In 1992 I was living in Bath. At the time I was working as an illustrator and was lucky enough to include Amnesty International, Greenpeace and Oxfam amongst my clients. I worked with Oxfam to produce a calendar that was sold through all their shops. The work centred around the crafts they sold in their stores and the people who made them, and my flat was full of rugs and ceramics, and embroideries ( I had to give them all back, but loved spending time with them).

One of the paintings was later sold. In pencil and watercolour, it shows Guatemalan weavers working, spinning, weaving and carding. The owner is downsizing and is offering the piece for sale. Not sure of the size at the moment, but will find out and add tomorrow. I seem to recall them being quite large pieces. It is framed. The price is £3000.

I loved this job. This was before I worked in picture books. Most of my work prior to this had been one off editorial pieces, and then sets of greetings cards. I felt then that I was just beginning to learn my craft, but I guess I still feel the same every day, so it’s good to look back almost 30 years and see a strong piece of work, a developing language. And obviously a passion for putting goats into pictures.

Email me if you are interested and I will pass your details on to the seller.

About Jackie

I am an artist and writer. I live in a small house by the sea in Wales where I write, paint, walk and watch and dream of bears and whales. I love to read, have a wish for wings and prefer the company of animals to that of humans, though at times I can be quite friendly. I am learning how to work with wood engraving tools and hoping to show that you can teach an old dog new tricks.
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1 Response to 1992

  1. Great history, beautiful work as always.

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