Artist of the month

Faringdon Inofrmation Centre is very pleased to welcome Shelagh Baxter as July’s artist of the Month. Shelagh discovered a love of drawing and painting later in life having trained originally in botany. She was a biology teacher for many years, later re-training in psychotherapy and she works currently with young people and adults.

Drawing and painting as a hobby has developed into a passion for soft pastels and oils. Shelagh feels most inspired by the many effects of light and paints a variety of subjects: landscapes of places visited, still life and portraits of family members, a few horses and some well-loved cats!

She is a member of Faringdon and Wantage art societies, organising the coach trips for FAS to art exhibitions in London and elsewhere. She also enjoys running pastel workshops. Visit the Information Centre in the Pump House during May to see Shelagh’s work, open 9 am to 4 pm Monday to Friday and 9:30 am to 1 pm on Saturdays.

If you would like to exhibit your work please contact the Information Centre on 01367 240281 or email