Forthcoming Exhibition    


11 - 23 June 2018

Gallery 8
8 Duke Street
St James's

Tel: 01608 737 252

Our Oxfordshire studio is open by arrangement, please contact us for more details.


Trotter’s latest work shows her at the height of her powers. She is an artist rooted in the tradition of modern Post-Impressionist painting but her deeply felt, poetic response to her native landscape brings a strong and totally individual vision to her subjects. She is a superlative painter in the truest sense of the word. ‘I absolutely love putting paint on’, she declares, ‘I love paint, the smell of paint and its texture.’ In the end, her art is about the stuff of painting, and it is in the visceral essence of the material itself that she has always found herself and the reason why her paintings speak so vividly to us. 

Anne Dumas, Feb 2016, curator at the Royal Academy. Including current blockbuster show "Painting the modern garden".

Josephine Trotter's paintings may look direct and simple in the statement, but they are underpinned by disciplines long studied and hard won - disciplines of close observation, organisation and technical address, of light, space and form.

William Packer, art critic for the Financial Times since 1974.

Trotter is an artist who has a powerful feeling for the material she uses: oil paint, in all its glorious physicality.  She says "I get so excited about paint, its quality & application. Also, I feel privileged to have trained at a time when drawing was the crux & bones of art education & very hard work. The thing is, I really love painting." That is abundantly evident from her exuberant work.

Martin Gayford, art critic for the Daily Telegraph and author of The Yellow House & The Man in the Blue Scarf


Oil on canvas

20" x 24"

Cabbages painting by Josephine Trotter

Pen y Bryn,
North Wales

Oil on canvas
30" x 40"

Pen y Bryn North Wales painting by Josephine Trotter

Hotel Tresanton,
St Mawes

Oil on canvas
30" x 24"

Hotel Tresanton St Mawes painting by Josephine Trotter
Taj Mahal
16" x 12"
Taj Mahal painting by Josephine Trotter
Oil on canvas
32" x 24"

Ilfracombe painting by Josephine Trotter
Red Barn, Brecon
Oil on canvas
18" x 24"

Red Barn Brecon painting by Josephine Trotter
St Mawes from Place
Oil on canvas
24" x 32"

St Mawes from Place painting by Josephine Trotter
Nethercot, Brampton, Devon
Oil on canvas
20" x 24"

Nethercot Brampton Devon painting by Josephine Trotter
St Martins Church, Cwmyoy
Oil on canvas
20" x 24"

St Martins Church Cwmyoy painting by Josephine Trotter
Putsbrough Beach, North Devon
Oil on canvas
20" x 24"

Putsbrough Beach North Devon painting by Josephine Trotter
Yorkshire Wolds
Oil on canvas
30" x 44"

Yorkshire Wolds painting by Josephine Trotter
River Teme, Shropshire
Oil on canvas
24" x 30"

River Teme Shropshire painting by Josephine Trotter

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