercolour, along with pastel, gouache and acrylic to create her pictures, evoking the exuberant styles of her favourite French artists, Matisse and Dufy.
All the paintings are available to buy and Maxine will be at the gallery every day to meet people and talk about her work. She will bring her sketchbooks to illustrate how her paintings are made.
The Canon Gallery is a great venue for this celebratory show, as Oundle is a favourite pit-stop for many cyclists and cycle groups locally - If you’re riding out that way, why not stop off and call in?