Author Archives: Jackie

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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Comfort is so much what I turn to at the moment. I’ve a small book of grasses that I carry in my pocket, to learn the names of grass, and the comfort of books has always brought me peace. And … Continue reading

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An exhibition at Canwood Gallery

I have work in a mixed exhibition at The Canwood Gallery in Herefordshire. The exhibition is organised by St Michael’s Hospice an a percentage of the sale of all work goes to the hospice.  I have 12 pieces in the … Continue reading

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Busy, painting.

There is too little time to blog, but I’ve so many things that I am keeping ‘under my hat’ I need to let a few out. But first thing to say is that the exhibition at Botanic Gardens in Edinburgh … Continue reading

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Wheels

It’s taken a while, but I have finally got around to putting some signage on my van. Not as flamboyant as my old dragon van, but I think it looks quite elegant. Both vans were done by Sigma in Haverfordwest. … Continue reading

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Old dogs, new tricks.

I met Tamsin Abbott first in the pages of Earth Pathways Diary. Her work shone out from the pages. We met in person at Art in Action and became friends, and so we met Mike Abbott, her husband. I’ve stayed … Continue reading

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Being on holiday

On the way to ‘being on holiday’ we called in at Booth’s Bookshop in Hay, to sign books and pick up a painting. And then we wove our way to a place near Cradley, a beautiful place with a view … Continue reading

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Read Between the Lines

A long time ago I lived in Hereford. I was 19 years old, with a heart full of hopes. My first time away from home. I’d been to my interview at the college dressed ( by my parents still) in … Continue reading

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Selling Hope

I have, as much as is possible, avoided listening to the radio. Seeing the protestors in London gave me hope. Seeing Trump and Putin, metaphorically hand in hand, if not physically, dashed it again. So I turned to hope. The … Continue reading

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Otters for books

It’s like a curious trade. I paint otters to sell, and the money becomes books that are given to schools, to green the classrooms and act as a catalyst for learning natural literacy. I’m working on three things at the … Continue reading

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Selling time….

I will sell you my morning memories, and the gold soul of a sea-smoothed beach stone. £250 for The Lost Words for Powys SOLD. Email me to secure, as this is an original piece. Made from time, memories, white gold … Continue reading

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