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Jesse Eve Watkins

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Luminosity of Being

The Biggest Shift

Nothing at all Our Own


Myth and Magic


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

My art, in general, is focused on growing; evolving through the human experience, unable to stay permanently as anything. Imagery that has repeatedly returned to me while making this work are vessels, the moon cycle, the sun, gold. Often minimal, I am interested in the balance between space and warmth.

For you what does being an artist mean?: 

Being an artist is an ongoing, individual path of remembering a true sense of self. It is about heart, openness, connection and vulnerability.

Describe what you call yourself/your practice?: 

I work as an illustrator and printmaker. I am a post-meditation mark-maker, and my spiritual practice is at the heart of all I create.

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

Having trained as a sign-painter, I now work as an illustrator for clients, including book-cover design, hand-painted maps, and other illustrated imagery.
In my own studio time I create screen-prints, poetry, make music and organise meditation retreats.

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

- 2022 | Co-ordinator | 'Black Mountain Meditation Retreat' Olchon Valley, Wales, UK
- 2022 | Meditation Instructor Training, London, UK
- 2016-2018 | Illustrator | The Hedge Magazine Herefordshire, UK
- 2015-Present | Jesse Illustration | Illustrator and branding/marketing director.
- 2013-2016 | Sign-painting apprenticeship. This work has taken me to America, The Caribbean, Germany, France and the UK.
- 2005-2009 | BA Fashion Design & Business Studies, University of Brighton
- 2004-2005 | Fine Art Foundation, Hereford College of Arts

Exhibitions in the last 3 years: 

2023 | 'Spirit of Fire', Kingsland Church.
2022 | 'Christmas Exhibition', The Mid Wales Art Centre.
2019-2023 | Presteigne Open Studios.

Your gallery outlets/stockists: 

Illustrated cards and maps sold at:

The Workhouse, Presteigne.
Bartrums, Hay-on-Wye.
Hawthorn Gallery, Hay-on-Wye.
Wye Valley Makers, Hereford.

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