This years Artweeks Exhibition is a collection of the types of paintings and drawings I like to create.
It is a rather eclectic mix as 2020 was an odd year for my creativity, which honestly came in peaks and troughs as events and challenges at home and around the world unfolded.
I added to my series of ponds and tunnel woods - inspired by the colour of birds - paintings. The tunnel woods now signify light at the end of the tunnel. Walking was another pastime of lockdown, and sighting a hare on one walk inspired me to pick up the charcoal. I also tried to capture some of the other wonderful, natural sights in the landscape, such as the opium poppies which grew in abundance in South Oxfordshire during the spring/summer months, and light through the trees in the beech woods.
This years body of work includes original paintings, drawings, prints and greetings cards. All can be purchased directly from me and there is more to see at my website www.jolillywhiteart.co.uk.
From 15-23rd May, I will be showing the work in Watlington this year, at:
St Edmund Campion R C Church
2 Watcombe Road
Thankyou for looking. I hope you enjoy what you see.
I am inspired by the natural landscape, animals and birds. I also love scenes with strong lines and perspective. I observe the world in terms of how to represent it in an interesting way, using varied marks and brushstrokes. My striking, bright paintings are a more colourful interpretation of the South Oxfordshire landscape, local to my home.
I work mainly in acrylics and pastel, enjoying the variety of techniques that can be employed with each medium. In particular, I like to layer up thin layers of translucent paint to make interesting pictures with depth and combinations of colours. I do the same with pastels, liking definite marks and layers rather than a blended look.
I'm also a draughtsman at heart, as one of my art teachers once said(!) loving to pick up a pencil, or stick of charcoal and draw, and I've doing this all my life. I haven't attended art college, so I'm self-taught but love to attend workshops to learn new ways of working. My motto is 'stay curious'.
I sell my originals, prints and cards in local galleries and shops throughout the year and my studio in Woodcote is open to the public when Covid restrictions don’t apply. I happily take commissions for landscapes and pet portraits, many of which can also be viewed on my website.