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Jeanette McCulloch

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Artwork for Jeanette McCulloch

Song Birds

Eastnor Meadow

Hope End

Storm over the Malvern Hills

Dumbleton Wood

Oyster Hill

Petty France

Hog's Back


How would you describe the work you do and why?: 

I am inheritably curious about the world about me and I am instinctively drawn to things which seem to have layers of meaning. That might be landscape, museum objects, carvings on building, faces and figures or birds, each of these themes pick away at related ideas: deterioration, human impact, the making of history, how we leave our mark.... Because my themes are broad I move between medium, combining print processes and painting and running concurrent to this are my 'BookArts', a running commentary of ideas.

For you what does being an artist mean?: 

Art is sensory, and the images I capture often try to express squally weather, repetitive or unexpected sound, decay, electric colour , the ticking of time, cultural landscape when we have been, walked and left a mark. Unexpected richness in so many ways surrounds us and to make art which responds to these things is a visual connection to a much bigger world. To make art is joyous and the making of it gives a feeling of profound satisfaction, even when a drawing or painting goes wrong, it doesn't matter, its the doing that counts!

Describe what you call yourself/your practice?: 

Trained in Fine Art and Textiles, my art practice moves between medium and disciplines, I am a mixed media artist. I love processes and materials, there is an endless excitement about the possibility of what paint or print etc might be pushed to do.

Your practice & activities include e.g workshops, teaching: 

Running parallel to my art practice are workshops I run from my Red Earth Arts C.I.C studio in Ledbury and across a wider community working with poet Sara-Jane Arbury. My workshops often have an experimental element. For many years I have worked with people with neurodegenerative and complex illnesses and from these people I have learnt a lot, working in hospitals, hospices, specialist care settings. I have been in receipt of grants from the Arts Council, National Lottery, healthcare providers and charitable organisations. I like the mix of working independently as an artist and as a community artist.

CV & Education, relevant & leading to your artistic practice: 

I have a 1st Class Honours Degree from Manchester University in Constructed Textiles and an MA in Fine Art from the Royal College of Art. I was also fortunate to be awarded an Rotarian Scholarship and moved to San Francisco with an artist in residency in The San Francisco State University. I also enjoy collaborating with other artists and writers, I like creative conversations and links.

Exhibitions in the last 3 years: 

I have recently exhibited Other Worldly in Hereford Library, created 13 commissioned painted murals in The Barratt Browning Institute, Ledbury, home of the Ledbury Poetry Festival, have permanent work exhibited at Ledbury railway station, and shown BookArt at the Weavers Gallery Ledbury.

Your gallery outlets/stockists: 

I often work to commission, including illustrations, and sell via gallery exhibitions. My work can be seen on my website and Facebook artist page and Instagram.

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