Art History Has Major Fun

A post from Isabel Bird, teacher of the Art History course.

Today, the Art History Major visited the studio of Oxford-based artist Miranda Creswell. A secret garden path led us to Miranda’s beautifully sunlit studio in the north Oxford suburb of Jericho.

In the studio, Miranda shared her current work, which takes inspiration from the local landscape, found objects, and archaeology. We discussed her working methods and her route towards becoming an artist, and Miranda shared her advice on how to cultivate creativity — make a drawing every day!

We also had the good luck to get a sneak peek of Miranda’s recently finished portrait of Oxford Regius Professor of Modern History Lyndal Roper. The portrait will go on view at the University this autumn as part of the new “Diversifying Portraiture” initiative.