Mrs Fox-Bloor said, “Music is a huge passion of mine and so it has been a privilege to be involved in the Where Were You? exhibition. It is quite incredible to think that my artworks are being displayed alongside such iconic memorabilia as Sir Paul McCartney’s Epiphone Casino, Noel Gallagher’s Gibson Les Paul Custom Silver Sparkle as well as the iconic motorbike from Oasis’s Be Here Now album cover.
Originally, I was commissioned to produce eight artworks of Britpop musicians by exhibition organiser, Chris Bloor (for the record, no relation!) but I finally produced 15 portraits as more musicians got involved in loaning their memorabilia. I really enjoyed the challenge of drawing these famous faces and am very proud of the final results. There is talk of the exhibition moving on to other venues in the UK which is very exciting but for now, I am delighted that it is proving such a success at the Light House.”
Mrs Fox-Bloor studied Photography at the Swansea Institute and lectured there for two years before joining Downe House as Teacher of Photography in 2011. The exhibition runs until 29 October and features Oasis, The Verve, Ocean Colour Scene, Paul Weller, Johnny Marr, Sir Paul McCartney and Coldplay – some of the most significant bands and artists to emerge from the UK over the past 50 years.
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