ABOUT JESSAMY

Jessamy is UK-based illustrator and landscape artist, working in watercolour and gouache. She is interested in connecting drawing with poetry and 

literature, as well as using illustration to document her experience of a landscape. 

Her paintings express a sense of place through line, texture, and colour, drawing on the British countryside. From patterns of fields, trees, and hedgerows, to the unique rock formations along the coast and in the mountains. She hopes to engage the viewer with the landscape as she experiences it, basing much of her work on drawing and painting on location. 

 

Jessamy is the illustrator for two children's non-fiction books published by DK: 'Explorers' written by Nellie Huang and 'Inventors' written by Robert Winston.

She is also the founder of Griefscapes, an online space linking landscape and loss through illustration. If you'd like to read more about the Griefscapes project, click here.

DRAWING ON THE PEMBROKESHIRE COAST

 

PHOTO BY KATE JENKINS

 

UK STOCKISTS

Paintings available for sale at Seasons Green (Corfe Castle, Dorset), Grange Gallery (Wareham, Dorset), Folde (Shaftesbury, Dorset)

UPCOMING EXHIBITIONS

2021                 Open Studio, Purbeck Art Weeks, Dorset

2021                 Rollington Barn ExhibitionPurbeck Art Weeks, Dorset

RECENT EXHIBITIONS

2020                 Rollington Barn ExhibitionPurbeck Art Weeks, Dorset - (Cancelled due to Covid) 

2020                 Open Studio, Purbeck Art Weeks, Dorset - (Cancelled due to Covid) 

2020                 Miniature Masterpiece Exhibition, The Edition

 

2019                  Florals and Foliage Exhibition, The Edition​

2019                  The River and The Sea Exhibition, The Edition​

2019                  Rollington Barn Exhibition, Purbeck Art Weeks, Dorset

2019                  Open Studio, Purbeck Art Weeks, Dorset

2018                  Paintings for sale in Season's Green​, Corfe Castle, Dorset

2018                   Paintings for sale in Season's Green​, Corfe Castle, Dorset

2018                   Boilerhouse Gallery Christmas Market, Corfe Castle, Dorset

2018                   Makers of Lovely Things Christmas Market, Telferscot Primary School, Balham

2018                   Summer Guest Artist Exhibition, Purbeck New Wave Gallery, Swanage, Dorset

2018                   Rollington Barn, Purbeck Art Weeks, Dorset

2018                   Guest Illustrator, Sketch Event, RSPB Arne Nature Reserve, Dorset

2018                   Bologna Children's Book Fair, Bologna, Italy

2018                  Joint Exhibition, Purbeck Artisan Yard, Wareham

2018                  The Tree and The Spire, Solo Exhibition, The Jam Factory, Oxford

AWARDS

2020                 Shortlisted for the 2021 Blue Peter Book Awards, for Best Book with Facts

2017                 Runner-up for Little White Lies Creative Brief Competition, with illustrated magazine cover

2016                 Shortlisted and Highly Commended for the V&A Student Illustrator of the Year Award

2008                 Winner of Pink Pig Sketchbook Award

BOOKS AND RECENT PUBLICATIONS

2020                 Illustrator for children's book 'Inventors', published by DK and written by Nellie Huang

2019                 Illustrator for children's book 'Explorers', published by DK and written by Nellie Huang

2019                 Book jacket illustration for 'Songs for the Elephant Man', published by Mantle Arts

2018                 Illustration for 'Home' podcast on 'Verbal Remedy'

2018                 Featured in Dorset Magazine, May edition

2018                 Chapter illustrations for #MeToo Anthology, edited by Deborah Alma, published by Fairacre Press

2018                 Book jacket illustration for 'The Music Maker', published by Mantle Arts

2017                 Book jacket illustration for 'Mrs Rochester's Attic', published by Mantle Arts

2017                 5 Illustrations published in 'Do What You Want' Zine, edited by Ruby Tandoh

 

IN THE PRESS

  • Featured in Stylist: ''5 women who travel for work share their tips on escaping the home office'  to read click here

  • Shortlisted for the Blue Peter 2021 Book Awards for Best Book for Facts - read here

  • Little White Lies - Featured as a Runner-up for Little White Lies Creative Brief Competition, to read click here

  • Jacksons Art Blog - an interview by Lisa Takahashi about my V&A shortlisted illustration, my process, and my experience on my MA at Kingston University. The interview can be read here

  • Digital Arts Online - My illustration 'The Clearing' was showcased alongside the 13 other shortlisted works on the Digital Arts Online website

  • The Independent - Coverage of the V&A Illustration Awards shortlist which can be viewed here

  • - V&A Blog - Interviews with the V&A judges of Student Illustrator of the Year award, about the five student entrants, which can be viewed here. My shortlisted illustration 'The Clearing' was praised for its  'wonderful way with colour and an almost filmic use of perspective and angles'

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