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Jill Crowther

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Artwork for Jill Crowther

Midnight Hare

Magical Beasts

Nesting Time

Plantain Wild Flower

Autumn Fennel


Roosting Time

Magical Tree


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

My work is very colourful ,contemporary, fun, I want each piece to give joy. I often abstract a subject, I like to play, I go into a place of pure creativity. There is of course a part of me that wants a certain outcome, but the main goal is to see what happens, and see what I’m capable of, that s the thrill for me. My work splits into 3 areas, pure Abstract, Semi Abstract and Representational. I have annotated this on my website, in the Gallery section, where incidentally you can see me on You tube at the bottom of the home page, creating a piece called Irises.

For you what does being an artist mean?: 

All encompassing, its my passion, its the ultimate form of self expression.

Describe what you call yourself/your practice?: 

Resident Artist of the Apple Store Gallery. Painter, using lots of different media, including pastels, acrylics, watercolour, oils and mixed media.

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

I have a studio in Hereford above the Apple Store Gallery. You are welcome to visit at any time. I not only produce originals, but prints of most of my work are available, any size, I also sell greeting cards of my work, and cushions. If you want you will shortly be able to view my new shop on my website jillcrowtherart.co.uk, items can be purchased directly from the sight or you can discuss your requirements with me, items can be purchased through the gallery, collected from the gallery or they can be posted by courier. If you live within a 50 mile radius of Hereford I can deliver by Hand. I also work to commission , just let me know what your particular vision is. I exhibit in many Galleries in Hereford and Wales, see my Events page for more info.

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

Self taught artist, professional since 2016, moved to Herefordshire in 2018. Many classes and workshops undertaken leading up to being professional. O level art at school. Lived in Banbury prior to moving undertook Oxford art weeks, and in several galleries, including Church lane gallery Banbury.

Exhibitions in the last 3 years: 

various exhibitions in the Apple Store gallery, as resident artist. Marches gallery Kineton 2020, Hacks online 2020, restricted due to Lockdown, finally H.Art
2019, and 2021 obviously Covid has played a part, I was resident artist of the month for CARAD Museum and gallery for June where I completed a painting in watercolour of Irises, by filming myself, this film can now be seen of my website Home page. I exhibit at the Willow Gallery Ostwestry on a regular basis, I have items for sale at no61 a shop in Shrewsbury, I exhibited last year with the Herefordshire Wildlife Trust at various venues, together with other Herefordshire artists.. I am also a member of HACS and exhibit with them on. Regular basis, often at the Courtyard venue in Hereford.

Your gallery outlets/stockists: 

Apple Store Gallery Hereford and no61 Shrewsbury, my Website will shortly have a shop, jillcrowtherart.co.uk.

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