Jilly Oxlade-Arnott

Jilly Oxlade-Arnott — Painter

I am a watercolour and pop art artist specialising in architecture. I have a unique style of using watercolour to emphasize the subject whilst detailing the surround in fine line mono ink. Combining ink with a bold colour palette of watercolour draws the eye to the primary subject. I love to use vibrant mount colours to enhance the artwork and their individual colour palette.

I have created a body of work with collections that include Birmingham and The West Midlands, Cheltenham and Gloucestershire, Croome Court, Eastnor Castle, Ludlow and Shropshire, National Trust, Worcester/Malvern and Worcestershire, and an International World Wide collection. I have just started a new Pershore Collection with the Warhorse, Abbey and the Cemetery. Despite the duration each work takes to complete, I am quite prolific with new works and commissions being added all the time.

I currently have a solo exhibition, ‘Acorn to Oak’ at National Trust Croome, celebrating 125 years of the National Trust. This is my second solo exhibition at Croome and I love being an ‘artist-in-situ’ where I can be found painting in the library several times a month. I really enjoy the personal interaction with visitors and members, hopefully this will increase as restrictions ease. I have been featured by Liberty’s of London in their quarterly books and have many more exhibitions throughout the year.

Since moving from Worcester City Center to Pershore, just prior to lockdown last March, my husband Chris and I have set up my Studio (for private views, commission consultations, house my original works and for teaching art classes and private tuition). Secondly we have recently opened ‘The Gallery’ in Pershore High Street where together with my own work I show guest artists 2D and 3D work across all mediums. I’m kept busy with the Gallery, private commissions, book illustrations, events and soon to start teaching art classes in the Studio. I consider myself extremely fortunate to do a job I love, which is unbelievably rewarding and never fails to surprise me.