Artist Jilly puts Ludlow’s historic buildings in the picture
From a ruined medieval fortification, to half timbered Tudor-style buildings leaning over the streets, Ludlow is known for its historic buildings.
Jilly Oxlade-Arnott, with two of her pictures of the buildings behind her
Now an artist has immortalised some of the town’s most iconic landmarks in a new collection.
Jilly Oxlade-Arnott has turned her interest in architecture into a business and for the last few months has been choosing buildings across the Midlands to paint in watercolour.
The 49-year-old visited Ludlow Food Festival last year and was inspired by the sights.
Ludlow Castle is steeped in centuries of history
She has now painted Ludlow’s 11th Century castle, St Laurence’s Church, Kings and Broad Street, The Feathers Hotel, The Buttercross, and Corve Street.
Mrs Oxlade-Arnott, from Worcester, said she had always had a passion for architecture thanks to her father.
“My father was an architect and I’ve always had a passion for architecture,” she said.
“I started doing a collection for Worcester and I wanted to expand my work to other areas. I’d been to the food festival in the castle and saw how much of a beautiful town it is.”
Jilly’s image of the corner of King Street and Broad Street
Mrs Oxlade-Arnott has worked all over the country in marketing roles, but last year gave up her job to pursue her hobby.
“I’ve always been creative, but I worked in marketing until June last year and since then the business has been growing,” she added.
“Most people start up their own business gradually in the evenings before quitting their full-time job, but I just jumped into it.”
The town’s historic Feathers Hotel
“I’ve done life drawing classes before and done graphic design as part of my marketing roles, I’m always doing something creative.”
“The business has been extremely rewarding, my customers all appreciate art and it’s a joy to work with them.”
Mrs Oxlade-Arnott’s prints are up for sale at Ludlow’s Buttercross or on her website architecturalimpressions.uk
Jilly Oxlade-Arnott with museum assistant Petra Bindloss
The Buttercross/ Museum
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