June 8, 2019 @ 9:30 am – June 19, 2019 @ 5:30 pm
Daniel Wilson
07950 441448

This Bucks Art Weeks exhibition brings together 4 artists who all work ‘en plein air’ or ‘in the outdoors’, as it were, and proudly celebrates South Bucks and especially the High Wycombe area.

*Opening Day* Saturday 8th June will see Lorna appearing in person for as long as her health allows.

There will be a live band playing jazz in the afternoon with drinkies. Do come!

 Lorna Cassidy

‘View from Bellfield’ Watercolour and pencil on artboard, 1990


At 86 years young, Lorna has a lifetime of prints, etchings, drawings and watercolours. She studied at Wycombe Art School in the early 1950’s (the building behind St.John the Baptist ruin near The Rye), helped set up Wycombe Arts Festival. Her work is on display and held in collections by Bucks County Museum and Wycombe Museum, where her portrait also hangs.

Lorna has taken part in almost all Open Studios/Art Weeks since inception!

For this show, we have helped Lorna select some of her favourite images from the last 60 odd years, showing the transforming townscapes and changing buildings around her.

‘The High Street’, aquatint etching, 1979

Lorna at home with Mr Eric Knowles (from BBC 1’s ‘Antiques Roadshow’)

Jan Gaska

The second artist documenting his surroundings with prolific skill is Jan Gaska. Living in Lane End with his creative family, Jan (say ‘Yan’) studied Fine Art painting in Surrey in the 90’s, was the Print Technician at Bracknell Arts Centre in the noughties and has worked at BNU more recently. A vociferous oil painter, he takes on classical and traditional portraiture and landscapes, with the contemporary twist that lies in the choice of viewpoint and subject.

‘View from The Swan car park’, oil on canvas, 2017

visit Jan’s website

visit Jan’s studio as part of Bucks Art Weeks

Richard Grinter

Impasto Oil painter Richard has spent time living in Bath and Brighton then Internationally before returning to his home town of Marlow. His painterly style rejects his old graphic designer work, and frees him up to concentrate on mood and the emotion in a scene. For Richard, it’s what a scene feels like, rather than looks like.

‘The Two Brewers, Marlow’ 2018


Marlow Suspension Bridge, oil on canvas, 2018

Visit Richard’s website

visit Richard’s studio as part of Bucks Art Weeks

Daniel Wilson

Dan is artist-in-residence at the arts centre and is an avid sketchbook keeper, doing a page a day for over 20 years. Yes, he has a lot of sketchbooks. Sometimes there are doodles while having a coffee or at local events, so for this show, see exclusively into the secret Decreate sketchbook collection.

‘View from Maccers’, pencil 2019

‘from Costa’, brush pen 2018

‘Castle St, from the Front Room’, pencil 2019