An artist and former British rower has been celebrating Oxfordshire Artweeks 2024 by teaming up with a law firm in support of a homelessness charity.

Oxfordshire-based Hedges Law has been taking part in this year's Oxfordshire Artweeks in aid of Homeless Oxfordshire.

The event, which takes place from May 11 to 19, is the UK's oldest and largest arts event.

For the duration of Artweeks, Hedges Law's Summertown office has been hosting an exhibition featuring pieces from artists, including official Olympic artist Annabel Eyres, and Lucy Hutchison.

Oxford Mail: Annabel Eyres (left) and Lucy Hutchison (right) at Hedges Law, SummertownAnnabel Eyres (left) and Lucy Hutchison (right) at Hedges Law, Summertown (Image: Hedges Law)

Ms Eyres' career includes participating in the 1992 Summer Olympics and winning the 1990 National Championships as a part of a coxless pairs.

A graduate of the Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art at the University of Oxford, she is among six artists chosen for the Olympian Artists programme which promotes the creative inputs of Olympians and Paralympians.

Lucy Hutchison, another Oxfordshire-based artist, is a graduate of the Harrow Art School and Central Saint Martins.

Oxford Mail: Lucy Hutchison (left) and Annabel Eyres at Hedges Law, SummertownLucy Hutchison (left) and Annabel Eyres at Hedges Law, Summertown (Image: Hedges Law)

Her work is often inspired by Great Britain's coastlines and landscapes and she is known for her background in illustration and her love of colour.

Proceeds from the sale of Ms Eyres and Ms Hutchison's artwork during Artweeks will be dedicated towards Hedges' chosen charity for the year, Homeless Oxfordshire.

The charity offers a range of specialist support services and can accommodate about 170 individuals in need around Oxford, Cherwell, and the Vale of White Horse.

Nicola Poole, managing director at Hedges Law, said: "We're thrilled to be teaming up with Lucy and Annabel this year in celebration of Oxfordshire Artweeks and in support of our charity of the year, Homeless Oxfordshire.

Oxford Mail: Nicola Poole, managing director at Hedges LawNicola Poole, managing director at Hedges Law (Image: Hedges Law)

"The charity and its amazing team undertake some incredibly challenging work, supporting those in their time of need by offering a safe and comfortable place to stay, as well as a huge range of other support services that can help get them back on their feet.

"Artweeks provides a fantastic opportunity for those living and working in the county to showcase their brilliance."

Ms Eyres added: "Oxfordshire Artweeks is a fantastic stage for local artists, such as myself and Lucy, to share our passion, while hopefully inspiring others in the local community, young and old, to pick up a pencil, paint brush and to explore all the other mediums art has to offer.

“2024 is a truly exciting year for me personally, being a part of the Olympic artist programme as the games in Paris get closer.

"Supporting Hedges in raising awareness for their charity of the year is the icing on the cake.”